Audrie and Daisy

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This feature length documentary covers the stories of Audrie Pott and Daisy Coleman of  two then fifteen year old girls who were sexually assaulted in 2012 by high school peers.  The film not only examines the details of both cases, but also focuses on the brutal aftermath for both girls when they were shamed, humiliated, and bullied by both other students and community members.

Audrie tragically took her own life shortly after the assault, leaving her devastated Saratoga, California family to pick up the pieces and try to move on.  Daisy’s family was driven from their home community of Maryville, Missouri.

Both families are now activists in the anti sexual assault movement, and Audrie’s family was instrumental in the passage of the California Bill called “Audrie’s Law”, that toughens penalties for juvenile sex offenders.

In an unprecedented move, a civil suit by Audrie’s family lead to the condition that the three perpetrators in Audrie’s case must agree to be interviewed for the film.

The film, directed and produced by Bonni Cohen, and produced by Jon Shenk of Actual Films will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival January 25, 2016.


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