Every twenty-nine seconds a woman is raped in South Africa. This powerful documentary offers a fascinating and moving insight into the lives of South Africa’s black lesbians who, raped because of their sexuality, refuse to become victims. Set in Johannesburg and its surrounding townships, the film interweaves the experiences of four women, victims of rape, as they prepare for an annual Gay Pride celebration. With courage and a remarkable resilience, they describe the immense prejudices they have had to endure in their townships. (27 minutes) This screening is a partnership with UNT’s Efforts to Prevent and Educate against Sexual Assault and Intimate Partner Violence. A discussion following the screening will be led by Hillarye Hightower.
Hillarye Hightower is the Director of Community Education & Violence Intervention and Prevention Program with the Denton County Friends of the Family.
The Doc Spot Film Series is presented by the UNT Media Library. All films screenings are held in the Media Library, Chilton Hall Rm 111C and select events will be accompanied by a guest lecturer. The Doc Spot Film Series begins its ninth season this year. The spring 2015 series includes outstanding documentaries that explore a wide range of current event and social issues.