It Happened Here
(76 min) US
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Saturday 10/24, 2:40 PM (Session 20)

Director: Lisa F. Jackson
Producer: Marjorie Schwartz Nielsen

Through the intimate portraits of five student survivors, It Happened Here exposes the alarming pervasiveness of sexual assault on college campuses, the institutional cover-ups and the failure to protect students, and follows their fight for accountability and change on campus and in federal court. In raw and intimate interviews, the students describe surviving sexual assault only to be met with apathy, disbelief, blame and retaliation from the authorities when they tried to report the crime. But instead of hiding away in shame, they chose to speak out, and found a way to force institutional change.

Lisa F. Jackson has been making documentary films for over thirty-five years. Sex Crimes Unit, her most recent film, is an unprecedented verite portrait of prosecutors in the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office. The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo won a Special Jury Prize for Documentaries at the Sundance Film Festival and earned two Emmy nominations.  She produced and directed Meeting with a Killer: One Family’s Journey (Emmy Award nominee) for Court TV; The Secret Life of Barbie  (Emmy Award winner) for ABC News;“Addicted” and “Why Am I Gay?” for HBO’s America Undercover series;  “Smart Sex” for the MTV series True Life. She studied filmmaking at MIT with Rickey Leacock.

Marjorie Schwartz Nielsen began her professional career at the Nickelodeon Network producing non-fiction television for teenagers, and has been working with and writing for young audiences ever since. After associate producing documentaries for WNET and KCET, she spent the next twenty years writing feature films and original made-for-cable movies, and was a nominee for a Humanitas Prize. Nielsen has worked with at-risk youth, starting with School on Wheels in Los Angeles missions and shelters, and created programs for Hollygrove Family Services, a non-residential facility for foster youth and Art Division, a nonprofit art school providing free classes, literacy programs and resources for underserved youth in the Rampart district of Los Angeles.

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