*Morea Steinhauer (left - associate producer) & Jennifer Baumgardner (right - director and producer) facilitating a Q&A following a NYC film screening
IT WAS RAPE (2013) --- 60 minutes
It Was Rape by NYC-based/Fargo native Jennifer Baumgardner, is a diverse documentary film project that explores eight women telling their personal stories of sexual assault, from a Midwestern teenager trying alcohol for the first time to a Native American woman gradually coming to terms with her abusive childhood. Rape is wrong, illegal, reprehensible - and yet still tragically common. Gripping and emotional, this film is an opportunity to empathize with people—not just absorb faceless statistics—and to puncture the silence and denial that allow sexual assault to thrive. Ultimately, these stories shed light on how this epidemic affects us all.