Family Reunion by Laverne Ross

Tuesday, December 16, 2008


From Ebony Intuition:

Winner of an audience choice award and a juried award at the San Diego Women Film Festival, NO! also explores how rape is used as a weapon of homophobia.

Since its official release in 2006, NO! has been screened and distributed to racially and ethnically diverse audiences at film festivals, community centers, colleges/universities, high schools, correctional facilities, rape crisis centers, battered women’s shelters, and conferences throughout the United States, in Italy, Spain, Rwanda, Kenya, Nepal, South Africa, Hungary, Jordan, Burkina Faso, Peru, Mexico, and Brazil.

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“If the Black community in the Americas and in the world would save itself, it must complete the work this film begins.“~Alice Walker, Pulitzer Prize Winning Author

“…As a rape survivor, I’ve been having trouble expressing my thoughts and fears about what happened to me. The courage of the women in [NO!] to speak out is a new inspiration. I’m telling my friends and colleagues about your film, as I think it’s imperative for women and men of all backgrounds to see it and increase their understanding about violence against women.”
~Cecilia, Chicago, Illinois

2 comments: said...

Hello there!

I have seen this documentary twice and I met the woman who created it. I absolutely recommend that every church, every women's organization and sorority and ALL black men's groups and blogs focus on the rape and sexual assault of black women and black girls that is continuing in all-black communities while deviants wear "stop snitching" t-shirts to taunt the girls who have been gang-raped.

We need to end the collective silence... it is estimated by black women's groups that HALF of black women were raped by the age of 21.

We need to do more than say "no" we need to say: ENOUGH!

Peace, blessings and DUNAMIS!

Ebony Intuition said...

Thanks for reposting this!!