As a society, most of us don’t understand sexual assault, and the impact of trauma on one’s life. We give no room to nuance. We raise boys to think that sex is something to obtain from women, rather than a mutually shared experience. We shame girls for being sexual beings. We teach fear based sex ed. We box masculinity in a way that treats men as predators, giving no space for them to process trauma of their own. And the Black community, especially, seems to overlook how much sexual trauma impacts our everyday lives. I’ve chosen to put my healing journey in front of the world – in hopes to be the change that I want to see. I hope survivors everywhere can watch this documentary, and gain the strength to start their own healing process. I hope this documentary opens dialogue among all people, of all backgrounds, genders, sexual orientation, and races. I truly hope that sharing my journey saves lives…because healing from trauma is the only reason I’m here (and sane) today. - Zanah Thirus
Unlearning Sex - Panel Discussion
Join filmmaker Zanah Thirus and Therapist Anisha Cooper to talk about Zanah's film Unlearning Sex, and discuss how to reclaim your sexuality after trauma.
All event times are Central Time.
40th: The Story of Bishop Robert Williams and Roberts Temple
Available: Thursday, October 1st – 7am - 7pm CST
A documentary that tells the story of Bishop William Roberts and the Roberts Temple Church of God in Christ, and explores its place in Chicago's Black History - including the funeral of Emmett Till.
This film will only be available to view between 7 AM and 7 PM CST on Thursday, October 1st.
Far East Deep South
Available: Sunday, September 27th – 7am - 7pm CST
A documentary about the Chiu family's surprising journey through Mississippi in search of lost family history. They meet a diverse group of residents and historians who shed light on the complex history of the early Chinese in the segregated South.
This film will only be available to view between 7 AM and 7 PM CST on Sunday, September 27th.
Carrying and contending with traditions, finding faith and defining identity, life-changing events and putting the pieces back together after... this diverse collection of short films explores many of life's precious moments and greatest challenges.
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