October 1, 2018

5:00 pm - 7:30 pm, Eastern Time

Screening of Rebecca Richman Cohen’s “The Great Fear”

Wasserstein Hall 2004, Cambridge, MA

As the #metoo movement empowers those targeted by sexual harassment and assault to share their stories, one often-overlooked element of this national conversation is how we treat people who are accused of sex-related crimes in the criminal justice system. Rebecca Richman Cohen, producer of Untouchable has updated and renamed her film in response to critical developments in the #metoo movement. The Great Fear chronicles the crusade of a powerful Florida lobbyist to pass some of the toughest sex offender laws in the nation, and the impact of these laws on the lives of several of the 800,000 people forced to live under them. The film interweaves intimate portraits of men and women who have been branded sex offenders with the heartbreaking stories of those who have suffered sexual abuse. It is a film that pushes viewers toward an uncomfortable place, requiring them to walk in the shoes of those who have survived sexual abuse, but to still bear witness to the experiences of those we might revile.

The screening will be followed by Q&A with Rebecca Richman Cohen.

Watch the trailer at this link: http://www.untouchablefilm.com/

This event is co-sponsored by the HLS ACLU, the Harvard Women’s Law Association, the Criminal Justice Policy Program, and the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race & Justice.

Snacks will be served.