National Archives at Kansas City

Film Screening and Panel Discussion of Documentary Audrie & Daisy

For More Information Contact:
Kimberlee Ried, 816-268-8072

National Archives at Kansas City

Press Release: October 19, 2016

Kansas City (MO)… On Wednesday, November 2, at 6:30 p.m., the National Archives will screen the documentary film Audrie & Daisy* with a post-film panel discussion. A free light reception will precede the lecture at 5:30 p.m.

*PROGRAM NOTE: Daisy Coleman’s assault case was reported by KCUR 89.3FM and The Kansas City Star in the Fall of 2013. To date, this screening is the only public community screening scheduled of the documentary film in the greater Kansas City area.

In celebration of the Bill of Rights' 225th anniversary, the National Archives is holding many different conversations across the nation to explore the continuing and often complicated issues of rights in our age. Often, victims' rights are overlooked in many cases involving issues like sexual assault and bullying. Audrie & Daisy examines the ripple effects on families, friends, schools and communities when two underage young women find that sexual assault crimes against them have been caught on camera. From filmmakers Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk (The Island President, The Rape of Europa), this film takes a hard look at America's teenagers who are coming of age in a world of social media bullying, spun wildly out of control. Audrie & Daisy debuted at the Sundance Film Festival in early 2016 and was also featured at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. Film running time is 95 minutes.

After the film, representatives from the Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault and Park University will discuss aspects related to sexual assault, the criminal justice system in relation to victim advocacy, and suicide prevention. Included on the panel is Dr. John Hamilton, Park University; Becca Anderson, Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault; and Victoria Pickering of the Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault.

This program is presented in partnership with the Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault and Park University.

Reservations are requested for this free program by calling 816-268-8010 or emailing Requests for ADA accommodations must be submitted five business days prior to events.

The National Archives at Kansas City is home to historical records dating from the 1820s to the 1990s created or received by Federal agencies in Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota. For more information, call 816-268-8000 or visit us online.

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