Audrie & Daisy


Audrie & Daisy is an American documentary film about three cases of rape. The Audrey Pott and Daisy Coleman. At the time of the sexual assaults, Pott was 15 and Coleman was 14 years old. After the assaults, the victims and their families were subjected to abuse and cyberbullying . The documentary follows their outcomes through time, social media, short documents and police investigations.

The film directors Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk, a husband-and-wife team who have teenage children of their own, had been fascinated by the role of social media in teenage lives and were attracted to the Daisy Coleman story as ” Modern-day ‘ Scarlet Letter ‘ story. [1]

Release

Audrie & Daisy had its world premiere at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival on January 25, 2016. [2] [3] The film was purchased by Netflix for streaming and was released on September 23, 2016. [4]

Accolades

Award Date of ceremony Category Recipient (s) result Ref (s)
Annie Awards February 4, 2017 Best Animated Special Production Audrie & Daisy Nominated [5]
Women Film Critics CircleAwards December 18, 2016 Best Documentary By or About Women Audrie & Daisy Nominated [6]
Peabody Awards May 20, 2017 Award of Merit AfterImage Public Media in association with Actual Films Won

Cases

  • Rape and Suicide of Audrie Pott of Saratoga High School in Saratoga, California (September 3, 2012)
  • Rape of 14-year-old Daisy Coleman and her 13-year-old friend Paige Parkhurst in Maryville, Missouri (January 8, 2012)
  • Rape of Delaney Henderson of St. Joseph High School (Santa Maria, California) (June, 2011)

See also

  • Post-assault treatment of sexual assault victims

References

  1. Jump up^ Local Filmakers explores Sexual Assault and Social Mediaon San Francisco Chronicle website, December 28, 2015, retrieved 1 February 2016
  2. Jump up^ Audrie & Daisyon Sundance website
  3. Jump up^ Democracy Nowinterview byAmy Goodmanwith Sheila Pott (mother of Audrie), Daisy Coleman, and Melinda Coleman (mother of Daisy):part 1 part 2
  4. Jump up^ Nosheen Iqbal (September 19, 2016). “Audrie and Daisy: an unflinching account of high-school sexual assault” . The Guardian . Retrieved 19 September 2016 .
  5. Jump up^ “44th Annie Award Nominees” . International Animated Film Society. November 28, 2016 . Retrieved November 29, 2016 .
  6. Jump up^ “The Women’s Film Critics Circle Nomination Award Picks For 2016” . NewsBlaze. December 12, 2016 . Retrieved December 12, 2016 .

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