POV: Roll Red Roll -- Screening and Discussion
Join WTTW at the Chicago Cultural Center for a free screening and discussion of the POV documentary Roll Red Roll.
At a pre-season football party in Steubenville, Ohio, a heinous crime took place: the assault of a teenaged girl by members of the town’s beloved high school football team. What transpired would garner national attention and result in the sentencing of two key offenders. But it was the disturbing social media evidence uncovered online by crime blogger Alex Goddard that provoked the most powerful questions about the case, and about the collusion of teen bystanders, teachers, parents, and coaches to protect the assailants and discredit the victim.
Roll Red Roll uncovers the engrained rape culture at the heart of the incident, acting as a cautionary tale about what can happen when teenage social media bullying runs rampant and adults look the other way.
A panel discussion will follow the film. This is a free event; please RSVP.