By Shannon Sheehan
The first sneak peak screening of the nearly finished UnSlut: a Documentary Film premiered in Palo Alto last Wednesday, July 22nd, through partnerships with viiv media and PeerSpace. The documentary aims to spread awareness of the power and far reaching impact that sexual bullying can have for girls everywhere; NBC Bay Area covered the screening, repeating the film's theme that "words can inspire or destroy."
Emily Lindin, filmmaker and founder of The UnSlut Project, said to NBC that the word is so powerful because of its universally harsh implications. As the film emphasizes, "it can be deployed at any women at any time; whether or not she is actually sexually active is sort of beside the point." In the past decade, the emergence of social media has made sexual bullying particularly harsh and explosive, making the film’s message crucial.
Viiv media hosts "pop-up popcorn screenings" of films that help fuel its mission of "shattering today’s warped media reflections of women and providing a better lens through which to view our selves and our world." This is just the first sneak peak of the film that will be screened this fall in venues across the world. Thanks to everyone who attended and helped make this sneak peak screening a huge success! Click here to find out how to bring the film to a school, community center, theater, or living room near you.