Join the Peer Advocates for the second film of their film screening series this semester, "Together." Special guests and filmmakers from Bowdoin College will be here to help facilitate a short discussion after the screening. Food and drinks will be provided!
Together shares stories about what it’s like to be a student who has experienced sexual violence. Students at Bowdoin College submitted anonymous, written stories about their own experiences, and in the film, actors tell these stories in the context of a day in the life of a student. While these stories do not represent every experience of sexual violence on and off a college campus, they do offer a wide range of perspectives on what it can be like to experience rape and/or sexual assault and endure its aftermath.
Together is a film about support and prevention. The film aims to educate and shift the way we think and talk about sexual violence by focusing on the validity of each story rather than blame and punishment or what is legal and illegal.
The film operates on a simple premise: only when we understand that sexual violence personally affects all of us- whether it be directly or through a friend daughter, boyfriend, or classmate- will be able to successfully address it on college campuses, in high schools, and in the broader community.