#ROLLREDROLL Documentary World Premier

The film is finally complete and has earned a spotlight documentary position!!

 

Like many small towns across the country, Steubenville, nestled in a valley in eastern Ohio, lives and dies by its high school football team. So when a teenage girl was sexually assaulted at a pre-season football party in 2012, no one came forward with information. True-crime blogger Alex Goddard set out to uncover the truth, piecing together the details of the crime through cell phone footage and photos that made their way to YouTube, as well as a nearly minute-by-minut

e account of events on social media. In the process, she uncovered both the perpetrators and the entire culture of complicity that enabled them. The ensuing trial, which made national headlines, cut to the very heart of nationwide debates about rape culture.

Nancy Schwartzman’s trenchant and timely film unpacks the constellation of factors that lead to this crime and shaped its aftermath: peer pressure, “boys will be boys” and “she was asking for it” attitudes, denial, cover-ups, and prevarications—on the part of perpetrators, bystanders, and, ultimately, an entire community. Roll Red Roll demands a disturbing question: Was Steubenville an isolated incident, or could what happened there happen anywhere?

—Cara Cusumano

https://www.tribecafilm.com/filmguide/roll-red-roll-2018

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9 Comments

  1. Shesh

    Sad. You are still trying to live through that rape victim and make it your identity.

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    1. prinnie (Post author)

      It is not my identity. You are delusional.

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    2. Cecilia

      I feel bad for the victim that she had to keep living through this over and over. She was a minor when it happened. The media got the story wrong. story due to Alexandria. I am sure I will get banned, but her own messages with Joey Ortega, Jane Hanlin who Prinnie called “gravy legs” was already on the case.
      It was disgusting what thy did to her the victim but you can’t demand action publicly like it was especially when it’s a minor.

      As far as Deric goes. He’s an asshole.

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      1. prinnie (Post author)

        You’re so full of shit. This case got attention because every kid who failed to protect her is culpable. Their parents are culpable for not raising them to take a stand. I presented the tweets, and allowed people to comment on this blog. Not going to ban you. I love it when people make my case for me.

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  2. Cecilia

    Actually, the DA already had the information. You told the New Torker I’m a round about way they were taking too long to act. The victim had already gone to police. I’m not sure why you are the hero here. I say that the nicest way possible. The police already had them screen shots.

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    1. Cecilia

      excuse the typos

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    2. prinnie (Post author)

      TBH that New Yorker article had a lot of information that was inaccurate, not to mention that the journo gave away my location after I begged her not to divulge it. I’m not a hero. This isn’t about me. It’s about WHY the massive amounts of kids knew she was being raped and did NOTHING. That’s the question. WHY didn’t they help her?

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  3. Shelly

    These old ladies never cover their syntax. Why don’t you go bitch to the people that made the film? This is old news, and people got tired of the people who backed the rapists years ago, yet here they are again. I understand you people are in the middle of nowhere, in an old mining town, but can you just for once stop looking so Appalachian?

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    1. prinnie (Post author)

      It’s ridiculous that they have held onto this hatred for so long. Maybe instead of carrying around this old garbage, they can teach their children how to behave like respectable adults. Good kids don’t watch as someone is raped. Good kids don’t laugh or help spread the fact that she was ACTIVELY being raped. You disgust me and it’s very sad that you feel absolutely no shame for how you and your town reacted to the rape of a young girl, and enabled this culture by defending those responsible. ALL of them.

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