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© 2019 The Acorn Project

The Reel Advocacy Series

Supporting community documentary film screenings

to inform, engage, and inspire

political and social action.

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Roll Red Roll

October 22, 2019

At a 2012 pre-season high school football party in Steubenville, Ohio, a young woman is assaulted. The aftermath exposes an entire culture of complicity and the roles that peer pressure, denial, sports machismo, and social media played in the tragedy.


Break the Chain

February 21, 2018

Break the Chain is an award-winning feature-length documentary film that addresses the often "hidden-in-plain-sight" issue of Human Trafficking in the United States.


Afghan Cycles

June 8, 2019

Afghan Cycles follows members of the National Cycling Team in Kabul and young riders in the Bamiyan region who are using mountain bikes to commute to school and run errands. For all of them, the bicycle is a symbol of freedom.


Equal Mean Equal

February 8, 2018

Equal Means Equal reveals the inadequacy of present laws that claim to protect women, ultimately presenting a compelling and persuasive argument for the urgency of ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment. 


ARTivism Ventura: 

Art Workshop & Little Stones Film Screening

September 8, 2018

Little Stones weaves together the personal narratives of four women who are using art – fashion, street-art, hip-hop, and dance – to challenge gender-based violence and empower women and girls around the world.


The Uncondemned

Spring 2017

The Uncondemned follows the story of a mismatched group of young lawyers who came together in 1997 to prosecute, for the first time in history, rape as an international crime of war. Hosted in partnership with In Human Rights Watch, Women's Rights Champions.

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