ROLL RED ROLL
Documentary Feature | 80 minutes

This film played at HIFF 2018
on 10/5/2018 and 10/7/2018
VIEW HIFF ARCHIVE

VIEW 2018 FILM GUIDE

Directed By
Nancy Schwartzman

Produced By
Nancy Schwartzman
Steven Lake
Jessica Devaney


Sponsored by



2018 | English | USA

In 2012, the sleepy town of Steubenville, Ohio made international news when a whistle-blowing blogger discovered a series of disturbing online evidence documenting the sexual assault of a teenage girl by star members of the high school football team. Examining the complicated motivations of the perpetrators, bystanders, and community leaders who actively denied and dismissed the event, documentarian Nancy Schwartzman attempts to unpack the harmful attitudes at the core of their unconscionably complicit behavior. Timely and undeniably affecting, ROLL RED ROLL goes behind the headlines to uncover the deeply entrenched, social media-fueled, “boys will be boys” culture at the root of sexual assault in America.