Documentary Feature | 80 minutes

HIFF 2018

 World Cinema Documentary

Directed by
Nancy Schwartzman

Produced by
Nancy Schwartzman, Steven Lake, Jessica Devaney

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.