August 18, 2015 by socialaction2014
No Place To Hide
The effects of cyberbullying, rape culture and victim blaming – all borne by one girl
No Place to Hide tells the tragic story of Rehtaeh Parsons, a fifteen-year-old high school student from Nova Scotia who is raped by four schoolboys while at a sleepover. Told through the eyes of her parents after her suicide, the documentary re-explores their traumatic experience of their daughter’s assault, and the vicious circulation of a photo of Rehtaeh being raped. We experience her parents’ anger at the behaviour of the police, who treated her like a suspect and never bothered to investigate her assailants. No Place to Hide is a shocking testament to police indifference, the stigmatisation of victims of sexual assault, and the extreme effects of cyber bullying.
Rama Rau – Ref 6512