What does it mean to bring a rape accusation against one of the most powerful figures in the entertainment industry? Examining the complex factors that make it difficult for Black women to speak out and be heard, Oscar-nominated filmmakers Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering (The Hunting Ground, DOC NYC 2015) follow several women, including Drew Dixon and Sil Lai Abrams, as they decide to go on the record accusing hip hop mogul Russell Simmons of sexual assault. (Courtesy of HBO Max)
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Director: Kirby Dick, Amy Ziering
Executive Producer: John H. N. Fisher & Jennifer Caldwell, Robert Pasin & Muriel Quinn, Julie Smolyansky, Jenny Raskin, Ann Stephen & Jayne Lovell, Adam & Melony Lewis, Mari Snyder Johnson, Debbie McLeod, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Geralyn White Dreyfous, Barbara & Eric Dobkin, Patty Quillin, Regina K. Scully, Ian Darling, Abigail E. Disney, Dan Cogan
Writer: Kirby Dick, Amy Ziering, Sara Newens
Cinematographer: Ava Berkofsky, Thaddeus Wadleigh
Editor: Sara Newens
Music: Terence Blanchard