What if all it cost was one dollar. Yep. One measly little dollar. Well that’s what I am asking you to contribute to the fight to end sexual violence. A major barrier in the fight against sexual violence is a culture of silence and an attitude of indifference. Sexual violence is a global pandemic that has significant impact on the health of victims, their families and the society at large. A humane society is tasked with the responsibility of insuring and protecting the health and well being of all of it’s member.
We are committed to the fight to end sexual violence in all of it’s manifestations. To this end we support causes that raise awareness about this complex issue. One of the ways to raise awareness is throug the medium of celluloid. We are embarking on a journey to create a repository of films that speak to sexual and gender based violence all over the world. Films have the power to change attitudes, raise awareness, impact policy and change lives.
We recently recieved a request for help from T.J. Parsell.
The following appeared on Amazon
When seventeen-year-old T.J. Parsell held up the local Photo Mat with a toy gun, he was sentenced to four and a half to fifteen years in prison. The first night of his term, four older inmates drugged Parsell and took turns raping him. When they were through, they flipped a coin to decide who would “own” him. Forced to remain silent about his rape by a convict code among inmates (one in which informers are murdered), Parsell’s experience that first night haunted him throughout the rest of his sentence.In an effort to silence the guilt and pain of its victims, the issue of prisoner rape is a story that has not been told. For the first time Parsell, one of America’s leading spokespeople for prison reform, shares the story of his coming of age behind bars. He gives voice to countless others who have been exposed to an incarceration system that turns a blind eye to the abuse of the prisoners in its charge. Since life behind bars is so often exploited by television and movie re-enactments, the real story has yet to be told. Fish is the first breakout story to do that.