For Sexual Assault Awareness Month 2018, survivors of sexual trauma reveal an important truth. #1in6
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This PSA aims to expand the public’s perception of what a survivor looks like through a creative and unexpected twist: after five women read first-hand accounts of sexual abuse or assault, it is simultaneously revealed to both the women and the viewer that these accounts belong to men, and that the men to whom the stories belong are present at the filming. Each woman and man proceed to have a candid conversation about what it means to acknowledge and support men who have had these experiences.
1in6 is a national nonprofit organization supporting the estimated 1 in 6 men who have experienced sexual abuse or assault. At 1in6, we believe that the tens of millions of male survivors who have had such experiences deserve to live whole, meaningful lives, but we know that isn’t always easy. Entrenched myths about masculinity, the stigma and silence around the issue, and a lack of male-specific services are just some of the barriers men face to seeking help and addressing emotional wounds in a healthy way.
Men who feel unsafe to disclose and seek help may risk exposure to social dysfunction and mental and physical health issues, including but not limited to: depression, PTSD, suicidal ideation, addiction, isolation, fear of intimacy, confusion about sexuality, interpersonal violence, and feelings such as anger, guilt, shame, and distrust.
We help men overcome the negative effects of past experiences and reclaim their lives by offering information, outreach, and free and anonymous services for men and their loved ones, as well as service providers working with men.
Director: Andy Langdon
Executive Producer: Steve LePore
Producer: Meredith Alling
Producer: Lindsay Saunders
Director of Photography: Luc Delamare
Gaffer: Oliver Alling
Cam Op: Arturo Ochoa
Cam Op: Vincent Patin
Cam Op: Matt Richardson
Cam Op: Megan Stacey
Production Sound: Graham Morgan
Boom Op: Juliana Collins
Production Stills: Jon Rou
Grip: Douglas Biel
Wrangler: Jared McCarthy
Wrangler: Jackie Sheehan
PA: Eric Betancourt
Clinical Consultant: Tracy DeTomasi
Advocate to James Meadours: Leigh Ann Davis
Male Participants: Isaac Andrade, Walter Castaneda, Mark Godoy, Glen Hull, James Meadours
Female Participants: Ashley Bell, Esella Ibarra, Elizabeth Lamboy-Wilson, Katrina Lee, Joy Sunday
Where the Winds Blow - Austin Carey Fray, Bruce Fingers, Billie Ray Fingers
Infinte Haze - Grayson Voltaire, Dexter French
I Won't Let You Down - Wolfgang Black, Dexter French
Wood For the Trees - Rupert Vyvyan Kenrick Pope