3 riveting documentaries about the #MeToo movement
Watch the rise and rise of the #MeToo movement on DStv Now, with documentaries on R. Kelly, Harvey Weinstein and Rose McGowan
There is indeed courage in numbers, which we have seen as the brave speak up and speak out about what they have been through at the hands of sexual predators in the entertainment industry. The initial allegations, by people such as Rose McGowan, snowballed into dozens if not hundreds, spawning the #MeToo movement exposing the widespread prevalence of sexual assault and harassment, especially in the workplace.
This month you can watch three documentaries on DStv Now focusing on this topic:
Rose McGowan: Being Brave
No stranger to controversy, feminist activist, actress, author, model and singer Rose McGowan (Scream, Charmed) initially declined to comment when The New York Times revealed in October 2017 she was part of an alleged sexual harassment case involving Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein – one of eight, with different women.
McGowan had previously alleged that Weinstein raped her in a hotel room during the Sundance Film Festival in 2007. Later, Time recognised McGowan as one of the Silence Breakers, the magazine’s Person Of The Year, for speaking out about sexual assault and harassment which is shockingly prevalent – although by no means limited to – the entertainment industry.
The Harvey Weinstein Scandal
Starring in a role he probably never thought would be his – at least not in public – The Harvey Weinstein Scandal examines the rise and fall of Weinstein and other men in power. This documentary explores milestones from Weinstein’s life, career, relationships and his rise to mega-stardom. It reveals the creation and many successes of Miramax and The Weinstein Company, and at the same time, three decades of alleged abuse by Weinstein. Included are exclusive interviews with people who knew him in the industry, women who have come face to face with him, and re-enactment scenes.
Surviving R Kelly
The six-part series Surviving R Kelly is another tale of hidden scandal – one of the biggest in the music industry to date – and women standing together with united voices to share their stories of abuse at the hands of the musician.
To paraphrase Edmund Burke: “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good women to do nothing.” Here, they are doing something, and we applaud them.
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