AMBASSADORS OF HOPE
Feature-length film documenting India’s child laborers
CITY LIGHTS
One hell-raising, scrappy little bookstore has survived the changing tides of the publishing world and of the world in general for seven decades.
GROOMED
A new documentary by director Gwen van de Pas and 2x Oscar winning executive producer Bill Guttentag.
ANOTHER MUSIC DOCUMENTARY: THE STORY OF FAILURE
Another Music Doc” will tell the story of the rise, fall and return of the unsung heroes of 90’s alternative rock: Failure.
A PERFECT MATCH
A Perfect Match follows the transformative journey of a vibrant and young multiracial woman living with life-threatening leukemia, whose only hope for survival is a ‘perfect’ bone marrow match from a volunteer donor.

Featured Film

Groomed

“Groomed”: A new documentary by director Gwen van de Pas and 2x Oscar winning executive producer Bill Guttentag.

 

Guilt. Confusion. Complicity. These were feelings that filmmaker Gwen van de Pas held onto for 20+ years, after being sexually assaulted by her swim coach as a child. What she didn’t realize, was that these feelings were caused by a psychological process called “grooming” that her perpetrator had put her through.

 

While an estimated 1 in 6 women and 1 in 33 men in the US are survivors of sexual assault, we hold many misconceptions about it. Most importantly, we believe that sexual assault is violently committed by scary-looking strangers. In reality, however, ~80% of sexual assaults are committed by someone known to the victim and involve a psychological process called “grooming”. Grooming is the process of 1) targeting vulnerable victims, 2) building a relationship that makes the victim feel special, 3) ensuring the victim feels complicit in the assault, and 4) therefore invoking feelings of guilt, shame, and hesitation to report.