Audrie & Daisy

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Audrie & Daisy
Directed by
  • Bonni Cohen
  • Jon Shenk
Produced by
  • Richard Berge
  • Sara Dosa
Written by Michael Goodier
Starring
  • Audrie Pott
  • Daisy Coleman
  • Paige Parkhurst
  • Melinda Coleman
Music by Tyler Strickland
Cinematography Jon Shenk
Edited by Don Bernier
Production
company
Actual Films
Distributed by Netflix
Release date
  • January 25, 2016 (2016-01-25) (Sundance)
  • September 23, 2016 (2016-09-23) (Netflix)
Running time
95 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Audrie & Daisy is an American documentary film about three cases of rape.

The documentary includes the stories of two American high school students, Audrie Pott and Daisy Coleman. At the time of the sexual assaults, Pott was 15 and Coleman was 14 years old. After the assaults, the victims and their families were subjected to abuse and cyberbullying.[1][2]

The documentary follows their outcomes through time, social media, court documents and police investigations. The film directors Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk, a husband-and-wife team who have teenage children of their own, had been fascinated by the role of social media in teenage lives and were attracted to the subject of the Daisy Coleman story as "a modern-day 'Scarlet Letter' story".[1][2]

Release[edit]

Audrie & Daisy had its world premiere at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival on January 25, 2016.[3][4][5] The film was purchased by Netflix for streaming and was released on September 23, 2016.[6]

Accolades[edit]

Award Date of ceremony Category Recipient(s) Result Ref(s)
Annie Awards February 4, 2017 Best Animated Special Production Audrie & Daisy Nominated [7]
Women Film Critics Circle Awards December 18, 2016 Best Documentary By or About Women Audrie & Daisy Nominated [8]
Peabody Awards May 20, 2017 Award of merit AfterImage Public Media in association with Actual Films Won [9]

Cases[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Grady, Pam (24 December 2015). "Film explores tragic pairing of sexual assault and social media". San Francisco Chronicle. Archived from the original on 11 August 2017. Retrieved 11 August 2017. 
  2. ^ a b Drehle, David Von (9 January 2014). "A Cold End to Maryville Sexual Assault Case". Time. Retrieved 13 August 2017. 
  3. ^ "Audrie & Daisy". Sundance.org. Sundance Institute. Retrieved 11 August 2017. 
  4. ^ ""Audrie & Daisy": Mother of Audrie Pott, Teen Who Committed Suicide After Assault, Tells Her Story". Democracy Now!. 29 January 2016. Retrieved 13 August 2017. 
  5. ^ "Maryville Rape Survivor Daisy Coleman Meets Mom of Teen Who Killed Herself After Similar Ordeal". Democracy Now!. 29 January 2016. Retrieved 13 August 2017. 
  6. ^ Iqbal, Nosheen (19 September 2016). "Audrie and Daisy: an unflinching account of high-school sexual assault" (in The Guardian). Retrieved 13 August 2017. 
  7. ^ "44th Annie Award". International Animated Film Association. Archived from the original on 13 August 2017. Retrieved 13 August 2017. 
  8. ^ Miller, Prairie (12 December 2016). "The Women Film Critics Circle Nomination Award Picks For 2016". NewsBlaze. Archived from the original on 13 August 2017. Retrieved 13 August 2017. 
  9. ^ Miceli, Brandy (5 May 2017). "'Audrie and Daisy' wins Peabody Award". The Mercury News. Retrieved 13 August 2017. 

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