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We never imagined that we would have the wherewithal or necessary sensitivity to make this project without that type of alliance. Este site usa cookies para assegurar a performance de nossos serviços. It’s almost irrelevant, who the predator is, because we really need to address how these crimes happen — how they’re not just one-offs, how they are systemically supported and endorsed by a cadre of social mores and people who want to protect their interests and so they protect the predators. David Fincher Confirms the ‘Very Expensive’, The 50 Best Horror Movies on Netflix Right Now. Your emotional health comes first. Amy Ziering is a two-time Emmy® Award winning and Academy Award® nominated documentary filmmaker. The film was two weeks away from its world premiere at Sundance in January when Oprah Winfrey, its high-profile executive producer, abruptly cut ties with the project. Where’s the evidence?

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Though Ziering and Dick have ample experience dealing with sexual assault survivors, this was the first time they sought to tell a story of sexual assault set in the black community and the more complex burdens it places on women of color. The fact that our story has been told is a privilege.

Things change all the time because there’s no script. Filmmakers Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering are directing and producing a documentary about sexual assault in the music industry. The film’s journey started like a dream when Oprah Winfrey agreed to come on board as executive producer, partnering with the filmmakers in a multi-picture deal for the AppleTV+ platform. While we generally do not seek to edit or actively moderate comments, our spam filter prevents most links and certain key words from being posted and the Forward reserves the right to remove comments for any reason. National Treasure Tiffany ‘New York’ Pollard Returns to VH1 for Reunion Special. While we generally do not seek to edit or actively moderate comments, our spam filter prevents most links and certain key words from being posted and the Forward reserves the right to remove comments for any reason.

Amy Ziering is an American film producer and director. That really shook me, so I feel a deep responsibility and privilege to help other people tell their stories when they can’t.”. Winfrey described the parting as one over creative differences, emphasizing that she believed the women while also saying that she felt the film was being rushed to the festival when there was “more work to be done” on it “to illuminate the full scope of what the victims endured.” Reporting suggested that at least some of Winfrey’s hesitation, about which she’d sought counsel from Ava DuVernay, stemmed from concerns about the ability of two white filmmakers to do justice to a story that wasn’t just about sexual assault but about hip-hop and misogynoir. You\'ll receive the next newsletter in your inbox.

Amy Ziering is a two-time Emmy Award-winning and Academy Award-nominated documentary filmmaker. Kanye West Tells Joe Rogan ‘My Calling Is to Be the Leader of the Free World’. The documentary, from directors Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering (whose previous collaborations include Outrage, The Hunting Ground, and the Oscar-nominated The Invisible War), delves into allegations of sexual assault made against music mogul Russell Simmons in late 2017 and early 2018.

She told us her story, and then she said, “I don’t know what I’m doing or who I am or where any of this will lead.” And I said, “Look, we don’t want to add any pressure or burden. So we went around and started pitching that we were going to do something on sexual harassment and assault in Hollywood. The movie, from Oprah … It’s really their perspective, their insights, their voices that we wanted to platform and showcase. You’re struggling with a lot.

Was there a moment, when the Harvey Weinstein stories started breaking and Me Too picked up momentum, when making a follow-up seemed like a natural thing for you to do?

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It was two years before the Me Too movement. That’s what we’re about. Mostly known for her work in documentary films, she is a regular collaborator of director Kirby Dick; the two directed 2002's Derrida and 2020's On the Record together, with Ziering also producing several of Dick's films as sole director. Aside from the nasal swabs, seems like he’s doing great. Etc. But Winfrey acknowledged that Simmons, who’s denied all allegations, had aggressively pressured her, privately as well as publicly, to drop her involvement, while also attempting to discredit his accusers.

There’s this added layer in the black community that we have to contend with, oh, you’re going to put this before the race?

(This Is Not a Metaphor.).

How did you catch her at that point of starting to have a conversation with the New York Times? In ‘On the Record,’ Amy Ziering and Kirby Dick take on Russell Simmons, without Oprah. Amy Ziering: It’s an even crazier story than that. But the real reason or reasons Winfrey bailed on the project remain a mystery.

She is the co-author of the new book by the same name.

I call Kirby.

Then Me Too happens, our cell phones exploding, and all of these people that we pitched to are like, “Hey, what happened to that project?” Likewise, women who’d been dying to talk started calling us and saying, “I’ll talk to you, are you guys doing anything?” We looked at each other and said, “Well, here we go.” We just started filming stories.

A documentary, I think, is uniquely suited to fuse those two points of view — the emotional and the analytical. Oprah Winfrey was a very active and close collaborator for over a year with us on the project.

So she said that sounds fine. In the past year, we’ve started getting more fiction and nonfiction films dealing with the topic. Filmmaker behind The Hunting Ground, a documentary about sexual assault on college campuses.

The film’s a reflection of that symptom. We’re not going to back down.”.

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