Spring 2019 Lecture Series & Other Sociology & Criminal Justice Events
Critical Perspectives on Law/Media/Crime/Justice
Free & Open to the Public // Receptions to Follow
Co-Directors Sp 2019: Profs. Horowitz & Lowrey-Kinberg & Phillips
Film Screening: UNTOUCHABLE / with Q&A
When the most powerful lobbyist in Florida discovers that the nanny has sexually abused his daughter, he harnesses his extraordinary political power to pass the toughest sex offender laws in the nation. UNTOUCHABLE chronicles his crusade, and its impact on the lives of several of the 900,000+ people forced to live under the kinds of laws he has championed. The film interweaves intimate portraits of those branded sex offenders with the heartbreaking stories of those who have suffered sexual abuse. It is a film that pushes viewers toward an uncomfortable place, requiring them to walk in the shoes of those who have survived sexual abuse, but to still bear witness to the experiences of those we revile. UNTOUCHABLE won the Maysles New Documentary Director Award at the Tribeca Film Festival; a panel discussion, in collaboration with CJ 3016 (Sex Crimes and American Justice), will follow the screening.