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Hot Docs 2018: “Slut or Nut” in She Does the City

When Mandi Gray reported being raped by a fellow PhD student, she wasn’t prepared for the labyrinth she was thrown into as a result of speaking out. When her former boss told her to document everything, she listened, keeping careful notes and video diaries that captured each conversation and development in the case.

A new documentary, Slut or Nut: The Diary of a Rape Trial, incorporates Mandi’s video diaries, animation, stories from other survivors and legal analysis to create a powerful educational tool. It cuts through assumptions about what a victim is supposed to do in the aftermath of an assault and spotlights the need for the judiciary to better inform survivors attempting to navigate the system.

We spoke with Mandi about the film this week.

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