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Designing for Impact - Case studies (Continued): The Line

The Line

A rare personal film that truly becomes universal…
- Human Rights Watch Film Festival

The Line tells a true story. Nancy Schwartzman, the filmmaker, is a young woman who was raped and decided to confront the attacker with a hidden camera. The film puts our focus on today’s “rape culture”, and raises a difficult question:

Where is the line defining consent?

For this week's case study, we will focuse on how this intimate 24-minute documentary effectively addressed the issue of sex and violence, and how the filmmaker started a compaign that bring real changes to the ways that views think about consent.

To read the inspiring case study please visit:



Also, for those who want to see the film, the Women’s Center of American University will organize a screening on: 

Tuesday, November 8 · 8:00pm - 11:00pm at Ward 2


Other case studies featured in the report will be available:

Oct. 21: Not in Our Town

Oct. 28: A Lion in the House

Nov. 4: The Line

Nov. 11: Lioness

Nov. 18: Out In The Silence

Nov. 25: State Of Fear: The Truth About Terrorism

Stay tuned!

For more information or to download the report, please visit: