Through intimate testimonies from Black women victim/survivors, commentaries from acclaimed African-American scholars and community leaders, impacting archival footage, spirited music, dance, and performance poetry, NO! unveils the reality of rape, other forms of sexual violence, and healing in African-American communities. Winner of both a juried award and an audience choice award at the 2006 San Diego Women Film Festival, NO! explores how the collective silence about acts of rape and other forms of sexual assault adversely affects African-Americans, while simultaneously encouraging dialogue to bring about healing and reconciliation between all men and women.
"Produced and directed by Aishah Shahidah Simmons, Breaking silence : a supplemental video to No!, the rape documentary features selected in-depth excerpts from the thirty plus hours of footage that didn't make it into the award winning, internationally acclaimed No!, the rape documentary. This comprehensive video is compartmentalized into five individual segments, which feature compelling messages from women and men violence prevention advocates/activists and riveting testimonials from women who are multiple survivors of sexual violence"--Videodisc container.