Documentary Screening: September 7, 2012

Date: May 31
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Where: Theatre

The Rooms is a place of stories, a place to gather, and a place of community. It is also a place where Ashley found peace and solace in the months after her sexual assault. 

Eleven years later, during Mental Health Awareness Month, Ashley returns to The Rooms to share her journey towards reframing September 7, 2012 - a day that for too long has been synonymous with her traumatic experience.

In her documentary, September 7, 2012, Ashley connects with a group of strangers to hear their stories and to share hers, in hopes that their experiences combined can help effect change within.

Through her work at The Journey Project, Ashley has coordinated Visions of Justice: a photo journey. The film adaptation of this photography exhibit will be celebrated and screened alongside September 7, 2012 at this event.

Audience Advisory: Mature subject matter. Content deals with experiences of sexual assault. 

About the Presenter:

Ashley is a Registered Social Worker who has completed both a BSW from the University of Manitoba and a BA from Memorial University. She spent the past 12 years working in the not-for-profit sector with marginalized populations. Rooted in harm reduction and trauma informed philosophies her work has been primarily frontline and crisis driven. With this background, she was able to act on her desire to effect change in the community where she grew up. She now works to support survivors of sexual violence as they navigate their legal options.

About the Filmmaker:

Dominique Jean is a filmmaker, photographer, and community Social Worker who lives a very busy life in St. John’s. Self-taught and directed, his passion to get behind the lens has pushed Dom to find ways to incorporate film in his life and career. Creatively Dom is excited by short documentaries and narratives that bring the human experience to life while ensuring the emotional safety of his subjects. September 7, 2012 is the first collaborative short documentary that Dom has produced.