Filmmakers Film “Tenacidad” has Inspired Free Workshops Giving A Space & Voice To Sexual Assault Survivors
For over a year award winning filmmaker, Nicholle La Vann has been in research and development with her film Tenacidad. Last year she came forward publicly to speak about her own rape she endured at the age of 15 which led to a pregnancy and her keeping the child.
La Vann shared publicly at her photo exhibit at Flower City Arts Center in May 2017, where she completed an Artist in Residency in Photography. Through activism and filmmaking La Vann’s documentaries have received awards and Proclamations for her service and dedication of giving voices to under represented people who are rarely heard behind narrow representations in today’s popular culture.
“My goal is to use my skills to assist less fortunate people that society has forgotten and give them a platform to build themselves up and make conscious decisions. My passion for this story is to lift the veil that covered my mind mentally and healing so other women can heal as well as myself.”
— Nicholle La Vann According to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center one in five women will be raped at some point in their lives and 81% report significant short-term or long-term impacts such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Every eleven minutes child protective services substantiates, or finds evidence for, a claim of child sexual abuse. Of all victims under 18 years of age, 2 out of 3 are ages 12-17. 34% are under age 12 66% age 12-17. RAINN.ORG
Nicholle La Vann will host a FREE workshop and discussion sexual assault awareness and the progress with her ongoing new film “Tenacidad” Saturday, December 22, 2018, January 26, 2019 from 12:30 P.M. to 2 P.M. at the Phillis Wheatley Library 33 Dr. Samuel McCree Way Rochester, NY 14608.