Music Box Films partnership with RAINN turns Dragon Tattoo into a learning experience
  • If there’s one thing that Hollywood likes, it’s gratuitous violence. But, most would agree that Stieg Larsson didn’t much care for it. The deep underlying messages of activism and the strong renunciation of violence against women in his books ( The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played With Fire, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest) are a clear testament to that. So is the strength of the women he’s created.

    In the film adaptation of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, there are several scenes that either show or discuss graphically the rape and incest that occurs within Larsson’s story. Lisbeth Salander and Harriet Vanger (victims in the movie) show two versions of life after assault. And, in an effort to turn these horrors into something that will make a difference and hopefully produce positive change, Music Box Films has partnered with RAINN (Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network).

    Together, the two organizations are bringing the movie to rape crisis centers and college campuses for a free viewing to be followed by a discussion group. The goal is to support victims of sexual assault and to fight the problem. The film shows

    To date, 125 centers/colleges have signed up to be part of the program that was launched this summer and will be promoted as the school year begins this fall.

    ABC did a wonderful piece about the program and the impact of the Millennium Trilogy on rape victims, one in particular. You can read it here.

    Get Involved and bring Dragon Tattoo to your school or center, just click here.

    August 30th, 2010 | 5 Comments

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  • Hellraker 08.30.2010

    Good show, more power to them and hopefully other countries would follow suit.

  • [...] Music Box Films, the US distributor for Stieg Larsson’s Millennium novels, have teamed up with the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN) who are showing the films as part of their work to help support rape victims in colleges and rape crisis centres, reports abc news. [...]

  • great books and great movies. read books in 3 weeks. I’m 71 years old . Saw both movies 3x each with Joe. Clean it up a little so more young women can see the movies and Lizbeth.

  • RAINN tip for new book with rape victim heroine. I saw the Girl w Dragon Tattoo in USA with Rooney Mara & read the book. Guess now I have to see the OTHER Lizbeth Salander, or the original. But I thought it was excellent. I just read a new thriller called Consumed by Fire, written by an actual Psych Nurse who survived a real life serial-stalker as a child. She ended up being a Psych Nurse, and wrote the book Consumed by Fire: The Chronicles of Ana Michaels, I read somewhere she hopes to reach out to at risk victims of violence. (see youtube “Consumed by Fire Book Trailer”) The main character is a victim of sexual assault, has to deal w/ consequences and make choices in a town where there is basically murder, mayhem and underground genetic breeding going on.

  • [...] of rape victims without depicting and talking about rape. The makers of Dragon Tattoo even partnered with RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) to use the movie to help women in rape crisis centers [...]

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