Slut or Nut: The Diary of a Rape Trial


Isabel Bader Theatre Wed, May 2, 2018 9:00 PM
Scotiabank Theatre 7 Thu, May 3, 2018 8:45 PM
CC, ASL for intro/Q&A
TIFF Bell Lightbox 3 Fri, May 4, 2018 6:45 PM
Film Info
Country Listing:Canada
Premiere Status:World Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2018
Accessibility:Partial Subtitles
Program Category:Silence Breakers
Film Subjects:Activism
Crime & Punishment
Feminism & Breaking Barriers
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Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Kelly Showker
Producer(s):Kelly Showker
Deanna Lambert
Roberta Clifford
Executive Producer(s):Fred Showker
Assistant Producer(s):Maddie Kingston
Editor(s):Cailleah Scott-Grimes
Writer(s):Mandi Gray
Kelly Showker
Jane Doe
Cinematography:Hayley Wong
Jake Chirico
Kelly Showker
Composer:Lora Bidner
Sound:Agah Bahari


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Dubbed "the face of rape on campus" by the Canadian media, former York University student Mandi Gray is forced to grapple with a university administration, legal system and police force unwilling to take seriously her report of rape by a fellow PhD student. Frustrated by a system stacked against her, Gray turns to activism to advocate for herself and other women like her. Both heart-wrenching and inspirational, the film tracks her ups and downs through the court case against her accused rapist Mustafa Ururyar and unrelenting online harassment by men's rights groups. Slut or Nut's punk aesthetic and raw feel offers us intimate insight into Gray's personal and emotional struggles during this difficult time. What emerges is an infuriating picture of Canada's deeply embedded rape culture. Aisha Jamal

Silence Breakers program presented in partnership with OXFAM CANADA.

Additional Information

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