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FILM STILL: Judge Ladoris Cordell, leader of No on Recall campaign

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FILM STILL: Santa Clara County Jail

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Director & producer, Rebecca Richman Cohen

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Producer, Yoruba Richen

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Watch the film on MSNBC March 19th, 2023 @ 10:00pm eastern
Streaming on NBC Peacock starting March 20th

VALOR will be hosting a screening of The Recall: Reframed at the National Sexual Assault Conference®, August 22-24, 2023.

Media Coverage


On the heels of our MSNBC broadcast, we’re collaborating with three mission-driven platforms (The Emancipator—racial justice, Inquest—decarceral, Lux Magazine—feminist) to elevate the conversation about our country’s response to sexual violence. Through the summer of 2023 you can watch the full film for free through these platforms and read more about the issues at the center of the film:

· The Emancipator, “The Cognitive Dissonance of Brock Turner” by Yoruba Richen and Rebecca Richman Cohen. A well-intentioned recall campaign to combat White privilege and end sexual violence resulted in additional centuries of incarceration disproportionately impacting low-income individuals and people of color

· Inquest, The Recall: Reframed director’s statement by Rebecca Richman Cohen

· The Emancipator, “How do we address sexual violence without contributing to the harms of mass incarceration?” by Jevhon Rivers. A conversation with Sonya Shah, founder of Ahimsa Collective, on restorative practices to address harm

· The Emancipator, “The fatal flaw of judicial politics: How outrage around Brock Turner led to centuries of extra prison time” by Judge LaDoris H. Cordell. Calls for harsher sentences disproportionately hurt Black and Brown people — not people convicted of sex crimes

· The Emancipator / Lux Magazine, “Reckoning with carceral feminism in the fight to end mass incarceration” by Aya Gruber. Feminists’ impulse to “lock them up” distracts from creating structures and support that prevent gender violence in the first place
Lux Magazine newsletter (abridged version): “Revisiting the Brock Turner Case: A win for #MeToo, or for the carceral state?”

· Inquest, “Reframing Our Outrage” by  Ieshaah Murphy. A new film reminds us that caring about survivors means working to prevent and respond to all violence—including carceral violence

THE NEW YORKER: Revisiting the Brock Turner Case

“The moral outrage that drove [the recall] made the prospect of unintended consequences seem remote. As the district attorney says in the film, ‘When a fire is started . . . a lot of things are going to get burned.’”

—Jeannie Suk Gersen

HARVARD LAW TODAY, “Did recalling the judge in an infamous sexual assault case lead to justice?”

“As Richman Cohen teaches her students, films like Recall: Reframed, now screening at film festivals around the country in addition to MSNBC, can be a vital tool for legal advocates looking to raise critical questions about justice, accountability, and the future of the criminal system. ‘My hope is that we stop our knee jerk response to violence by seeking harsh punishments, that we question those impulses, and that we can open our imaginations to envision a world that provides justice for sexual violence that doesn’t also perpetuate the harms of mass incarceration.’”

—Rachel Reed

JACOBIN, “When a Fight Against Sexual Assault Bolstered Mass Incarceration”

“’Long sentences disproportionately affect people who are nothing like Brock Turner,’ says Aya Gruber… Gruber explains the problem with ‘carceral feminism,’ a term that refers to the reliance on policing, prosecution, and imprisonment to resolve gendered or sexual violence.”

—Alex Press

SCREEN COMMENT, “The paths to justice are manifold”

“Forces people to see the nuance of this issue… The recall campaign against Persky focused time, resources and energy away from discussions about sentencing reform and better tailoring sentences to specific crimes rather than bowing to entrenched minimum sentencing guidelines.”

—Eric Althoff

MSNBC, “Was recalling Brock Turner’s judge justice?”

“’Recall: Reframed’ ends with a question that should be central to any feminist movement that incorporates the lessons we have learned since the death of George Floyd: How do we support survivors and hold the people who have caused harm accountable without expanding a penal system that imposes pain on the marginalized and reproduces racial and other inequalities?

—Aya Gruber

VALOR, “The Recall: Reframed”

“Survivors deserve justice and healing. They deserve a path forward that doesn’t target Black and Brown communities. They deserve more than criminalization.”

VALOR will be hosting a screening of The Recall: Reframed at the National Sexual Assault Conference®, August 22-24, 2023.

—VALOR Staff