Documentary explores the current public health crisis involving sexual assaults on college campuses and the sexualized portrayal of youth in the media
Chicago, IL (Nov. 16, 2014) – Award-winning filmmaker Darryl Roberts takes an unflinching look at the sexualization of America’s youth in his latest documentary, “America the Beautiful 3: Sexualization of Our Youth.”
The film will have its Chicago Premiere on Friday November 21st at the Logan Theatre at 2646 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL at 7pm.
Two weeks ago, director Darryl Roberts was featured on Entertainment Tonight with actress Geena Davis talking about the harm that our youth face growing up in a hypersexualized culture:
The third installment of “America the Beautiful” takes a look at the harrowing consequences of sexualizing our youth, which the American Psychological Association refers to as a mental health crisis, while also highlighting the positive strides made by those determined to bring it all to an end.
“I wanted to hear the different perspective from those on every side of the equation,” says Roberts. “It’s important to figure out who is taking responsibility for those at risk in order to make a change.”
The central storyline in the film is 18 year old Cali Lindstrom’s “Are You an Ally,” anti-bullying campaign which she took around the country in 2013, sponsored by Abercrombie & Fitch as a result of the teen protest that she organized against the retailer.
After watching an early cut of “America the Beautiful 3,” Chicago resident Jesse Campbell, who was a semifinalist on the hit TV show “The Voice,” was compelled to go into the studio and record A Cappella versions of “Amazing Grace & America the Beautiful,” which are now included in the film.
The films music score was done by Sir Kahil ElZabar. Residing in Chicago, Kahil is an international jazz musician that was recently Knighted as a Chevalier de L’Ordre Des Arts et Lettres by the Government of France. Kahil is the fourth African-American musician to be knighted by the French government behind such music greats as Miles Davis and Duke Ellington.
Jesse Cambell and Kahil ElZabar will perform at the “America the Beautiful 3,” after-party at Blokes & Birds Lounge, 3343 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL starting at 10pm.
Director Darryl Roberts and Cali Linstrom will join Jesse Campbell and Sir Kahil ElZabar at the Premiere and after-party.
For more information on “America the Beautiful 3,” visit the film’s website and social media pages. www.americathebeautifuldoc.com