Netflix has released the first trailer and poster for documentary Audrie & Daisy.
The film, which was acquired by the streaming giant at this year’s Sundance festival, examines the ripple effects on families, friends, schools and communities when two underage young women find that sexual crimes against them have been caught on camera. From acclaimed filmmakers Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk (The Island President), Audrie & Daisy takes a hard look at America’s teenagers who are coming of age in this new world of social media bullying, spun wildly out of control.
The film will premiere on Netflix Friday 23rd September. Here’s the trailer – read on for the poster.
Netflix buys Sundance documentary Audrie & Daisy
28th January 2016
Netflix has bought Sundance documentary Audrie & Daisy for release later this year.
Its latest acquisition is a documentary that tackles the subject of online bullying.
Directed by award-winning filmmakers Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk (The Island President), Audrie & Daisy charts the parallel stories of two teenage girls from opposite sides of the country, both sexually assaulted by boys they considered to be their friends. Harassed online and taunted at school in the wake of their assaults, each girl is driven to attempt suicide.
Screening in competition at Sundance, the film tells the stories of the girls directly from the assailants’ perspectives, after their interviews were secured as part of a landmark settlement agreement in their court case.
“From the early days of production on Audrie & Daisy, we dreamed of distribution for the film that could reach millions of teenagers and their families. With Netflix, our dream has come true,” says Cohen and Shenk. “We are excited to work with a company that has helped the best documentaries reach the widest possible audience.”
Indeed, Netflix has become a go-to destination for documentaries online, with its line-up of original non-fiction films now boasting four Oscar nominations, including two this year for What Happened, Miss Simone? and Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom.
“We are inspired by the incredible filmmaking process and storytelling, as well as the great care and integrity Bonni and Jon brought to Audrie’s and Daisy’s stories,” adds Lisa Nishimura, Netflix Vice President of Original Documentary Programming. “This is an important film for boys, girls and their families as a tool to address the complex terrain that teenagers around the world must navigate as they come of age. We are honored to be able to provide a global platform for kids and adults alike to engage with this courageous film and to support a vital conversation.”
Audrie & Daisy is available on Netflix UK, as part of a £7.99 monthly subscription.
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