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POV Season 32
Trailer | 06/17/2019 | 3 Mins

At a pre-season party in small-town Steubenville, Ohio, the now-infamous sexual assault of a teenage girl by members of the beloved high school football team took place. Roll Red Roll is a true-crime thriller that goes behind the headlines to uncover the deep seated and social media-fueled “boys-will be-boys” culture at the root of high school sexual assault in America.

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Film Credits —

  • Nancy Schwartzman Director Nancy Schwartzman

Critical Acclaim —

“A tough but essential watch, Roll Red Roll documents how a sexual assault in a declining Appalachian town became an international cause célèbre. Shots of near-empty streets and an abandoned steel mill provide a melancholy frame for behavior that seems horrifyingly incomprehensible.”

— Jeanette Catsoulis, The New York Times