January 2024: We are delighted to be the charitable partner of Molly Manning Walker’s groundbreaking film, How To Have Sex, which deftly examines themes of consent and sexual violence.
In December 2023, we hosted a workshop at Plumstead Manor where students watched the film and then discussed the assault scenes through a legal framework. The film helped lift the lid on an otherwise awkward or alienating topic. It enabled open, honest conversations around consent and sexual violence and it helped us give young people the language and confidence with which to articulate themselves.
We look forward to offering this package across our network of schools.
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In the film, three British teenage girls go on a rites-of-passage holiday drinking, clubbing and hooking up in what should be the best summer of their lives. As they dance their way across the sun-drenched streets of Malia, they find themselves navigating the complexities of sex, consent and self-discovery.
From the early days of the production process, through filming, to the UK cinema release the film has been sparking conversations about the issues that young people face when navigating those first sexual experiences.
Since the premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in 2023, the film has received critical acclaim and multiple awards including the top prize in the Un Certain Regard section at Cannes. The film is BAFTA-nominated for Outstanding British Film, Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer (Molly Manning Walker) and Casting.
“It’s really a dream come true to be getting our film into schools. Watching it be used as a learning tool for consent has been the most emotional part of the journey for me. As we’ve taken the film around the world we’ve established that most women have had an experience like Tara. Now we get the opportunity to help teenagers navigate sexual experiences differently. I wish I had it when I was a teenager”