Black Looks - Including an African LGBTIQ+ Archive

Feminism, Gender Violence

We ALWAYS have the right to say “NO”!

Aishah Simmons is a Black American film producer who has produced a film called “NO

“NO” is a feature length documentary, which unveils the realities of rape, other forms of sexual violence, and healing in African-American communitites.

This is one of the most important films on sexual violence against women which is endemic in our communities. Silence is no longer an option on sexual abuse in our communities and this film exposes the realities of rape but also addresses ways in which healing can take place. In South Africa the rape statistics are unbelievably high – where POWA reports that a woman is raped ever 26 seconds. Rape in our communities speaks to how society perceives Black women’s bodies. The policy and system of Apartheid constructed the Black woman as the lowest of the low, denigrated and despised condoning our bodies to zones of violence and abuse.

“No” is a flim that is applicable to all communities irrespective of race – Below is a trailer from the film

For more about the films and critical comment see reviews here

Links: Facts and myths on Rape;; One in Nine;


  1. Hi Sokari,

    Congurats on the prize, you really deserve it.

    I just wanted to let you know that Aljazeera English has launched with a new website.

    Digg it, link to it and spread the word.

    First few minutes of the Aljazeera’s broardcast:

  2. Whoa. Thank you so much for posting this!

  3. I’ve been waiting for this movie for three years now! I wish it was available over here.

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    Its not available here but it isnt really too expensive at $29 especially if you have a friend or relative in the US who could post it to you.