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ATHOG Plays At 2019 Aspen Ideas Festival, with Post-Screening Q&A
6.22.19 | Aspen Ideas Festival
Based on years of research and interviews with dozens of survivors, coaches, lawyers, and journalists, the film exposes the competitive environment in which world-class female athletes pursue victory, juxtaposed against a culture of hidden and life-damaging abuse. Two of the gymnasts featured in the film, and its producers, join a panel discussion following the screening.
CRITIC’S PICK: ‘At the Heart of Gold’ Review: A Thorough Record of Sexual Abuse
5.9.19 | The New Yorker
The many revelations about Nassar have already been widely reported, but Carr’s film, which is also available on HBO, works as a worthwhile précis, featuring interviews with many of the women who came forward. Nassar had been active for so long that the victims’ ages vary widely; some had known him for years and even considered him a friend.
A New Film Reveals How Larry Nassar Benefited From a Culture of Silence
5.2.19 | The Atlantic
What’s hard to comprehend, now, is how much of Dr. Larry Nassar’s sexual abuse of more than 300 preteen and teenage girls was conducted in plain sight. Erin Lee Carr’s new HBO documentary, At the Heart of Gold, includes excerpts from instructional videos Nassar posted online for other sports doctors to observe.
A Poignant Premiere: The Tribeca Film Festival Screens At the Heart of Gold
4.29.2019 | Vogue
There was not a dry eye in Theatre 1 at the Village East Cinema Thursday night, where the Tribeca Film Festival premiered Erin Lee Carr’s At the Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal. The film documents the scandal, cover-up, and aftereffects surrounding the sexual abuse of female athletes in the USA Gymnastics program.
The Army of Survivors Stood Strong at the Tribeca Film Festival
4.28.16 | HBO
At the world premiere of At the Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal, director Erin Lee Carr made one thing absolutely clear: “This is not Larry [Nassar’s] film. It belongs to the survivors. This film is for you.” Carr’s documentary, which interviews a number of women who were sexually abused by convicted USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar, sends a powerful message about trauma, healing and sisterhood.
Kristen Bell Lends Her Voice to “Courage First” Abuse Prevention Program
11.6.2018 | The Foundation for Global Sports Development
Los Angeles, CA – When The Foundation for Global Sports Development (GSD) honored survivors of abuse in sports with the Humanitarian Award in Los Angeles this past April, the organization committed $1 million in funds towards the creation of an abuse prevention and education program. The program is titled “Courage First” as a tribute to the courage shown by all athletes who are survivors of abuse and the women who spoke out against Larry Nassar and Doug Boger. Courage First is set to launch in spring of 2019.
Kristen Bell Honors The Gymnasts Of The #MeToo Movement
May 8, 2018 | Kristin Marguerite Doidge