Athlete A – Holding the Complicit Accountable
Stop for a moment to check out the trailer for Athlete A, coming to Netflix on June 24:
The film, by inimitable and award-winning filmmakers Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk, chronicles the work of investigative journalists from the Indianapolis Star who revealed extensive complicity and cover-up of abuse at USA Gymnastics, the US Olympic Committee, and Michigan State University. All those institutions tolerated the abuse of Larry Nassar (and others at USAG), and chose to protect the power and reputation of their organizations over the well-being of their athletes.
Blueshift had the pleasure of partnering with the same filmmakers to create materials for an earlier project, Audrie & Daisy, and we are honored to be developing educational materials, including a discussion guide and classroom lessons to use this story to elevate the voices of survivors, to talk about the importance of investigative journalism, and to examine the nature of individual and institutional complicity. Check back on the website for access soon!