Kate has been named to the Board of the Mothers and Infants Recovery Network, Inc. - MaiRni - a non-profit corporation dedicated to helping women and their infants in recovery from addiction make a successful transition into the community.
— April 4, 2016
The profile of Kate Nace Day by writer Marcia Yerman was published to The Huffington Post
. It features Kate’s work as a human trafficking activist, including A CIVIL REMEDY and her impact on the 2011 Massachusetts anti-trafficking law.
— April 4, 2016
The website Ravishly.com presented a profile of Kate and A CIVIL REMEDY for their feature "Women We Love." It coincided with January being designated as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. The writer, Marcia Yerman, asked friends and supporters of A CIVIL REMEDY and WITHOUT CONSENT to share the link
on their social media platforms.
— January 26, 2016
Kate Nace Day participated in a Workshop on "The Language of Sexual Violence and the Rhetoric of Consent" at the 2016 Modern Language Association Annual Convention in Austin, Texas. The Workshop was presented by the MLA Committee on the Status of Women. In her talk, Consent in Not an Equal Concept, Kate screened the trailer of A CIVIL REMEDY
and discussed Catharine MacKinnon's theory of sex inequality in the context of prostitution and sex trafficking.
— January 7, 2016
A CIVIL REMEDY was presented on the "big screen" at the Anthology Film Archives as part of the NewFilmmakers NY 2015 Film Series.
— November 3, 2015
Kate Nace Day's Stories and the Language of Law
was published in The Future Of Scholarly Writing: Critical Interventions, edited by Angelika Bammer and Ruth-Ellen Joeres and published by Palgrave MacMillan.
— September 2, 2015
A CIVIL REMEDY was named an Official Selection of the NewFilmmakers NY
2015 Film Series. A CIVIL REMEDY will screen in a legendary and important space, Anthology Film Archives on Tuesday, November 3 at 7.15 PM.
— August 23, 2015
A CIVIL REMEDY was reviewed by Brendan E. Starkey in Law Library Journal, the official publication of the American Association of Law Libraries. It was their first-ever film review:
"A Civil Remedy is a film by Kate Nace Day, a professor of law at Suffolk University Law School and cofounder of Film and Law Productions, which aims to present "stories that bring us back from law's abstractions to the real." They have succeeded with this film, which brings the shadowy world of domestic sex trafficking into the light and presents a way forward for victims and society. It is recommended for collections in civil rights, criminology, law and society, and women and the law."
— August 2015
WOMEN IN THE LAW, two short films by former students, Amy Kasparian, Hannah Alberstadt, and Michael L'Homme, were featured in a "Behind the Screen" post on the Blog of Council on Social Work Education's 2015 Virtual Film Festival
. The CSWE Virtual FF will run until mid-September. To see the films and vote for the Virtual Ovation Award, visit CSWE.
— July 30, 2015
Professor Regina Austin, Founder of the Documentaries and the Law Program
at University of Pennsylvania Law School, posted an interview, "A Civil Remedy" Backstory: How Professor Kate Nace Day Came to Make a Documentary Short About Domestic Sex Trafficking
, on the Docs and The Law Blog.
— July 17, 2015
Kate Nace Day was on the Law and Docs Panel at the first IFFBoston/UMass Boston Film Summit with Professor Regina Austin, Founder of the Documentaries & The Law Program at University of Pennsylvania Law School and filmmakers Kate Davis and David Heilbroner (Southern Comfort
, Stonewall Uprising
and, most recently, The Newburgh Sting
, winner of the 2014 Peabody Award). Award-winning filmmaker and U. Mass Boston Professor Chico Colvard moderated the Panel.
— April 23, 2015
A CIVIL REMEDY is being considered for the December 6th 1989 Memorial Program of Film Presentations curated by Leslie Ann Coles, Founder and Executive Director of the Female Eye Festival. In 1991, Canadian Parliament declared December 6 as National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women in memory of 14 women at l'École Polytechnique de Montréal who were killed in a gender-based act of violence.
— April 14, 2015
A CIVIL REMEDY played at the Sarasota Film Festival/Through Women's Eyes
along with Lucy Chapman's feature documentary, GETTING THROUGH TO SYRIA: THOSE WHO DARE.
— April 12, 2015
WOMEN IN LAW, a duet of short films by Kate Nace Day's former students Hannah Alberstadt, Amy Kasparian and Michael L'Homme, was accepted into the Council on Social Work Education's 2015 Virtual Film Festival. Their film is one of the nine chosen for the Official Selection
of the festival that will begin in mid-April and run until mid-September. To see the films and vote for the Virtual Ovation Award, visit CSWE
— April 9, 2015
Kate Nace Day was interviewed about sex trafficking within the US and A CIVIL REMEDY's upcoming screening at the Through Women's Eyes Film Festival on From a Woman's Point of View, WMNF 88.5 Tampa.
— April 9, 2015
A CIVIL REMEDY is an Official Selection of the Through Women's Eyes/Sarasota Film Festival
. ACR will screen on Sunday, April 12 2015.
— March 25, 2015
Kate Nace Day will participate in "Law and Documentary," a panel presented by the Independent Film Festival Boston (IFFB) and UMass Boston Film Series
at UMass Boston Campus Center on April 23. Professor Regina Austin, Founder of the Documentaries & The Law Program at University of Pennsylvania Law School, will be the Moderator.
— March 16, 2015
Russ Murphy's opinion piece on the death penalty in the Boston Marathon Bomber's trial, "The Boston Marathon bombing trial: not a question of guilt or innocence but life or death,"
was published in The Conversation US.
— March 10, 2015
Film and Law Productions' An Evening of Two Events for International Women's Day
was a great success – standing room only at the Woods Hole Public Library for the screening of A CIVIL REMEDY and the Benefit Reception at The Fishmonger Café raised enough funds to launch the next phase of A CIVIL REMEDY.
— March 8, 2015
Film and Law Productions' Evening for International Women's Day was the focus of The Falmouth Enterprise article, Local Women's Day Events An Example Of Community Activism
— March 3, 2015
A CIVIL REMEDY and WITHOUT CONSENT were featured in The Falmouth Enterprise article, Documentary, Art & More Will Recognize International Women's Day
and on Wicked Local News, Film screening, reception mark International Women's Day
— February 26, 2015
Kate Nace Day will participate in the 2016 Modern Language Association Annual Convention on a roundtable session, "The Language of Sexual Violence and the Rhetoric of Consent," to be presented by the MLA Committee on the Status of Women.
— February 25, 2015
The National Women's Political Caucus' blog posted Kate Nace Day's writing on campus rape, "Rape. Then and Now.
— February 10, 2015
Kate Nace Day and Russell Murphy have been featured in The Falmouth Enterprise article, "Local Filmmaker Examines Sex Trafficking Law With Documentary
— November 10, 2014
A CIVIL REMEDY was honored to receive an Exceptional Merit in Media Award of the National Women's Political Caucus — an EMMA.
"This is very powerful. We in America want to think these things don't happen here, but it is not true."
— Linda Young, President NWPC, EMMA Awards Dinner
— October 27, 2014
A CIVIL REMEDY screened at the 17th United Nations Association International Documentary Film Festival
along with TO KILL A SPARROW, a film by Zohreh Soleimani, I AM A GIRL, directed by Rebecca Barry, and BRAVE MISS WORLD, directed and produced by Cecilia Peck.
— October 20, 2014
A CIVIL REMEDY has won an EMMA
— the 2014 Exceptional Merit in Media Award of the National Women's Political Caucus.
— October 16, 2014
A CIVIL REMEDY is featured in CSWE 2014 Film Festival's preview film available on the CSWE YouTube channel: http://youtu.be/PWTmc_6XkAQ
— September 16, 2014
A CIVIL REMEDY was featured in a "Behind the Screen" post for the CSWE Moving Pictures blog
— September 11, 2014
A CIVIL REMEDY was nominated for the National Women's Political Caucus 2014 Exceptional Merit in Media Award
- an EMMA.
— September 1, 2014
A CIVIL REMEDY was accepted to the 2014 United Nations Association Film Festival
, the 17th UNAFF.
— July 28, 2014
A CIVIL REMEDY is one of 12 films named as the Official Selections
for the Council of Social Work Education 2014 Film Festival. The CSWEFF is the premier film festival for social work educators.
— July 16, 2014
The National Women's Political Caucus has invited Film and Law Productions to submit A CIVIL REMEDY for consideration for a 2014 EMMA - Exceptional Merit in Media Award. The invitation resulted from presentations of Film and Law's work on the Feminist Law Professors Blog
— May 19, 2014
Film and Law Productions has been awarded the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys' (MATA)
Media Award in recognition of the shared ideals of "our organizations to use the civil justice system to get redress for trafficking survivors."
The Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys is an association of over 1100 lawyers and law students committed to speaking up for the rights of injured individuals, advocating for public safety, and protecting the interests of consumers in Massachusetts.
— May 13, 2014
Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys (MATA)
will screen A CIVIL REMEDY at their 2014 Annual Meeting. The Co-Chairs of MATA's section on Women in the Profession, Lauren Barnes and Kimberly Dougherty, will moderate a Q and A with filmmaker Kate Nace Day, Lisa Goldblatt Grace, Co-Founder & Director My Life, My Choice
and Julie Dahlstrom, Director of Immigration Legal Assistance at LSS
and Director of the BU Law School Human Trafficking Clinic
— May 13, 2014
Film and Law Productions entered an agreement with Berkeley Media, LLC
for the educational distribution of A CIVIL REMEDY, worldwide.
"With its candid first-person testimony, expressive visuals, and deft, incisive editing, A Civil Remedy will engage students and generate thought and discussion in a wide range of courses in women's and gender studies, sociology, social psychology, American studies, law and policy studies, and contemporary social problems."
— March 2014
"A splendid and eloquent statement about the horrors of sex trafficking and the critical need for change in the legal remedies for the care of the victims of such crimes."
— Ruth-Ellen Joeres, Professor of German and Women's Studies, University of Minnesota
"This film is an unadorned, up-close look at human trafficking in our own backyard through the eyes of a teenager who survived it. I highly recommend it for the classroom and for anyone concerned about this ubiquitous problem that threatens young women both around the world and in our own neighborhoods."
— Dr. Charlie Clements, Executive Director, Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, Harvard University
"A Civil Remedy, though relatively short as a documentary, concisely covers all critical aspects of human trafficking into the sex industry, from recruitment, to being captive, defenseless and numbed to extent of paralysis, to the ineffectiveness of the judicial system that fails the true victims time and again."
— Mei-Mei Akwai Ellerman, Resident Scholar, Brandeis University Women's Studies Research Center
"This is an important film."
— Amy Agigian, Professor of Sociology and Director, Center for Women's Health and Human Rights, Suffolk University
With funding provided by The Puffin Foundation
, film editor Shannon Carroll
completed the final edit of A CIVIL REMEDY.
The Puffin Foundation Ltd. has sought to open the doors of artistic expression by providing grants to artists and art organizations who are often excluded from mainstream opportunities due to their race, gender, or social philosophy.
— January 2014
A collaboration of Wilmer Hale, Lutheran Social Services and BU Law School Human Trafficking Clinic published Representing Victims of Human Trafficking in Massachusetts: A GUIDE FOR ATTORNEYS
. Kate Nace Day was a contributor on civil remedy provisions.
— December 1, 2013
Kate Nace Day was honored as one of Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly's Top Women of Law
for 2013 for her use of documentary film in law teaching, advocacy and law reform.
"It is an affirmation that what happens in a law school classroom matters, and that it can be done purposefully and with a mind toward law reform and improving women's lives."
— October 2013
Film and Law Productions has been awarded a grant from The Puffin Foundation
to edit A CIVIL REMEDY for inclusion in an art installation.
— May 2013
"… A Civil Remedy is a 20-minute brief for the argument that prostitution is a nightmare of exploitation and violence. As such, it is both effective and thoroughly horrifying."
— Noah Berlatsky, SPLICE TODAY, March 2013
A CIVIL REMEDY (rough cut) was screened at Newbury College, Boston, MA. Followed by a Q and A with Film and Law Productions' Kate Nace Day and Russell Murphy.
— November 13, 2012
A CIVIL REMEDY (rough cut) was screened at The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, Office of the Prosecutor, Intern Lecture Program in The Hague, Netherlands. Followed by a Q and A with Film and Law Productions' Russell G. Murphy and Kate Nace Day.
— October 17, 2012
A CIVIL REMEDY (rough cut) was screened at the Woods Hole Public Library in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. Followed by a Q and A with Film and Law Productions' Kate Nace Day.
— July 11, 2012
A CIVIL REMEDY (trailer) was screened at the Annual Convention Colorado Women's Bar Association in Vail, Colorado. Kate Nace Day spoke on a panel, Human Trafficking: A Growing Problem in the United States
— June 9, 2012
A CIVIL REMEDY (rough cut) was previewed at The Brattle Theatre, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Followed by a panel discussion with photojournalist Stephen Alvarez and documentary filmmakers Chelo Alvarez-Stehle, Kat Rohrer, Sonya Shah and Jane Wells. Moderated by Senior Investigative WGBH Reporter Phillip W.d. Martin and with commentary by sex trafficking survivor, Danielle Douglas.
— April 26, 2012
A CIVIL REMEDY (trailer) was screened at a Meeting of Boston Bar Association. Kate Nace Day spoke on a panel, An Update on Combating Human Trafficking
— March 22, 2012
Film and Law Productions posted its first Facebook newsletter in Celebration of International Women's Day 2012
— March 9, 2012