The 1979 class of Porter Gaud School in Charleston, South Carolina graduated 49 boys. Within the last 35 years, six of them have committed suicide. When Paige Goldberg Tolmach gets word that another former student from her beloved high school has killed himself, she decides to take a deep dive into her past in order to uncover the surprising truth and finally release the ghosts that haunt her hometown to this day.
Through strategic screenings with key partners, the WHAT HAUNTS US campaign will become a vital tool for community based and non profit organizations, educators, coaches and child service agencies looking to tackle the pervasive problem of child sexual abuse.
Each screening will be accompanied by a moderated discussion and will include hand-outs and materials with resources like prevention tips and how to talk to children about sexual assault, signs to look for, questions to ask children, how to report etc. These screenings and conversations will not just increase awareness but ultimately arm audience with the tools and confidence they need to address child predators in their own communities.
We hosted a brain trust for the film in Minneapolis, MN that helped guide our strategic plan for a community based screening program.