Set Yourself on Fire is a documentary exploring what it means to invite survivors to be heard and to be believed. Rape is a violent act that’s hidden itself in the tiny fabrics of our many cultures, begging us to normalize it. It too often goes unpunished because it’s main job has been to keep patriarchy intact, exposing those who, to the patriarchy, do not matter. This documentary is giving voice back to those who’ve been told they do not matter. And we believe them.
“Our hope is that this film at least begins a conversation or twenty,” Walker says.
” To my daughter I will say, ‘when the men come, set yourself on fire’.”
FILM STUDIO NAME evolutionary press films SHOT ON LOCATION IN South Africa, United Kingdom, U.S.A. EDITED BY Joey Blackburn MUSIC BY Lordell Rush II EXECUTIVE PRODUCER Tonja Renée Stidhum EXECUTIVE PRODUCER Darnell Lamont Walker CONCEPT AND DIRECTED BY Darnell Lamont Walker