A new documentary film is being distributed around the world by a filmmaker who says she was the victim of a rape.
The Bay Area filmmaker and actress who went by the name “Kari” has been documenting her experience for months and says she has been attacked in the past but never in such a graphic way.
Her documentary, “A Woman of Color,” was released last week, and it is one of several projects the Bay Area has recently released aimed at exposing the systemic racism and sexual violence she says she endured at the hands of law enforcement.
But while the documentary is well-crafted and has been praised by critics, it has been met with skepticism by those who believe it unfairly paints a racial and ethnic bias in the narrative.
For example, the Bay City News, a local news outlet in San Francisco, published an op-ed by a white journalist defending the film, calling it “an important and necessary piece of work that sheds light on the complexities of the case” and pointing out that the victim, Kari, was not a white woman.
The film has also faced criticism by people who said it paints a false and incomplete picture of her experience.
Kari said she was attacked by a man she says was a former employee of a San Francisco police station, who grabbed her arm and pulled her to the ground, dragged her to a window and raped her.
She said she has a criminal record and has had her photograph and identification posted online.
But she also said the film is not an accurate portrayal of what happened to her.
“I’m not a racist.
I’ve had a racist past,” she said.
“The only reason I’m making this film is because I’ve been assaulted.
I was raped.
I’m trying to make people aware that racism exists.
It is systemic and it exists everywhere.”
Kari is one a number of Bay Area women who have accused police of sexual harassment and abuse, which has become an epidemic in the Bay area in recent years.
The attacks have made it difficult for women to work in the local and national entertainment industries.
But some say the issue is getting more attention than ever.
“This is a very dangerous time.
This is not something that’s going away,” said Kari.
“I’m tired of it, and I want to make sure it doesn’t happen again.”
For now, Kori is staying out of the public eye, and she has plans to return to the Bay as soon as she can.
She said she plans to spend her days volunteering in the area, and that she’s planning to use the documentary to raise awareness about police misconduct.
But she said she’s frustrated that the film has gotten so much attention.
“It’s not a good thing.
I think that’s sad,” she told NBC Bay Area.
“There’s no shame in the fact that this happened, but the fact of the matter is, we’ve had this happen before.”
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