We are excited to share the news that
HBO Documentary Films
has acquired the rights to
newest documentary project,
At the Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal.
The film, which is directed by
Erin Lee Carr
, is set to premiere on HBO in 2019.
Dr. Steven Ungerleider
, GSD Executive Board Members, are producers of the film.
With interviews from abuse survivors, family members, coaches, and others close to the story, the film explore
"a landscape in which women spend their youth seeking victory on a world stage, juxtaposed against a culture where abuse prevails and lives are damaged forever."
At the Heart of Gold
is a crucial element of our goal to increase awareness about abuse in sport and to halt a culture of silence that has allowed abuse to thrive. In April we presented our
2018 Humanitarian Award
to two groups of survivors: the Sister Survivors who spoke out against Larry Nassar and a group of gymnasts who have shared their experiences of abuse to create policy change.
(See the highlights from the ceremony here!)
In addition to the film and award, we are developing a comprehensive abuse prevention program for adults and youth.
, a national leader in abuse prevention and treatment, is partnering with us to create this program. We are involving the Humanitarian Award recipients as we move forward, in order to ensure their voices continue to be heard.