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FEAR: A Project on Rape and Recovery
FEAR is a documentary project combining both photo and radio journalism in a video production to tell personal stories of sexual violence. Not simply an exercise in rape recollection, FEAR documents real people coping with the lasting effects of sexual assault.
Each story is a stand-alone 'chapter' intended as part of an overarching production for the editorial and advocacy markets. Two chapters are currently being distributed to colleges, schools, and clinics by Intermedia, Inc., an educational media company. In these stories we can find our relationship to the violence and hopefully make sense of it.
FEAR’s goals are to increase dialog about sexual violence and its prevention, to help build a community less likely to commit acts of sexual violence, and to help build a community more supportive of survivors of sexual violence.
Along with photojournalism experience in wires, agencies, magazines, and long-term projects, Tim Matsui has nearly 15 years’ experience reporting on trauma and victimization, several years founding and running a non profit emphasizing community engagement, and has a collaborative, relational style for intimate visual storytelling.
He won the inaugural Women’s Initiative Photography Grant from the Alexia Foundation for his project Leaving the Life, a look at grassroots efforts to address domestic minor sex trafficking. Working with MediaStorm, Matsui’s video from this grant is now a feature length documentary film titled The Long Night, currently on the market for distribution.
Previously, Matsui won grants from The Fund for Investigative Journalism, The Open Society Foundations, and King County 4Culture. He shares an Emmy nomination and an Overseas Press Club award, was a finalist for the Knight Journalism Fellowship and Stanford, selected for the Critical Mass Top 50, and was one of three participants in a two-week journalism lecturing tour at the invitation of the US Embassy in South Africa.
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