The other day, I posted a video of the wonderful presentation at last week's ESPY Awards on ESPN for the Arthur Ashe Courage Award. It was given to the over 300 young women who, as little girls, had been abused Olympic gymnastic doctor at Michigan State University, Larry Nasser, and spoke up to help get him convicted for life.
Emotional as the presentation was, with dozens of women after women walking out on stage, I knew something was missing because the video only began moments before the women appeared. I saw that the ESPYs were going to be repeated last night, so I recorded the broadcast and fast-forwarded to that moment. Indeed, there was more. Much more.
It was a 9-minute film that was powerful, moving, horrifying, and yet ultimately uplifting for the women's survival. Wonderfully done. And here is that short film, missing only the impactful, live introduction by presenter Jennifer Garner.
And to complete the story, here again is what followed, as the stage filled up with a great many of those women, along with the three excellent, brief speeches.
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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