Not that kind of guy
Director: Signe Rosenlund-Hauglid
Duration: 40 min
“There’s a long way between calling yourself rapist and calling yourself innocent.”
About the film
Not that kind of guy is a groundbreaking film about party-related sexual assault, told through conversations with three young men convicted of rape, and the director, who herself has reported a party-related assault.
This film raises key questions surrounding identity, denial and responsibility. It asks: how do you live on, when you have been convicted of something many people consider an unforgivable act?
The frank exchanges in «Not that kind of guy» can be challenging, but are also somehow redemptive. In this way, the film can help others open up important conversations about a difficult subject. The film can be used to for education and training in schools, workplaces, organizations and local communities, to cover not only sexual assault, and topics like boundaries, consent and communication, but also issues like:
- Health, trauma, alcohol abuse, shame
- Criminology, the legal system, policing, imprisonment
- Gender equality
Host a screening
If you are a high-school student or teacher and would like to set up a screening, please contact Sex & Politikk. They have created an educational package for the film as part of their Uke 16 program, providing free sex education materials for high-school students.
Workplaces, organisations or higher education
If would like to set up a screening for your workplace, organization, local community, or higher education institution, please fill out the form at the bottom of this page.
Knut, National Mediation Service (Konfliktrådet)
“Thank you for a great film experience. It’s been a long time since we’ve seen something that has set in motion so many thoughts and feelings.”
What is party related rape?
Party-related rape usually occurs between young people of the same age who know each other from before, and alcohol or other drugs are usually involved. Young people need knowledge about what rape is and about setting boundaries, intoxication and sexuality.
The Norwegian National Criminal Investigation Service (Kripos), in their annual report on the rape situation in Norway, shows that party-related rapes made up the largest proportion of reported assaults in 2019: 43%. Statistics from Statistics Norway show that 98 per cent of those accused in such cases are men, and the majority are under 30 years old. Although party-related rape most often occurs among young people, it can have wide ranging ramifications, affecting family members, friends, classmates, employers.
Information and resources:
Have you committed or been a victim of an assault? At dinutvei.no you will find information and overview of help and services throughout the Norway.
Have you had suicidal thoughts or for other reasons need someone to talk to? Call Mental Health at any time on 116 123 or use their chat services: www.sidetmedord.no
You can remain anonymous and they have a duty of confidentiality.
Ida Kahlbom, The Norwegian Directorate for Children, Youth and Family Affairs (BUFDIR)
"The film demands a bit from viewers, as it delves into the perpetrators' situation and understanding, which can be challenging subject matter, but at the same time we believe that it balances the challenging issues."
Book a screening
If you would like to book Not that Kind of Guy for a screening, please fill out this contact form. Please include the title of the film, the date and place of your screening, who the screening is for (workplace / organisation / school), and the estimated audience size.