This documentary presents the haunting story of music executive Drew Dixon, whose career and personal life have been deeply affected by the abuse she faced from the men she admired in the industry she loves. Directed by the Academy Award–nominated filmmaking duo Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering (The Invisible War, 2012 Sundance Film Festival), the film follows Dixon (producer of hit records by 2Pac, Method Man, and Mary J. Blige) as she grapples with her decision to become one of the first women of color to come forward as part of the #MeToo movement.
On The Record is a gripping, complex study of race, gender, and the shared feelings of helplessness and terror that come from abuse. Through her bravery, Dixon inspired many previously silenced women to share their stories. These incredibly strong silence-breakers discuss their reluctance to add to the dangerous mythology and vilification of black men, resulting in their refusal to make those allegations public for decades. On The Record is a well-needed impetus for broad positive change—not just in the music industry but throughout the world.
Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering are two-time Emmy Award–winning and two-time Academy Award–nominated filmmakers behind many groundbreaking investigatory documentaries. Their Peabody Award–winning The Invisible War broke the story of the epidemic of rape in the U.S. military and led to five congressional hearings and the passing of 35 reforms through Congress. The Hunting Ground, about sexual assault on college campuses, ignited a national discussion and led to policy changes at hundreds of schools. Most recently, The Bleeding Edge, about the medical-device industry's corruption and malfeasance, has compelled industry giants to remove harmful devices from the market, catalyzing a worldwide debate about regulation and patient safety. Their investigatory rigor earned them a George Polk Award.