For over two decades, Dr. Larry Nassar was the osteopathic physician for the U.S. women’s Olympic gymnastics team and a physician at Michigan State University. It was soon discovered that this man was responsible for sexually abusing hundreds of young female athletes. For years, accusations and evidence grew against Nassar, as many young women came forward to their coaches, universities, and parents, and, even though these brave young women spoke their truth, there is evidence suggesting that officials chose to defend Nassar, as they dismissed reports of his inappropriate behavior.
Offering insights that go beyond the sensational headlines, the documentary AT THE HEART OF GOLD: INSIDE THE USA GYMNASTICS SCANDAL premieres on Monday, July 15 at XXhs, revealing a dangerous system that prioritized winning over everything else, including protecting young female athletes. Through years of research by producers Dr. Steven Ungerleider and David Ulich, interviews with survivors, coaches, lawyers, journalists, and Judge Rosemarie Aquilina, the film exposes an environment where young women spent their youth competing for victory on a world stage, juxtaposed against a culture where abuse was hidden, and lives were damaged.
AT THE HEART OF GOLD: INSIDE THE USA GYMNASTICS SCANDAL is directed by Erin Lee Carr; executive producers, Sarah Gibson, Michael Cascio, Gerald R. Molen; producers, Dr. Steven Ungerleider and David Ulich. For HBO: executive producers, Nancy Abraham and Lisa Heller; supervising producer, Sara Rodriguez.
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