NO! The Rape Documentary Frequently Asked Questions

Do you accept Purchase Orders?

No, we do not accept purchase orders.

I want to make a credit card purchase but am unable to use PayPal to place my order.

Please contact us to see if we can explore alternatives, which include using Square.

What is the cost of the NO! and Breaking Silences?

Following are the detailed descriptions of the price rates. These rates are based on the purchase of the license, which does not include shipping and handling:

Institutional/Organizational License ($195)

All Colleges/Universities, Corporations/Government Agencies, Non-Profit Organizations

This license is for all non-profit organizations (including rape crisis centers, domestic violence and sexual assault networks, secondary schools, public libraries, museums, ) It also includes all organizations, regardless of budget, that are housed within or affiliated with colleges/universities.

Home Video License ($29)

NO! and Breaking Silences may be purchased by individuals for personal home viewing with family and friends only. When purchasing the home video license for both NO! and Breaking Silences, you are not entitled to any public performance rights in ANY environment.

I want to charge admission for a screening of NO! and Breaking Silences. What’s the policy?

The fees for Institutional/Organizational copies includes in-house public performance rights for classroom, library,  and organizational use by the acquiring institution for non-paying audiences only. If you want to charge audiences for a screening of NO! or Breaking Silences, please contact AfroLez® Productions to make arrangements prior to your event.

What’s the cost of the DVD(s) if I don’t live in the United States?

An additional $10 is charged to Institutions, organizations, and individuals who are based outside of the United States (including Canada). This fee is to cover the cost of international postage. If you’re unable to use Paypal, please call 1.215.701.6150 to place your order. All payments must be made in advance using U.S. currency. If you need to wire your payment, then additional fees will also apply.

What are the rental fees?

Rental fees for public screenings are always negotiated based on the number of screenings per film, seating capacity, and admission. Please send this information to “afrolezsales (AT) gmail (dot) com”; and someone will get back to you with a rental quote. 

I would like to preview the DVD(s). Is this possible?

No, it is not possible.

Can you track my package?

Orders are shipped to arrive 3-4 weeks from the time you place your order. If you need your order sooner than that timeframe, then we strongly suggest that you contact us to make arrangements for rush shipping. If you have paid for rush shipping, you should receive your order within 5 business days. If you do not receive your order within these time frames, we would be happy to send you tracking info.

My DVD isn’t working?

If a DVD arrives damaged or if you’re having any technical problems with the DVD, we will replace it at no cost. If you receive a DVD that was damaged during shipment, please save the original invoice and packaging and call 1.215.701.6150 immediately. Alternatively, you may send an email to “afrolezsales (AT) gmail (dot) com”, and we will replace your DVD. If a DVD is damaged after purchase, a replacement copy can be obtained for 50% of the list price, plus shipping and handling. All damaged DVDs must be returned prior to replacement.

I am a tax-exempt organization/school. Do you charge taxes?

We only charge taxes on all purchases within PA State. If you’re a tax-exempt organization/school based in PA, who is making a purchase through PayPal, simply order the DVD(s) and complete the contact form to tell us that you are a non-profit and include your status number and we will refund the tax. We apologize that there is not a simple paypal button to do that.

I would like to bring Aishah Shahidah Simmons to present NO! and/or Breaking Silences at an event I’m organizing, do I need to purchase the DVD(s) for the event?

No, Aishah travels with her documentaries to all events where she is presenting either NO! or Breaking Silences


Aishah Shahidah Simmons is an incest and rape survivor but she is not a therapist or a rape counselor. She is not collecting additional rape survivor testimonies. If you've been raped or sexually assaulted, battered, and/or are contemplating suicide, please contact the following numbers: 

Rape Abuse Incest National Network (RAINN)1.800.656.4673 (24/7)

National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1.800.799.7233 (24/7)

The Anti Violence Project (LGBTQIA): 1.212.741.1141 (24/7)

The National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1.800.273.8255 (24/7)