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Private Violence

Hill, Cynthia
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Private Violence explores a simple but deeply disturbing fact of American life: the most dangerous place for a woman in America is her own home. Every day in the U.S., at least four women are murdered by abusive (and often, ex) partners. Through the eyes of two survivors-;Deanna Walters, a mother who seeks justice for the crimes committed against her at the hands of her estranged husband, and Kit Gruelle, an advocate who seeks justice for all women-;we bear witness to the complex realities of intimate partner violence. Their experiences challenge entrenched and misleading assumptions, providing a lens into a world that is largely invisible; a world we have locked behind closed doors with our silence, our laws and our lack of understanding. Private Violence begins to shape powerful, new questions that hold the potential to change our society: "Why does he abuse?" "Why do we turn away?" "How do we begin to build a future without domestic violence?" Awards Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, Kathleen Bryan Edwards Award for Human Rights Dallas International Film Festival, Silver Heart Award 16th Annual WIN Awards, Best Documentary Film

Private Violence

[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2015.

Title from title frames.; In Process Record.

Originally produced by Women Make Movies in 2014.

Mode of access: World Wide Web.

In English

Hill, Cynthia, filmmaker

Kanopy (Firm)
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