New Film on Domestic Violence in the US

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Hi All,

I am attaching some information about a new film from Women Make Movies that might be of interest to you:

Women Make Movies is thrilled to announce the release of PRIVATE VIOLENCE http://bit.ly/privateviolence

Coming after a successful premiere at Sundance, and a critically acclaimed HBO broadcast, PRIVATE VIOLENCE is for the first time available to educators, activists, coaches, law enforcement and advocates. We want the film to impact communities directly, creating action and dialogue to end intimate partner violence.

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?" 

Watch the trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpscViGSMZU

Please feel free to contact me with any questions, I am always happy to accept requests for reviewing the film in an appropriate journal.

Thanks for supporting independent women filmmakers!

Best,
Amy Aquilino
Women Make Movies
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New York, NY  10001

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