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Selections from the Human Rights Watch International Film Festival

Private Violence

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Friday 3/27
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dir. Cynthia Hill, USA, 2013, digital, 81 min.

(Introduced by Prof. Rosemary Barbera of LaSalle University)

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 US, 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. 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?”