documentary produced and directed by Cynthia Hill and Kit Gruelle.
is a feature-length documentary film and audience engagement campaign that explodes 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. The knee-jerk response is to ask, "Why doesn't she just leave?" Private Violence
shatters the brutality of this logic. Through the eyes of two survivors, we bear witness to the complicated and complex realities of intimate partner violence. As a victim transforms to survivor, 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?", and "How do we begin to build a future without domestic violence?"
"The obstacles against effectively protecting battered women & prosecuting their abusers are vividly illustrated." ~ Dennis Harvey, Variety
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