PRIVATE VIOLENCE

Directed by CYNTHIA HILL

DIRECTOR

CYNTHIA HILL

COUNTRY

USA

RUNNING TIME

81 mins

YEAR

2014

LANGUAGE

English

ABOUT THE FILM

Recent events in Canada have again prompted the question of why women stay in violent relationships. Why don’t they report?  This powerful and harrowing film from USA tells stories that reveal violence behind closed doors and the challenges women face in seeking women’s safety and justice. We meet Kit Gruelle, a formerly abused woman and now an advocate at a women’s shelter, and Deanna Walters who fled violence that almost claimed her life. As Deanna transforms from victim to survivor, the audience is forced to ask some hard questions about private violence and public tolerance.

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