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PRIVATE VIOLENCE, Director/Producer: Cynthia Hill, Markay Media and Southern Documentary Fund; Executive Producers: Gloria Steinem; Cindy Waitt, Waitt Institute for Violence Prevention; Artemis Rising Foundation (Regina K.  Scully); and Chicken & Egg Pictures (Julia Parker Benello, Wendy Ettinger, Judith Helfand); and  Special Advisor and Principal in the Film: Kit Gruelle the project tackles the myths and misconceptions about domestic violence that make the world a dangerous place for one in four women and their families. Forty years into the battered women's movement, it's time to start asking different questions and posing new solutions. A feature length documentary is at the heart of the project's mission.

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The United States of Stupid Laws while working on outreach for the film, the filmmakers realized that the problem of domestic violence is partially rooted in the existing laws of each state. We hope this project clarifies the flaws that pervade the legal system and perpetuate harm against domestic violence survivors.


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Amid Domestic Abuse Headlines, HBO Doc 'Private Violence' to Air "At Exactly the Right Time", Sarah Gray, The Hollywood Reporter, September 30, 2014. Copyright © 2014 The Hollywood Reporter.

Crossing a Divide, Seeking Good, Lauren Sandler, The New York TImes, February 21, 2014. Copyright © 2014 The New York Times Company.

Doc encourages viewers to ask better questions about domestic violence, Amy Wilder, Columbia Daily Tribune, Columbia, MO: February 23, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Columbia Daily Tribune.

Domestic violence victims speak out: 'If I worked, he would take my money', Jana Kasperkevic, The Guardian, October 20, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Guardian News & Media Limited.

Durham filmmaker premieres documentary about battered women, Glenn McDonald, News & Observer, Raleigh, NC: January 18, 2014. Copyright © 2014 News & Observer.

Gloria, Blog, Cindy Waitt, Sioux City, SD: July 24, 2013.

Human Rights Watch Festival Celebrates 25th Anniversary, Announces 2014 Line-Up Including 16 Features by Women, Shipra Gupta, Indiewire, May 12, 2014. Copyright © 1996-2014 Indiewire. Read about the Human RIghts Watch Festival.

Lilly Hartley's Candescent Films Shines Its Light on Documentaries, Linda Hassler, The Blog, The Huffington Post, June 4, 2014. Copyright © 2014, Inc.

NCCADV celebrates 30 years, Sommer Brokaw, The Tribune Triangle, Durham, NC: August 24, 2011. Copyright © 2011 Charlotte Post.

The News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.) Barry Saunders column, Barry Saunders, The State, September 24, 2014. Copyright © 2014 The State.

'Private Violence' dismantles domestic abuse myths, Harum Helmy, KBIA.FM, Columbia, MO: February 27, 2014. Copyright © 2014 KBIA.

"Private Violence" accepted for 2014 Sundance Film Festival, Waitt Institute for Violence Prevention, North Sioux City, SD: January 13, 2014.

Private Violence ~ A media project to end violence against women in America, Kimberly Womack, International Association of Forensic Nurses, November 2013.

Private Violence ~ We did it! We've reached our goal and we couldn't have done it without you. This has been a true team effort from start to finish., Indiegogo, Durham, NC: September 29, 2012.

Private Violence Is Our 2014 True Life Fund Film, True / False Film Fest, Columbia, MO: January 23, 2014. Copyright © 2014 True / False Film Fest.

Private Violence, The Fledgling Fund.

Private Violence: Survivors & Advocates Confront Victim Blaming & the Epidemic of Domestic Abuse (video and transcript), Democracy Now!, January 22, 2014.

Spanish Fork murder fits pattern of domestic violence discussed in Sundance film, Jim Dalrymple II, The Salt Lake Tribune, January 22, 2014. Copyright © 2004 The Salt Lake Tribune.

Sundance Film Review: 'Private Violence', Dennis Harvey, Variety, January 26, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Variety Media, LLC.

Sundance Institute Announces $550,000 in Grants for 29 Documentaries, Sundance Institute, Los Angeles, CA: July 11, 2013. Copyright © 2000-2013 Sundance Institute.

Sundance: Candescent Films Announces 2014 Documentary Awards, Pamela McClintock, The Hollywood Reporter, January 18, 2014. Copyright © 2014 The Hollywood Reporter.

Unflinching View at a Festival, Stephen Holden, The New York TImes, June 6, 2014. Copyright © 2014 The New York Times Company.

Watch the Trailer for Private Violence, HBO's Documentary on Domestic Abuse, Eilana Dockterman, Time, September 23, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Time Inc.



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