Private Violence

Private Violence is a feature-length documentary film and audience engagement campaign that explains a simple, but deeply disturbing, fact of American life: the most dangerous place for women in America is their own home.

Every day in the US, at least 4 women are murdered by abusive partners or, most often, ex-partners. The reflexive response to victims is: "why don't you just leave?" Private Violence follows the story of two survivors, Deanna Walters, as she seeks justice for the violence committed against her by her ex-husband, and Kit Gruelle, an advocate through whom we meet other survivors from a cross-section of society, who have left their abusers only to face systems that fail, judge, marginalize and blame them for the violence to which they have been subjected.


Completed 2019


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