Videos / DVDs / Films
Asking for It: The Ethics & Erotics of Sexual Consent (DVD), The Media Education Foundation, Northampton, MA: 2010.
Beyond Killing Us Softly: The Strength to Resist, Cambridge Documentary Films, Cambridge, MA.
Boys and Men Healing (with Spanish and English subtitles for the Deaf and Hearing impaired) – a documentary about the impact the sexual abuse of boys has on both the individual and society, and the importance of healing and speaking out for male survivors to end the devastating effects. The film portrays stories of three courageous non-offending men whose arduous healing helped them reclaim their lives ~ while giving them a powerful voice to speak out, and take bold action toward prevention for other boys. The film includes a support group of men and is testimony to the importance of men finding safe places to support one another and share their stories together. The film was produced in association with the International Documentary Association.
"Breaking Out of The Man Box" (DVD and workbook), A Call To Men, New York, NY.
The Bully Project – feature-length documentary that follows "a year in the life" of America's bullying crisis, and offers an intimate look at how bullying has touched the lives of five kids and their families. With the film at its center, The Bully Project is a grassroots movement to educate and empower kids, parents, teachers and all school staff, to build stronger communities where empathy and respect rule. We are building an alliance to turn the tide on bullying. Are you with us?
Chaplains Under Fire – a documentary that examines the lives and work of military chaplains and the Church-State tensions at the heart of chaplaincy. It is independently produced by IHSY, LLC.
Crime After Crime – "In 1983, Deborah Peagler, a woman brutally abused by her boyfriend, was sentenced to 25 years-to-life for her connection to his murder. Twenty years later, as she languished in prison, a California law allowing incarcerated domestic-violence survivors to reopen their cases was passed. Enter a pair of rookie land-use attorneys convinced that with the incontrovertible evidence that existed, they could free Deborah in a matter of months. What they didn't know was the depth of corruption and politically driven resistance they'd encounter, sending them down a nightmarish, bureaucratic rabbit hole of injustice. The outrageous twists and turns in this consummately crafted saga are enough to keep us on the edge of our seats. Meanwhile, the spirit, fortitude, and love all three characters marshal in the face of this wrenching marathon is nothing short of miraculous.", excerpt from the Sundance Film Festival Catalog. Home Viewing & Community Action Guide.
Defending Our Lives, Cambridge Documentary Films – an Oscar-winning documentary about the magnitude and severity of domestic violence in this country. This educational video features four women imprisoned for killing their batterers and their terrifying testimonies, Cambridge, MA.
DNA: Critical Issues for Those Who Work with Victims, Office for Victims of Crime, Washington, DC: April 2007.
Family Affair, C-Line Films – filmmaker Chico Colvard, ruptures veils of secrecy and unspeakable realities as he attempts to understand how his sisters survived severe childhood abuse by their father. These invincible women paint a picture of their harrowing girlhoods, the nature of forgiveness and eternal longing for family and love, 2010.
Fictional Movies with Domestic Violence Themes, compiled by Nancy Flanakin, National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence, Austin, TX: April 2007.
Garments for One Another: Ending Domestic Violence in Muslim Families, FaithTrust Institute, Seattle, WA: 2007.
The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo, Lisa F. Jackson, Jackson Films – since 1998 a brutal war has been raging in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Over 4 million people have died. And there are the uncountable casualties: the many tens of thousands of women and girls who have been systematically kidnapped, raped, mutilated and tortured by soldiers from both foreign militias and the Congolese army. The world knows nothing of these women. Their stories have never been told. They suffer and die in silence. In The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo these brave women finally speak. Order.
How to Help a Sexual Assault Survivor: What Men Can Do, One in Four, New London, CT.
I Believe You – Faith's Response to Intimate Partner Violence, Diva Communications, Inc., New York, NY: January 2011.
The Invisible War, Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering – a groundbreaking investigative documentary about one of our country's most shameful and best kept secrets: the epidemic of rape within our US military. Today's a female soldier in Iraq and Afghanistan is more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than killed by enemy fire with the number of assaults in the last decade alone in the hundreds of thousands. Focusing on the powerfully emotionally stories of several young women, the film reveals the systemic cover up of the crime against them and follows their struggles to rebuild their lives and fight for justice. The Invisible War features hard-hitting interviews with high-ranking military officers and members of Congress that reveal the perfect storm conditions that exist for rape in the military, its history of cover-up, and what can be done to bring about much needed change.
Darkness Made Visible, Louise Farr, Written By (volume 16, issue 6), Writers Guild of America West, Los Angeles, CA: November / December 2012. Copyright © 2012 Writers Guild of America, West, Inc.
Information about Military Sexual Assault Cases.
Kirby Dick's The Invisible War Exposes an Epidemic of Rape in the Military, Nicolas Rapold, The Village Voice, June 13, 2012. Copyright © 2012 Village Voice, LLC.
Sundance lifts lid on rape in US military, The Nation, January 26, 2012. Copyright © 2012 Nawaiwaqt Group of Newspapers.
Watch Doonesbury's Garry Trudeau on The Invisible War, October 4, 2012.
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Killing Us Softly 3: Advertising’s Image of Women, featuring Jean Kilbourne, Summary and Ordering Information, The Media Education Foundation, Northampton, MA.
Love – All That and More: A Video Series and Six Session Curriculum on Healthy Relationships, FaithTrust Institute, Seattle, WA: 2000.
Miss Representation – written, directed and produced by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, this film explores how the media's misrepresentation of women has led to the underrepresentation of women in positions of power and influence, 2011. Read blog, "Miss Representation" ~ Poised to Advance a Media Movement.".
NO! The Rape Documentary, Aishah Shahidah Simmons, 2008. Watch the trailer.
No Way Out But One – when a family court judge gave custody to the man who had fractured her son's skull, Holly felt she had no way but one. From award winning producers Garland Waller and Barry Nolan comes a documentary on the first American woman to be granted asylum by the Netherlands on the grounds of domestic violence.
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Read the Huffington Post article, October 26, 2012.
Pastoral Care for Domestic Violence: Case Studies for Clergy (for Jewish and Christian audiences), FaithTrust Institute, Seattle, WA: 2007.
Poster Girl, C-Line Films – Robynn Murray was an all-American high-school cheerleader who became the poster girl for women in combat. But since returning from Iraq, she has fought the insidious foe: post-traumatic stress disorder. This Oscar®-nominated documentary short follows Robynn over the course of two years as she embarks on a journey of self-discovery and redemption through art and poetry ~ directed by Sara Nesson, 2010.
Power and Control ~ Domestic Violence in America, Peter Cohn.
Presenting Medical Evidence in an Adult Rape Trial ~ A Video Resource, National Judicial Education Program, Legal Momentum, New York, NY.
Preventing Domestic and Sexual Violence ~ Video Resources for Working with Teens, Michigan Resource Center on Domestic & Sexual Violence, Okemos, MI: updated July 21, 2003.
Private Violence, 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. Thirty-five 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.
Rape Is, Cambridge Documentary Films, Cambridge, MA.
A Response to "The Undetected Rapist", National Judicial Education Program, Legal Momentum, New York, NY.
Safe Refuge: What to Expect When You Stay in a Domestic Violence Shelter, King County Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Seattle, WA.
Sex Crimes Unit ~ True Convictions, Jackson Films – is an unprecedented look inside the New York District Attorneys office at the first and preeminent unit in the country dedicated to the prosecution of rape and sexual assault. Directed by Emmy Award and Sundance Jury Prize winner Lisa F. Jackson, the film examines the shocking legal history of injustice towards rape survivors; observes the process of investigation conducted by the Unit every day; tracks through trial the case of a prostitute who dared cry rape, and follows the inspiring story of one survivor's 16-year journey to justice. Order.
Sin by Silence, Quiet Little Place Productions, Costa Mesa, CA: 2008. Watch a clip about the making of the documentary.
Strangulation: What We Have Learned (video ~ scroll down), Family Justice Center Alliance, San Diego, CA: 2010.
Survival from Domestic Violence: Stories of Hope and Healing, Gift From Within, Camden, ME: 2005.
A Survivor’s Story Now Available in Spanish, O.R.T. Solutions, Alexandria, VA.
Teen Dating Violence Workshop (DVD), Lindsay Ann Burke Memorial Fund, North Kingstown, RI.
Through Our Eyes: Children, Violence, and Trauma (video ~ #241394), Office for Victims of Crime – discusses how violence and trauma affect children, including the serious and long-lasting consequences for their physical and mental health; signs that a child may be exposed to violence or trauma; and the staggering cost of child maltreatment to families, communities, and the Nation. Victims lend their voices to this video to provide first-hand accounts of how their exposure to violence as children affected them, Washington, DC.
tough guise, violence, media & the crisis of masculinity, featuring Jackson Katz, The Media Education Foundation, Northampton, MA. Summary and ordering information.
Understanding Sexual Violence: The Judge's Role in Stranger and Nonstranger Rape and Sexual Assault Cases ~ A Self-Directed DVD Curriculum, National Judicial Education Program, Legal Momentum, New York, NY.
The "Undetected" Rapist, National Judicial Education Program, Legal Momentum, New York, NY.
Uniform Betrayal: Rape in the Military, Jennifer Malina and Sarah Pusateri, HealthyState.org, 2012.
Video Catalogue ~ 2005, National Clearinghouse on Family Violence, Ottawa, ONT, CA.
Video List, National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women, Harrisburg, PA: updated December 2009.
Video Clips, Office for Victims of Crime, Washington, DC.
What Freedom Feels Like (videos) – inspiration from women who've escaped abuse and stars who support them, Redbook, September 2012. Copyright © 2012 Hearst Communications Inc.
where is your line? – a 24 minute documentary about a young woman – the filmmaker – who is raped, but her story isn't cut and dry. Not a "perfect victim," the filmmaker confronts her attacker, recording the conversation with a hidden camera. Sex workers, survivors and activists discuss justice, accountability and today's "rape culture." The film asks the question: where is the line defining content. THE LINE was completed in July 2009.
"Young Black Men Step Up, While "Others" Just Look Away", Bossip, New York, NY: October 20, 2009.