Power and Control
“Power and Control: Domestic Violence in America” explores the shocking persistence of violence against women in the US. Kim, a Duluth, MN mother of three, is at the center of the story. As Kim and her fragile daughters take up residence in a shelter, we follow the harrowing struggles in a single-parenting survivor’s quest to find work, housing and peace of mind.
The multi-level narrative also examines the deepest causes of domestic violence and the solutions that have evolved to stop it, celebrating the battered women’s movement activists who started the domestic violence revolution 30 years ago, and examining alternative approaches now being advocated.
The film is is particularly recommended for courses in sociology, social work, women’s studies, political science, psychology, law enforcement and law. It’s a must-have for public library collections and is being used with great effectiveness by public and non profit organizations. DVD extras include director’s cut interviews with Kim and her husband, and with Ellen Pence and Michael Paymar, co-founders of the “Duluth Model.”
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND HEALTH (nd only)
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND LAW ENFORCEMENT (nd only)