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Private Violence: An HBO Documentary Film

The Center for Race, Gender, and Social Justice and the University of Cincinnati present

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Private Violence
HBO Documentary Film exploring the issue of domestic violence

Date: October 3, 2014
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Harriet Tubman Theatre, National Underground Railroad Feedom Center
Tickets: rgsjprivateviolence@gmail.com (free tickets, limit 4/person)

Private Violence sheds light on a simple but disturbing reality in American life:  for too many women, the most dangerous place can be the home.  Every day in the U.S., at least four women are murdered by abusive partners.  The picture in Greater Cincinnati is equally troubling: between 1997 and 2006, 94% of fatalities stemming from domestic violence were women, most of whom were seeking some form of separation from that partner.  

Private Violence , the Candescent Award winner at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, examines the complex realities of intimate partner violence through the eyes of survivors and their advocate.  HBO, which will premiere the film as part of its Documentary Film series later in October, has partnered with the Center for Race, Gender, and Social Justice to make this powerful film available to a limited number of viewers on October 3, 2014.  Screening of the film will be followed by discussion with Private Violence filmmaker and director Cynthia Hill, advocate and film subject Kit Gruelle, and associate producer and UC Law alum Un Kyong Ho.

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