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Video Resource List: Violence Against Women and Children

Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse

Margaret Kearney

Published: 1998

Violence Against Women Resources

From The Global Fund for Women, 425 Sherman Avenue, Suite 300, Palo Alto, California 94306-1823 USA, Telephone: (650) 853-8305, Fax: (650) 328-0384, e-mail: gfw@globalfundforwomen.org

"Sisters and Daughters Betrayed" is a video by independent videomaker Chela Blitt about sex trafficking and forced prostitution in Nepal, the Philippines, and Thailand. The video was funded by The Global Fund for Women.

From O.D.N. Productions, 74 Varick St. Suite 304, New York, NY:

"Time Out" A series of three short films that present men who batter in three different stages of the problem. The titles of the three short films are "Deck the Halls," "Up the Creek," and "Shifting Gears."

"In Need of Special Attention" Two short stories on film that illustrate the program developed by Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital to identify, treat and refer victims of spouse abuse.

From New Day Films, PO Box 315, Franklin Lakes, NJ:

"To Have and to Hold" A film that tells the story of wife abuse from the man's experience of it. Several former clients of EMERGE in Boston and their partners discuss the violence that occurred in their relationships and their efforts to change it.

From the Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women: (statewide rental)

"Violence Behind Closed Doors" (30 min) talks to victims and abusers, as well as workers/programs to help people in domestic violence situation.

"A Family Affair" (30 min) Narrated by Ed Asner, follows a family and the results of violence on family members. The issue is taken to court and the woman decides to divorce her husband.

"Rites of Violence" (25 min) about the Duluth Domestic Abuse Intervention Project. Film shows couple through police and court intervention.

"Fear That Binds Us" is a collection of five women's stories who have experienced violence and the perspectives of the activists, social workers, and the men who have perpetrated this violence.

"Working with Men who Batter" (6 hours, 1/2" video) shows Ann Ganley's program from Seattle, Washington.

"The Burning Bed" (2 hours, 1/2" video) is a made-for-TV NBC movie about the life of Francine Hughes. After 12 years of enduring physical violence and not able to receive help she murders her husband. Farrah Fawcett stars as Francine Hughes.

Several well done slide shows are also available from the Coalition for use with clergy, children and teenagers. Several new videos on children of battered women and on teenage prostitution are being made.

Videos for Helping Children with Family Violence

The information in this section was compiled by Margaret Kearney, LCSW, CISW .

* denotes a video that is specific to domestic violence

*The Crown Prince - National Film Board of Canada (38 min.)The video depicts the feelings & frustrations of 2 sons of a battered woman: a grade-school child & an adolescent. The film explores issues related to student disclosure to a teacher (10-12 years). Distributed by:

The Media Guild
1172 Sorrento Valley Road, Suite E
San Diego CA 92121
(619) 755-9191

Tell 'Em How You Feel (18 min.)It is the story of child who feels all alone and angry at his parents & best friend. A friendly troll that the child meets in the woods teaches him how to handle anger & conflicts without holding in feelings or fighting (#4890, ages 4-9). Distributed by:

MTI Film & Video
108 Wilmont Road
Deerfield IL 60015
(800) 621-2131

What Tadoo With Fear (20 min.)The film explores, with the help of puppets, both the positive & negative aspects of fear. It also gives real-life examples of situations to show children how they can conquer fear & open up to adults they trust (#5173M, ages 4-9). Distributed by:

MTI Film & Video
108 Wilmont Road
Deerfield IL 60015
(800) 621-2131

*It's Not Always Happy at My House (33 min.)The video traces the consequences of women battering on 3 children in a family, leading to their admission to a battered women's shelter (#5119M, all ages). Distributed by:

MTI Film & Video
108 Wilmont Road
Deerfield IL 60015
(800) 621-2131

*Kids' Stuff (6 min.)Intense & powerful, this short film combines drawings & puppet animation to convey how violence at home tears at the equilibrium & sensitivity of a child. Distributed by:

Benerjee Associates
2 Sycamore
Skillman NJ 08558
(609) 683-1261

$95 + $4 shipping

*It's NOT Okay: Let's Talk About Domestic Violence (10 min)A young man talks to the audience about domestic violence: what it is, its effects on children, & what to do to stay if a child lives in an abusive home (it includes an unusual emphasis on avoiding "getting trapped" when hiding from an abusive adult; ages 7 - 12). Distributed by:

American Bar Association - Commission on Domestic Violence
740 15th Street NW 9th Floor

Washington DC 20005-1009
(312) 988-5522

$15 + $3.95 shipping

*Tulip Doesn't Feel Safe (12 min)This cartoon validates the feelings of children when parents or other significant adults fight, and gives them strategies for staying safe; ages 4 - 8. A coloring / workbook accompanies this video. Excellent as an adjunct to a classroom-based family violence curriculum. Distributed by:

Johnson Institute
7205 Ohms Lane
Minneapolis MN 55439-2159
(800) 231-5165

Resources on Children of Battered Women

Power & Control Wheel
Culture Wheel
Equality Wheel

Source: Pence, Ellen & Paymar, Michael (1993). Education Groups for Men Who Batter. New York, NY: Springer. Also available from the Duluth Domestic Abuse Intervention Project, tel. 800-903-0111.

Power to Choose Video and Facilitator Guide (four vignettes on teen violence) Skills for Violence-Free Living (a school curriculum on domestic violence for both primary and secondary grades) It's Not Always Happy at My House (a film about three children's experience of their father's violence toward their mother)

Source:

Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women
570 Asbury #201
St. Paul MN 55104
612-646-6177

A School-Based Anti-Violence Program (ASAP) (school intervention in domestic violence from board to classroom, includes a videotape)

Source: London Family Court Clinic 254 Pall Mall St. #200 London, Ontario N6A 5P6 Canada 519-679-7250

Tulip Doesn't Feel Safe (video for young children on safety planning)

Source:

Johnson Institute
7205 Ohms Lane
Minneapolis MN 55439-2159
(612) 831-1630
(800) 231-5165

Kids' Stuff (6 minute video animation about a child who hears his mother being beaten)

National Film Board of Canada
350 North Pennsylvania Avenue
P.O. Box 7600
Wilkes-Barre PA 18773
800-542-2164

The Crown Prince (38 min. video about a 15 year old and his brother whose mother is being beaten)

The Media Guild
1172 Sorrento Valley Road, Suite E
San Diego CA 92121
(619) 755-9191