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|#8737/1585 BREAKING BARRIERS: Reaching South Asian Abused Women|
A unique program designed to increase awareness of anyone who assists South Asian women who are abused by their husbands. Recommended for social workers, teachers, counselors, therapists, doctors, nurses, lawyers, judges, law enforcement officials.
|#10263/0300 BROKEN VOWS: Religious Perspectives on Domestic Violence|
A sensitive and informative documentary that examines perspectives on domestic violence from various religions. Interviews with six battered women from diverse religious traditions help to clarify the roots of abuse and reactions of their clergy and religious communities.
|#16172/0899 CRIMES OF HONOUR|
"A scorcher... a heartscalding expose of blithe murder." Critical List Across the Islamic world, hundreds of women are shot, stabbed, strangled or burned to death each year by their male relatives, because they are thought to have dishonored their families by engaging in unacceptable relationships. Filmed in Jordan and on the West Bank, CRIMES OF HONOUR documents the terrible reality of femicide - the killing of sisters or daughters suspected of losing their virginity, for having refused an arranged marriage or having left a husband. Even if a woman is raped, abused, or is the victim of gossip, she may pay the terrible price. CRIMES OF HONOUR tells the stories of women hiding from their families, fearing for their lives, as well as the men who commit femicide. One such man, interviewed in prison, discusses his reasons for murdering his sister. Femicide, although having no basis in Islamic teachings, is on the rise in some countries. CRIMES OF HONOUR delves into class and religious issues that infuse the debate, as well as the possible origins of femicide. But some women are fighting for change. CRIMES OF HONOUR profiles three women committed to human rights, who attempt to provide protection and assistance to those in danger.
|#11528/0635 LET'S TALK ABOUT IT: Domestic Violence|
Does domestic violence have a different face in the visible minority community? Xiomara Fuentes, Amandeep Kaur, and Nneka - three wives beaten and humiliated by their husbands. This program gives a voice and a face to a spreading epidemic of spousal abuse as it puts video cameras into the hands of these women's children who then interview their mothers about why they endured - and how they survived - such physical and emotional injury. The questions they ask, framed with a poignant blend of candor and naiveté, leave no room for equivocation.
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