The 21 minute film
Ninety percent (90%) of the seniors rated the film ‘an 8 or higher’ (scale 1-10, 10 high) when asked if the video depicted the seriousness of battering in America
Ninety-two percent (92%) of the seniors rated the film ‘a 7 or higher’ (scale 1-10, 10 high) when asked how effective the use of music artists, professional athletes, politicians, and interviews with advocates was in addressing battering in America.
The film makers, Astrea Productions and Video Dialog are offering copies of this short educational film as a gift in exchange for a tax deductable donation to the production of the feature length film. Go to PrivateViolence.com for more information.
The feature length film
The film is due to be completed in early 2013, link here
A New Kind of Strength, the men’s movement against gender violence.
Starting in 2004, the Waitt Institute has been working with activist and producer of “Private Violence” Kit Gruelle and director Cynthia Hill, with Henry Corra of Corrafilms, and other film makers, to document events, meetings, and conferences on the issue of “Engaging Men and Boys” in gender violence. Along with Kit’s film archives from 2001, we’ve added interviews from leaders of the movement such as Ted Bunch and Tony Porter of Call to Men, Jackson Katz of MVP, Brian O’Connor from Futures without Violence’s “Coaching Boys into Men” program, survivor, activist and legendary baseball manager Joe Torre and many others.
The film is free to all on PrivateViolence.com, and has been shown at countless trainings and conferences since its premiere in October, 2011. We’ve had thousands of visits to the site and over 500 universities and organizations from over 30 states and 15 countries have used the film.