A lens on domestic abuse

This could be the opening scene of any Hollywood movie, but it’s part of a film therapy course for victims of domestic violence and abuse.

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November 25, 2010 11:33
Women watching film on domestic violence

Viewing of domestic violence film 311. (photo credit: Courtesy)

 
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The film starts slowly: A woman is in the kitchen preparing food for the evening meal. Her husband enters; he has a brochure in his hands promoting a new house yet to be built.

He begins to tell her what a good deal he has got for them and how they will soon be able to move together to a new, much bigger place. Nervously she cautions him, reminding him that they are broke and that perhaps buying a new house at this time is not such a great idea.

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