This short video-essay contains scenes of graphic violence depicting the abuse women suffer at the hands of men. While the films are either critically revered works, Oscar winners, or popular box-office hits, the stories themselves are original screenplays, adaptations or drawn from real life events. Beginning with the opening lines from The Godfather, it traces parental, marital, historical, racial, fiscal, verbal and sexual abuse. The violence ranges from shouting, slapping, punching and cutting, to maiming, whipping, raping and killing. Some of these films deplore the action depicted, others normalize it while yet others appear to relish it.
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