An award winning film that teaches us how to deal with domestic violence.
The primary purpose of this film is to dispel the most common myths about domestic violence. This is an emotionally charged subject and instead of placing blame the producer was more interested in finding solutions
Back Story of this Film
Years of research and preparation went into the making of this film. Individuals involved in all sides of domestic violence were interviewed and experts in the field were interviewed and were also involved in the preperation of this film.
Program Synopsis: Victims, abusers, a prosecutor, a judge, several court appointed intervention specialists, and numerous other professionals address the different facets of this complicated and emotional subject.
Abusers talk about how and why they became violent and how they learned to stop. Victims talk about the abuse they suffered, why they did not end the relationship, and why they still love their abusers. A woman explains how her father’s need for complete power and control has continued to affect her as an adult.
One of the most common questions related to domestic violence is why the victim stays. This question is also answered.
In the typical Tom Monson approach, this documentary details the real problem and then unlike other approaches, he offers proven solutions. He examines one community's approach to handling domestic violence cases and how other communities and individuals can find their own solution.
"It is simple. If more young men watched Secrets, Lies and Apologies, fewer young women would become the victim of domestic violence. You have to have the courage to tell them. " Tom Monson.
No One Deserves it
This film makes it clear that all of us are affected by domestic violence. It is not just a victim’s problem. The underlying message is that no one deserves emotional or physical abuse and solutions must focus on education and intervention from the community.
Why will this film could make a difference in a victim’s life. If you know or are a victim of domestic violence, this film shows that there is a better way to live. You will see that there are resources to help end the cycle of violence.
If you are an abuser, you will learn that there is a better way to live. You will also learn that there are people who care about you too and how to get out of the cycle of violence.
If you are a professional -- law enforcement, prosecutor, officer of the court, medical or psychological professional or just a concerned citizen, you will learn what you can do to help stop this tragedy of our society.
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