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Sexual Abuse / Domestic Violence
 

Battered Hearts
Domestic abuse is not always physical. Focusing on abusers as well as their victims, this documentary looks at the devastating range of physical, verbal, and emotional assaults which abusers may inflict, but also profiles successful programs which offer awareness, help and healing.

Breaking the Cycle of Domestic Violence
This program will help nurses, physicians, social workers and other healthcare workers to detect domestic violence and intervene to "break the cycle."

Elder Abuse
Illuminates both the fear and ambivalence experienced by elderly people who are being abused by family members, and their struggles to find help.

Givin' It Up
This disturbing documentary explores the lives of three convicted sex offenders between the ages of 15 and 17 (two male, one female), all of whom were themselves sexually abused when they were younger. Their victims were children as young as four. It examines approaches to the treatment of sexual offenders while acknowledging the challenge of balancing rehabilitation with community safety.

I'd Rather Be Home
Follows the case of an elderly man who has been repeatedly abused by his son, over a period of seven years. (A continuation of a case from the film, Elder Abuse: Five Case Studies.)

Just to Have a Peaceful Life
This extract of a case originally profiled in Elder Abuse: Five Case Studies is a frightening demonstration of the patterns of dependency and denial that fuel the cycle of elder abuse.

Nuestra Salud: Lesbianas Latinas Rompiendo Barreras
A six-part Spanish-language series promoting preventive care and wellness for Latina lesbians. Individual programs deal with mental health, addiction, preventive care, breast self-examination, safer sex and STD's, and domestic violence. English subtitles.

Rape By Any Name
Weaves the stories of three acquaintance rape survivors together with the views, attitudes and biases both of professionals and of high school and college students.

A Safer Place
Profiles two elderly adults who were helped by social services agencies to recognize the abusive situations they were living in and seek assistance. A formerly abusive daughter is also interviewed.

Stolen Lives
Takes a hard look at the issue of children in the sex trade through the eyes of the teenaged boys and girls who are being exploited in the fast-growing business of selling children for sex in North America.

Stories No One Wants to Hear
An experimental documentary combining interviews and poetic video art to explore the process of remembering childhood trauma: incest by mothers and siblings.

Talk To Me: Teens Speak Out About Sexual Violence
One in six victims of sexual assault are under the age of twelve. Talk to Me allows five brave young women to speak directly about their painful experiences of sexual abuse. The film will be a catalyst for dialogue between students, parents, teachers and counselors.

When Help Was There
This powerful video examines the crisis of elder abuse through four ethnically diverse cases of physical, emotional, and financial abuse.