In collaboration with Utah Education Network, the Women’s Resource Center at Dixie State University will host a film screening of “Private Violence” followed by a panel response Oct. 24 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Gardner Room Conference Room. The screening is free and open to the public.
“Private Violence” is a feature-length documentary film and audience engagement campaign that explores domestic violence. The film proceeds trough the eyes of Deanna Walters, a mother who seeks justice for the crimes committed against her at the hands of her estranged husband, and Kit Gruelle, an advocate who seeks justice for all women. The film explores the lives of several other women as they attempt to leave their abusers, setting them on a collision course with institutions that continuously and systematically fail them and often blaming victims for the violence they hope to flee.