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Defending Our Lives

DIRECTOR: Margaret Lazarus, Renner Wunderlich

RELEASE DATE: 1994

RUNNING TIME: 42 mins

COUNTRY: USA

LANGUAGE: English

KEY THEMES/ ISSUES: Domestic violence, women imprisoned for killing their abusers.

Domestic violence is the single greatest cause of injury to women in America - more than muggings, rapes, and car accidents combined. A woman in the United States is more likely to be killed by her partner than by any other assailant. Sarah Buel, a district attorney, outlines the problem throughout the video - not merely as a member of the criminal justice system, but as a former battered woman. Every person in this documentary is an expert; each has experienced first-hand the terror of domestic violence.

 

 
 

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