"Private Violence" 21-minute film preview completed
with assistance from Waitt Institute for Violence
Sioux City, IA - March 2006
In August of 2005, the Waitt Institute for Violence
Prevention contracted with a group of independent
film makers to produce a short preview of what
they expect will be a two-hour feature called "Private
Violence, the Anti-Battering Movement in America".
The film group has produced a stunning preview,
which features major players in the family violence
movement such as Ellen Pence, Lt. Mark Wynn,
Casey Gwinn and Lydia Walker, also includes statements
from supporters, such as Senators Joe Biden and
Arlen Specter, basketball legend ML Carr, and
actress Selma Hayek.
"The domestic violence movement's history
has never been chronicled, and we see this film
as not only promoting awareness, but also providing
an educational experience for young people".
The Institute will assist the film group in
raising additional funds to bring this to a national
audience. The producers of the film are Catherine
Saulino, Ph.D., Kit Gruelle, Academy Award winner
Stacey Kabat, and Emmy Award winner post production
supervisor Gary Bulkin, and Inez Odom, who had
previously worked on the chronicle of the civil
rights movement, "Eyes on the Prize".