Carrboro Cinema Event : Oct. 27

A Carrboro Cinema Event

The ArtsCenter
309-G East Main Street, Carrboro, NC

Thursday, October 27, 7:30PM

Breaking the Silence: Children’s Stories

How Much:

North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Movie Info (from film’s website):

This powerful new PBS documentary chronicles the impact of domestic violence on children and the recurring failings of family courts across the country to protect them from their abusers. In stark and often poignant interviews, children and battered mothers tell their stories of abuse at home and continued trauma within the courts. The one-hour special also features interviews with domestic violence experts, attorneys and judges who reveal the disturbing frequency in which abusers are winning custody of their children and why these miscarriages of justice continue to occur.

Features interviews with New York Yankees Manager Joe Torre, who dealt with domestic violence as a child, and in 2003, started the Safe-at-Home Foundation to help educate people about the issue; and Walter Anderson, Chairman and CEO of Parade magazine, who recounts the emotional and physical abuse he suffered at the hands of his alcoholic father.