Private Violence focuses on Kit Gruelle, an advocate for survivors of domestic violence, and Deanna Walters, who is battling for justice after surviving horrific abuse at the hands of her former partner. The film exposes the complex obstacles that stand between a survivor of abuse and freedom, as well as dispels destructive myths about domestic violence. Private Violence shows that for survivors, the answer is rarely as simple as just walking away from their abuser.
The film is part of a larger media project focused on ending domestic violence against women through awareness and education.
The True Life Fund exists to support people who bravely and selflessly share their stories in documentary films. This year, the funds raised will be awarded to both Kit Gruelle and Deanna Walters, who represent ideal recipients. True/False will be working extensively with director Cynthia Hill to raise money and conduct outreach.
Private Violence is the eighth True Life film since the fund began in 2007. The UK-based Bertha Foundation provides a matching grant for the grassroots fundraising effort. T/F is also grateful for the continued partnership with The Crossing, who will be sponsoring the True Life Fund this year for the seventh time.
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