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Wake Forest to hold public screening of 'Private Violence' documentary

March 14, 2007

Producer Kit Gruelle will screen a 21-minute promotional version of her documentary “Private Violence:  The Movement against Battering in America” at Wake Forest University March 22.

The free event is open to the public and will begin at 7 p.m. in Carswell Hall’s Annenberg Forum, Room 111.  The special screening will preview the two-hour documentary Gruelle is producing in cooperation with the North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

Following the screening, representatives of Family Services of Forsyth County will answer questions and offer information about area resources available to help victims of domestic violence. 

“I’ve been an advocate for battered women in North Carolina for 23 years,” said Gruelle, a community educator who lectures to law enforcement, criminal justice, clergy, health care and advocacy professionals around the country.  “We’ve made great progress in a lot of ways on this issue, but we still have so far to go.  For the last five years, the average in North Carolina has been one domestic violence homicide every four and a half days.  I want people to feel empowered and to understand aspects of domestic violence that they have not considered before.” 

The screening is sponsored by Family Services of Forsyth County and Wake Forest’s communication, women’s and gender studies, and film studies departments.

Press Contacts:

Cheryl Walker
(336) 758-5237

Kevin Cox
(336) 758-5237

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