I am writing to let you know about the screening of Private Violence, documentary film from Cynthia Hill on Thursday February 1st at 7pm at the Culture Mill Lab, 1616 Jordan Drive, 27340 Saxapahaw.
Private violence has been presented at Full Frame Documentary Festival and Sundance film Festival among others and we are thrilled to offer it in our community.
I am sending this special note to each of you today, that may or may not know the work that, i, Murielle Elizéon and us, at Culture Mill has started to do to bring awareness to the reality of the existence of domestic violence, sometimes closer to us than we might think.
In December 2017, I premiered a performance solo, Brown, which was, in part, recalling this hard reality in my own history. The evening included a post show discussion with a restorative justice specialist, Val Hanson, and was creating a connection between the show and participants real life experiences.
It is our desire to continue to offer a platform for awareness and engage our own community around this unbearable fact: "The most dangerous place for a woman in America is her own home". The documentary will be a powerful way to do so. Val Hanson,(director of restorative justice at the Dispute Settlement Center in Carrboro) will join us to introduce the film. Local organizations such as Crossroads and Family Abuse Services of Alamance County will be present as well and available for information.
I look forward to welcome each of you as an important part of the realization of this engagement to activate change through shared experiences,
Visit us at www.culturemill.org
and stay tuned for more thought-provoking and engaging programs during Black History Month.