Each month, Sellars Project Space, in conjunction with the Salida Creative District, will host a variety of inspiring and thought-provoking documentaries. These films are carefully selected to connect with the community by inspiring a stronger awareness of social issues, nature & the environment, as well as the arts and artists, to enhance community engagement and participation.
The Free Movie for October @ the SteamPlant Theater will be Private Violence, a 2014 HBO documentary about domestic abuse and the frustrations victims and their advocates face confronting the current legal system. The film, presented during Domestic Violence Awareness Month, is being shown in partnership with Salida’s Alliance Against Domestic Abuse and the Salida Creative District.
“The most dangerous place for women in America is their own home: One in four women experiences violence there at the hands of an abusive husband or boyfriend every day. Moreover, 1,700 American women are murdered every year when they leave or try to leave abusive relationships, and 48% of the women killed in domestic violence homicides are murdered after they leave or are in the process of leaving. PRIVATE VIOLENCE emphasizes the stigma domestic violence still carries for its victims, telling the stories of two women: Deanna, a victim turned survivor, and Kit Gruelle, a survivor who advocates for justice on behalf of Deanna and other battered women. Highlighting the complex, frustrating realities of the abuse women suffer every day at the hands of intimate partners, as well as the difficulties of prosecuting domestic violence cases.”
Due to technical issues with the projector at the SteamPlant Theater, tonight's movie and panel discussion will be held in the SteamPlant Ballroom. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., film at 7:00 p.m., with a panel discussion afterwards that you are welcome to attend.
Space is limited - those interested in attending the screening can go to www.sellarsprojectspace.org/movies to reserve their seats.
The movie is free and open to the public, with donations accepted at the event.
All donations go to support programs by Sellars Project Space and the Salida Creative District.
The mission of AADA is to eliminate domestic violence and sexual assault and to empower victims through education, services and social change. AADA provides emergency shelter, 24-hour crisis intervention, financial assistance, peer and support group, court advocacy, assistance with restraining orders and divorce papers, children’s services, information and referrals to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, as well as community education and prevention efforts. AADA is completely funded by government and foundation grants in addition to fundraising events and donations from the community.
All services provided by AADA are confidential and free of charge to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
For more information on AADA, please call 719-539-7347.