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15th(2013)



Why Women Stay

Jacqueline SHORTELL-MCSWEENEY, Debra ZIMMERMAN

  • USA
  • 1980
  • 30min
  • DV, DD
  • black and white
  • Documentary

This documentary examines the complex reasons why women remain in violent homes and challenges the prevailing attitudes which accept domestic violence as well as the social structures which perpetuate it. Among the issues examined are the attitudes of battered women, the lack of funding for shelters and the support battered women find in a shelter environment. Although produced more than thirty years ago in a low budget format, this video still offers a complex analysis of an enduring social problem.


 


Why do female victims of domestic violence remain in their homes? This documentary from the 1980s examines the complex reasons why women stay in violent homes and challenges the social structures that perpetuate domestic violence. The audiences are given insights into the attitudes of battered women and the lack of funding for shelters. Why Women Stay shows the views of the North American feminists of the 1980s and what the feminist movement was like then by considering the issue of domestic violence on multiple layers and encouraging female victims of domestic violence to take action. [HWANG Miyojo]

Director

  • Jacqueline SHORTELL-MCSWEENEYJacqueline SHORTELL-MCSWEENEY

    Jacqueline SHORTELL-MCSWEENEY produced and directed Why Women Stay.

  • Debra ZIMMERMANDebra ZIMMERMAN

    Debra ZIMMERMAN has been the Executive Director of Women Make Movies, a non-profit NY based film organization which supports women filmmakers, since 1983. During her tenure it has grown into the largest distributor of films by and about women in the world and its internationally recognized Production Assistance Program has helped hundreds of women get their films made.

Credit

  • ProducerJacqueline SHORTELL-MCSWEENEY
  • Cinematography Margo CORNELIUS, Tracy WARD, Jane WARRENBRAND
  • Editor Debra ZIMMERMAN, Jacqueline SHORTELL-MCSWEENEY
  • Sound Pennee BENDER, Dixie BECKHAM