Videos: Custody & Abuse

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    Breaking the Silence: Children's Stories

    Tatge/Lasseur Productions, March 30, 2006

    This powerful PBS documentary chronicles the impact of domestic violence on children and the recurring failings of family courts across the country to protect them from their abusers. In stark and often poignant interviews, children and battered mothers tell their stories of abuse at home and continued trauma within the courts.  More

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    Family Court Crisis: Our Children At Risk

    Center for Judicial Excellence

    Family Court Crisis: Our Children At Risk, a 42-minute documentary addressing the serious systemic breakdown of our family courts, features personal testimony from individuals who have experienced the pitfalls of our family law system and expert evaluations of what has gone wrong.   More

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    Small Justice: Little Justice in America's Family Courts

    Intermedia, October 1, 2001

    This program explores the family court system which routinely takes children away from the protective parent and puts them in the care of the person the children have named as their abuser. It describes how fathers use and sacrifice their children in order to control and punish the mothers, and how the courts, often unwittingly, help those men. By following the stories of three dedicated women and their lawyers the program exposes a systematic legal failure to protect those who need protection the most.  More

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    Battered Mothers Custody Conference Interviews

    BU Today, December 1, 2008

    Garland Waller, an assistant professor of film and television in the Boston University College of Communication, has produced a short film about mothers who lose custody of their children to their abusive partners. In 2007 and 2008, she attended the Battered Mothers Custody Conference and teamed up with two other filmmakers to record more than 12 hours worth of interviews. The result is a 14-minute film short that will be shown at the sixth annual Battered Mothers Custody Conference  More

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