POP UP DOCS presents: WHAT DOESN’T KILL ME

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Charlotta Harrison survived 42 years of domestic violence. She believes telling her story will save others.*

Bath-based Director Rachel Meyrick has made this film, WHAT DOESN’T KILL ME, to share Charlotta and others’ stories with the world. POP UP DOCS are showing it on the big screen for the first time ever + a Q&A with Meyrick on Sat 25th March, 7pm at Bath Guildhall. Join us, click here for tickets & more info: https://what_doesnt_kill_me_popupdocs.eventbrite.co.uk

 

Domestic violence: to stay or to go? Why do US courts favour the abusive father in custody cases?*

It’s a tough topic, an emotional topic, looking into the custody battles which follow a victim’s brave choice to stand up and put a stop to this abuse and how, in the U.S. justice system, the abusive father is granted custody of the children in a huge majority of cases.

Some have compared this to “the Catholic Church scandal” where many knew of injustice but chose to act as though nothing was going on, presumably to avoid rocking the boat.**

“(U.S.) Courts are handing the custody of children to their abusive fathers in THE MAJORITY of cases in which the father challenges the protective mother for custody” (SOURCE: National Network to End Domestic Violence, NNEDV)

WHAT DOESN’T KILL ME

Dir. Rachel Meyrick | 2017 | UK

Camera: Rachel Meyrick / Laura Mcgann

Editor: Rachel Meyrick / Sam Sneade

Executive Producers: John Sidaway / Sam Sneade

**see Philomena | 2013 | Dir. Stephen Frears | http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2431286/

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