Domestic Violence (2002)

Domestic Violence
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 3hr 16mins.
Genres Documentary
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Frederick Wiseman Director n/a 2 2000001
Frederick Wiseman Producer n/a 3 3000001
Karen Konicek Production Coordinator n/a 162 5000001
John Davey Photography n/a 120835 6000001
Lawrence Dodds Camera Assistant n/a 120867 6000002
Frederick Wiseman Editor n/a 172 7000001
Randy Bell Editorial Assistant n/a 120855 7000002
Tiffany Howard Editorial Assistant n/a 120855 7000003
Margaret Kaltenmeier Editorial Assistant n/a 120855 7000004
Victoria Garvin Davis Assistant Editor n/a 203 7000005
Stephen Segaller Executive Director of News and Public Affairs(Thirteen/WNET) 120806 11000001
Alexander Markowski Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Marian Parry Titles n/a 120825 23000001
Synopsis
In Tampa Bay, Florida, the film begins and ends, in private homes where the police have been called to intervene in domestic disputes. In between, in a structure which moves through day to night, the film details the work of The Spring, Tampa's principal shelter for women and children. Sequences include intake interviews, individual and group counseling sessions, anger management training, staff meetings and conversations among residents and between residents and staff. As the women talk, a picture is built up of the patterns of power and control which underpin the relationships from which they are fleeing, and of the obstacles to their ability to escape. What is also revealed is the complexity of the tangled web of damage which encircles these women, and often their children too.