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Perspective Alberta Screening Series: Survivors Speak: Domestic Abuse & the Legal System

Wednesday, May 15, 2024
6:30pm to 8:30pm

Part of: NorthwestFest

Metro Cinema
Free
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Organized by: NorthwestFest
May
15

Seven Albertan survivors share their experiences of the legal system and what they wish judges, lawyers, and the public knew about domestic abuse. Join us for a pre-screening reception in the Metro Cinema lobby, followed by a post-screening Panel Discussion.

Filmmakers in attendance!

Reception: 6:30 | Metro Cinema Lobby

Film Screening: 7:00 PM | Metro Cinema

Panel Discussion: 7:45 PM | Metro Cinema

In Alberta, domestic abuse survivors consistently report that the legal system is one of the most significant barriers to their healing journeys. The legal system has not been designed for survivors. Survivors who access it must often navigate a minefield of judges and lawyers who do not understand the realities of domestic violence and that the legal procedures protect their abusers while exposing survivors to further harm. These experiences can be profoundly traumatizing and, in some cases, can reinforce or replicate the abuse survivors have already experienced.

In 2023, the Alberta Council of Women's Shelters partnered with survivors from across Alberta to better understand the experience of navigating the legal system in cases of domestic violence and abuse. In this documentary, seven survivors share their experiences of the legal system and what they wish judges, lawyers, and the public knew about domestic abuse.

Followed by a Panel Discussion hosted by ACWS.

Tickets for this event are free of charge due to a project grant. If you would like to support ACWS and their work, please consider making a donation at acws.ca


Metro Cinema

8712 109 St NW
Edmonton, AB, T6G 1E9


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