In conjunction with I Am Unbeatable: Documenting and Celebrating Stories of Empowerment—Photographs by Donna Ferrato, the Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery will host a screening of Nashville Public Television’s documentary film Living in Fear at 6 pm on Thursday, November 13, in Cohen Memorial Hall, room 203. Following the film will be a panel discussion moderated by LaTonya Turner, host of the documentary, and Joseph Mella, director of the Fine Arts Gallery.
The number of incidents and the severity of domestic violence has been a public safety crisis in Tennessee for decades, and the staggering statistics show there is no typical victim. Tennessee ranks tenth in the nation for the number of women killed by men, and more than half of the reported violent crimes in the state are related to domestic violence. In NPT Reports Domestic Violence: Living in Fear, we learn about the survivors, the perpetrators, and the witnesses to these criminal acts of violence.
The screening is free and open to the public, and the gallery will be open until 8 pm. For more information about NPT Reports Domestic Violence: Living in Fear, visit wnpt.org/domesticviolence/ or about the current gallery exhibit, visit vanderbilt.edu/gallery.
American, born 1949
Sarah Augusta, 26, Finally Free from Abuse, 2012
Archival pigment print, digital 35 mm
© Donna Ferrato