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Friday, September 23 • 11:33am - 11:53am
Hidden Truth

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Filmed by the first group of women filmmakers in rural Zambia, "Hidden Truth"provides insight into a world that is rarely exposed â€" the lives of the women and children who are survivors of domestic violence. Long silent for fear of persecution and retaliation, five survivors of domestic violence in Samfya, a remote region of Northern Zambia, summon the courage to release the burden of their secrets and speak out on one of the most urgent problems faced by their community and millions of others around the world â€" on film. Among the voices captured are Leah - trapped in an abusive relationship by economic dependence - and her younger dependent brother, Danny, a regular witness to his sister's abuse. Likewise, trapped by fear, a survivor of domestic violence named Sharon conceals her identity during her first interview. One year later, the filmmakers revisit her, and it is clear that she has been profoundly impacted by the experience of sharing her story. This time, Sharon confidently speaks on film about her new independence, her plans for the future and her dedication to helping other victims of gender-based violence. Challenging taboos by breaking the silence around gender-based violence, "Hidden Truth"is opening up unprecedented dialogue in the communities in which it is screened. In a country where more than half of women over the age of 15 have suffered physical abuse, "Hidden Truth"serves as a profound reminder of the independent media's power to bear witness and reveal truth.

Friday September 23, 2011 11:33am - 11:53am
2 A - Millennia Atlantic University 10395 NW 41 Street, Doral, FL 33178

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