As a society we are struggling to find ways to stop family violence. The filmmakers of a new documentary, Call Me Dad, are forging alliances with partners to create a powerful social impact campaign around the issue.
The filmmakers would like to engage with the legal community to facilitate screenings of the film. They are developing a suite of materials to support both community and professional screenings, particularly for those who deal directly with family violence, such as lawyers, police and staff at the family courts. The aim of the film, and these materials, is to enhance professional understanding of domestic violence.
About the film
Set to screen on the ABC later this year, Call Me Dad is a story about men who have perpetrated, or are at risk of perpetrating, family violence. At stake is the safety of children and partners, the stability of families, and the power we as a society have to intervene. These men struggle to maintain intimate relationships without resorting to abuse, physical or otherwise. The film follows these men over their journey through a Men’s Behaviour Change Program as they attempt to take responsibility for their violence, change themselves – and perhaps heal fragile bonds with their loved ones.
Director/Writer Sophie Wiesner says she really wants the film to reach the legal community. “Hosting a public screening can provide a great platform to have an informed and constructive discussion around family violence and the importance of men stepping up to create a safer and fairer society.”
The filmmakers have created additional training materials for screenings to enhance professional understanding of domestic violence. For more information and/or to arrange a screening please contact impact producer, Teri Calder via [email protected].
You can also find out more by visiting the film’s website www.callmedadfilm.com or its Facebook page.