Wa-Hoo! The Sundance Institute just announced documentary film grant winners. I am beyond ecstatic to share that Private Violence won in the Production/Post-Production category:
Private Violence (U.S.A.)
Director: Cynthia Hill
Have you ever wondered, “Why doesn’t she leave?” Private Violence follows domestic violence advocate Kit Gruelle as she accompanies women on the pathway from victim to survivor.
Ms. Gruelle thanked her supporters on Facebook:
We are amazed and humbled, and over the moon. . .
Thanks to everyone who has believed in this film! We’re just about to the finish line!
Executive producer Cindy Waitt of the Waitt Institute for Violence Prevention is ecstatic:
“Private Violence” was chosen out of 772 submissions from 88 countries for a Sundance Documentary grant. We are thrilled!
Update: The Private Violence Documentary Project posted this statement on Facebook:
Bravo to directors Cynthia Hill and Kit Gruelle and to producers Gloria Steinem and Cindy Waitt as well as to the Waitt Institute for Violence Prevention! Great work! Wow!
Related Posts and Links:
Private Violence: A Media Project to End Violence Against Women in America [documentary film]
“Let’s Not Forget Teen Dating Violence as We Talk About Bullying” by Cindy Waitt, executive producer of Bully and Private Violence.