Video Resources for Spanish-Speaking Audiences
“A Survivors’ Story” is Olga Trujillo’s
powerful first hand and insightful documentary of the impact of violence
in her life. Presented in four ten-minute segments (Witnessing. Childhood.
Adolescence and Healing). This insightful documentary has proven
a powerful training tool and a lifeline for those beginning their own
journey towards survival.
Available now in DVD or VHS in English and Spanish.
Visit her website at http://www.ortsolutions.org/pages/resources.htm
to obtain more information and to order.
Dolores. Award-winning drama about domestic violence
and how it affects members of a Latino family. Demonstrates social and
cultural forces that make it difficult for Latina battered women to break
silence and seek help. (Spanish with English subtitles) (1992).
Committee for Hispanic Children and Families
140 West 22 Street, Suite 301
NY, NY 10011
A View from the Shadows: Child Sexual Abuse in the Hispanic Community.
Una Visión desde las Sombras: Abuse Sexual Infantil en la Communidad
(18 minutes, Spanish, English subtitles)
Carmen and Soledad were both sexually abused as children by family members.
Now, as adults, they share their stories.
Gabriella, a therapist with the Nashville Child Advocacy Center, talks
about tactics offenders use with victims, how abuse can be prevented,
why children don’t tell, and the healing process.
Mary, an attorney and Hispanic advocate, discusses why the Hispanic community
is hesitant to report. She emphasizes that reporting is important and
encourages viewers to learn about their local laws so they will be able
to get help for both the victim and offender.
You Have the Power
2814 12th Ave South
Nashville, TN 37204
Ph: (615) 292-7027
La Vida Mia. Video produced by Lideres Campesinas and
the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It chronicles the life
of a farm worker who is a survivor of domestic violence. (Spanish: 11
Migrant Clinicians Network
PO Box 164285
MACHO. Video documentary produced by the BBC and chronicles
the work that the Men's Group of Managua (Grupo de Hombres Contra la Violencia
de Managua (GHCV)) has been doing to combat violence against women. The
GHCV is made up of grassroots activists in Nicaragua who have been involved
in innovative community education work as well as a national media campaign
that call upon men to take responsibility for male violence and work to
end it. (Spanish with English subtitles: 26 minutes) (1999).
Men Overcoming Violence (MOVE)
San Francisco, CA
Phone: (415) 626-6683
Mujer Valorate. Domestic violence tactics and dynamics,
obstacles for leaving, and how to access help, are examined through the
experiences of battered Latina women and advocates working with them.
(Spanish: 35 minutes)
1736 Columbia Rd., NW
Washington DC 20009
Nunca Mas/Never Again. Drama which depicts a Latina
woman being abused by her husband, and the process she goes through to
get help from a battered women's program and break free from abuse. (Spanish
or English: 50 minutes).
Mujeres Latinas en Acción
1823 W.17th Street
Chicago, IL 60608
¿Por Que Lloras Juanita? (Why Are You Crying Juanita?).
Docu-drama about a Hispanic family’s struggle with domestic violence.
It depicts an assault on the victim by her husband, in front of their
3 young children. One of the children phones 9-1-1 and the police come.
The husband subsequently enrolls in a batterers’ treatment program.
KOCT-Oceanside Community Television
3038 Industry Street, Suite 101
Oceanside, CA 92054
Promesas Quebrantadas: Perspectivas Religiosas acerca de la Violencia
Doméstica (Broken Vows: Religious Perspectives on Domestic Violence).
This video is directed toward clergy, congregations, religious educators
and employees of shelters and other programs that seek to end domestic
violence. It comes with a moderator's guidebook and pamphlets for the
audience. The video is in two parts and each part is intended to be used
in a two-hour workshop. (Spanish: Part I is 37 minutes; Part II is 22
2400 N 45th Street #10
Seattle, WA 98103
The Day You Love Me. Takes us into the daily life of
policewomen and social workers in one of the Police Commissaries for Women
and Children in Nicaragua's capital city of Managua. Women of different
ages, as well as children and young adults, come there seeking help against
abusive husbands, lovers and parents. They also talk freely about their
experiences and their sometimes conflicting desires for change. The men
in their lives come to the station to respond to the charges against them
by defending themselves, justifying their actions, arguing their own grievances,
or even admitting their wrongs. (Spanish with English subtitles: 61 minutes)
Women Make Movies
462 Broadway Suite 500WS
NY, NY 10013
¡Ubícate! Haz la Diferencia. Video for
young Latinos, educators, and community leaders. It is drama based on
information, relationships, and is inspired by the reality of youth. (Spanish
and English versions: 17 minutes) (2003).
Casa de Esperanza
P.O. Box 75177
St. Paul, MN 55175
Un Nuevo Amanecer. Portrays the life of a Latina woman
and the progression of domestic violence in her everyday life (family,
friends, workplace and other systems). The video was made especially for
public education, outreach and training, and support groups. (Spanish:
Texas Council on Family Violence
PO Box 161810
Austin, Texas 78716
Vidas Golpeadas, Esperanzas Destruidas: Cuando el hombre maltrata
a la mujer (Battered Lives, Broken Trust: When Men Abuse Women). Video
has been broadcast nationally in 11 Latin American countries, along with
televised debates on the issue. The objective of the video is to increase
the visibility in society of the problem of domestic violence, bring the
consequences and magnitude of the problem into public debate, and encourage
governments to design policies and invest in programs that address this
problem. (Spanish and English versions: 21 minutes) (1997).
Inter-American Development Bank
1300 New York Avenue, N.W., Stop W-0502
Washington, D.C. 20577
Violencia Familiar (Family Violence: A Male Perspective).
Spanish video that tells the stories of four men who overcame their need
to abuse and control their partners. In powerful and compelling stories,
they talk about the effect their violence had on their children, the handful
legacy handed down from father to son that promoted their violence toward
their partners, and the effects a "macho" culture had on them.
Experts in family violence also offer their perspective on the hand of
violence, and discuss ways for abusers to change so they can live productive
and peaceful lives with their families. Includes study guide. (Spanish,
with or without English subtitles: 26 minutes) (2000).
¡Ya No Mas! Spanish-language video about emotional
and physical violence against women. Designed for use in self-help groups
and public forums, the video workshop uses dramatic reenactments and on-camera
interviews to educate and initiate discussion about the various forms
of domestic abuse suffered by millions of women. (Spanish: 28 minutes)
Stepping into Latino Realities: This training video
is an excellent tool for groups interested in learning more about communicating
and working with Latino individuals and families. Divided into eight vignettes,
the film highlights situations that service providers may encounter while
working with Latino clients and their families. Each scene provides insight
that helps viewers understand Latino cultures and prevent communication
breakdowns. With its Facilitator's Guide, Stepping Into Latino Realities
is ideal for launching group discussions.
Order at Casa de Esperanza’s online store: www.casadeesperanza.org
Details: color; English; 25 minutes. $30 plus shipping
VHS ISBN: 0-9744701-4-7; **NTSC format: only
**NTSC format is used in the USA,
Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, and most countries in South America.
PAL format may be needed in Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay.
Check your VCR requirements. PAL format requires two additional weeks
prior to shipping.
Teens Speak Out: Dating Violence is a 10 minute video created by Break the Cycle to introduce the topic of teen dating violence to youth. This teen-friendly, professional video uses the stories of young victims of abuse to help young people recognize warning signs and understand that help is available.
For more information go to www.breakthecycle.org.
To place an order, please contact Break the Cycle at 310.286.3366 or email@example.com.