Award-Winning Documentary No Way Out But One Screening Feb 5

Award-Winning Documentary No Way Out But One Screening Feb 5

Garland Waller's Award-Winning Documentary No Way Out But One Screening Feb 5

Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 7:30pm

Unfortunately domestic violence and abuse are ever-present problems, but what’s even more disturbing is that even when law enforcement and courts get involved, justice and safety can be hard to come by for the victims. It’s surprisingly common for custody to be awarded to known abusers and even pedophiles. Some mothers, faced with the prospect of sending their children into the care of the abuser, have taken justice into their own hands instead.
Genevieve Kelly, who disappeared with her daughter ten years ago under such circumstances, recently returned to face charges in New Hampshire: http://www.people.com/article/fugitive-mom-genevieve-kelly-released-on-bail
The award-winning documentary No Way Out But One, by Garland Waller, www.nowayoutbutone.com tells the story of Holly-Ann Collins who fled the US with her children when full custody was awarded to the man who was abusing all of them. Ironically, she was granted asylum in The Netherlands and raised her children to adulthood there. Holly and her children were able to move on with their lives, but the difficult issues surrounding domestic violence remain: issues around how courts decide custody in cases involving abuse, poverty, family homelessness, and emotional issues for mother and children. Huffington Post calls the documentary “Advocacy journalism at its best.” http://www.huffingtonpost.com/nancy-doyle-palmer-/documentary-filmmaking...
Families First www.families-first.org and The Second Step www.thesecondstep.org— two organizations which work in partnership to support families leaving domestic violence situations—are sponsoring a screening of the No Way Out But One. The film will be followed by a panel discussion with director Garland Waller and experts from Families First and The Second Step: attorney Isabelle Thacker, developmental psychologist Dr. Maureen O’Brien. Liz Cohen and Sarah Perry —Executive Directors of Families First and The Second Step, respectively—will introduce the film.
No Way Out But One Screening & Panel Discussion
February 5, 2015
7:00 pm-9:30 pm
Doors open at 6:30 pm
West Newton Cinema
1296 Washington Street West Newton, MA 02465

The suggested ticket price is $10
Register online: http://www.familiesfirstblog.org/film-screening-event/
Press members may attend as our guests.

For more information, please contact:
Rebekah McKinney, Families First Director of Development & Communications
rmckinney@families-first.org
617.868.7687 x23

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