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Moving On

Moving On

| 28 min

This short documentary looks at how the community of London, Ontario, has implemented a plan to address the issue of domestic violence. These efforts, spearheaded by police, lawyers, doctors, transition house staff, women's groups, and social services agencies have turned London into a rare model community. There, The London Battered Women's Advocacy Clinic and "Changing Ways," a therapy program for men who batter, contribute to the city's innovative attempt to break the cycle of violence. Moving On is part of the The Next Step, a 3-film series about the services needed by and available to battered women.

  • director
    Tina Horne
  • producer
    Gerry Rogers
    Tina Horne
  • executive producer
    Kathleen Shannon
  • cinematography
    Zoe Dirse
  • sound
    Norma Denys
  • editing
    Sidonie Kerr
  • sound editing
    Jackie Newell
  • re-recording
    Hans Peter Strobl
  • narrator
    Holly Dressel
  • music
    Judith Gruber-Stitzer


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Ages 16 to 18

Study Guide - Guide 1

Family Studies/Home Economics - Family Diversity and Challenges
Family Studies/Home Economics - Feminism
Health/Personal Development - Healthy Relationships
Health/Personal Development - Mental Health/Stress/Suicide

Brief “lesson launcher type” activity or a series of inquiry questions with a bit of context:

A documentary exploring changes to public policy and services for victims of domestic violence in the area of London, Ontario.

In this film, they explore how domestic violence affects women of a variety of socio-economic statuses. How might the stereotypes or assumptions about victims of domestic violence be detrimental to providing support for all victims?

In London, we see the Coordinating Committee on Family Violence: does this committee seem like a step in the right direction for addressing this issue? What have they done well? What needs to be improved? How are these committees progressive? Is enough being done nowadays to address violence in our society?

How does violence in the media/pop culture contribute to domestic violence issues as well as misogyny?

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