I work at an organization that provides assistance for people who are victims of domestic violence. Every day, there are tons of women, children, and even men who are affected by domestic violence. We make it possible for these people to get back on their feet and get away from their troubles. The organization put me in charge of creating a media campaign to spread the word about the organization. I contacted Big 3 Media for help in the production of a powerful video that would show people the kinds of things that domestic violence victims go through.
The video shows a husband and wife getting into an argument, with their children listening in another room. The argument grows beyond a verbal state and the man starts hitting the woman. The children wince at eat hit and start crying. They run into the room where their parents are and yell at the man to stop hitting the wife. The man looks at the children and stops, and then sits at a table with his hands over his eyes and starts crying. The children go to their mother to make sure that she is fine. Her nose is bleeding and the video fades to black, with a message saying “Stop domestic violence”.
Although the contents of the video are pretty grim, it is a harsh reality that many people experience, and the only way to make sure that people don’t just gloss over it is by showing them the painful situation. My hope for the video is that people who are experiencing this situation won’t be afraid to come forward for help. I also hope that anyone who is being abusive to someone else will realize what they are doing is wrong and stop it while they still have the chance to walk away.