There will be a screening of Love You To Death: A Year of Domestic Violence, a documentary which sheds light the continuing violence experienced by women in the UK.
Domestic violence will affect 1 in 4 women in the UK in their lifetime. On average, two women in England and Wales are killed every week by a current or former male partner. The film tells the untold human stories behind these statistics. The documentary will be followed by a Q+A with the acclaimed director Vanessa Engle.
Before the film, guests will be encouraged to write a Note of Love, to be shared with women who have experienced sexual violence. There will also be cards, zines, and art for sale, with proceeds all going towards LAWA and Sistah Space, two charities who work to support survivors of domestic violence in London. LAWA is the only refuge provider in the UK and Europe for Latin American, Black and minority ethnic women and children experiencing, or recovering from, domestic violence. Sistah Space is a service offering specialist support for African heritage women & girls affected by domestic or sexual violence/abuse/FGM.
Doors Open: 7pm
This event is organised by The People’s Film Club, a group which unites powerful documentaries with the speakers and activists who understand those issues best.