Contact us at 508-284-9688. A few free VHS copies for schools and domestic violence organizations are still available while supplies last courtesy of a Boston Foundation trust.
Sisters, Mothers, Daughters is a half hour documentary that commemorates the lives of two women and one teenager murdered by their husbands or boyfriends. Currently in use by law enforcement agencies, domestic violence agencies, high schools, universities and several branches of the US military, the documentary provides compelling support to break the silence wherever and however abuse occurs.
The Boston Globe's Ann Driscoll writes, "Sisters, Mothers, Daughters is...a compelling, powerful and poignant video on domestic violence."
"A must see for domestic violence workers, law enforcement officials and youth dealing with dating violence. My seasoned, professional staff were riveted..." Margo Casey, former Executive, Help for Abused Women and their Children.
Sisters, Mothers, Daughters Domestic Violence Video
"They say that killers don't see their victims as people like themselves; they see an object, a thing, something less than human. Here conversations with sisters, parents, children....bring the 'humanity' back to these tragically lost lives. I still found it riveting and unbearably sad."
Recommended: E.Druda, Video Librarian.
"this is not a sad film...it's a tribute to three young women...filled with funny and touching stories about family life." Tom Dalton, The Salem Evening News.
Work by Producer Dale Orlando,can be seen at www.DaleOrlando.net. With her advanced degree in Community Psychology, Dale and a small group of concerned professionals founded HAWC, Help for Abused Women and Children in 1978. In addition to fine arts paintings, she produces video for cable, broadcast TV and the web. An accomplished producer, writer and editor, Dale is now working on true crime graphic novels. Part of her sustained social battle for the dignity of women has focused upon domestic violence.
To capture the intimate portraits seen in Sister, Mothers, Daughters, the families of women who were killed in Massachusetts and New Hampshire were contacted through recommendations from Help for Abused Women and their Children (HAWC) and the Domestic Violence Programs of the Massachusetts and New Hampshire District Attorneys' offices. We are grateful for their help.
When asked to describe the lives of family members killed in just a few words, they said...
In order to build trust and to assist family members to share their innermost thoughts, Dale worked without a crew in the familiarity of family kitchens and living rooms. She stopped filming frequently for tears, theirs and her own.
Sisters, Mothers, Daughters is now available here.
A special thanks to Pedro, Sean and Dave at Lynn Community Television for helping to make this available in a digital format.
This piece was produced as a fund raiser to assist Help for Abused Women and Children (HAWC) to serve the 23 cities and towns of the North Shore of Boston.