In France, there is a heartbreaking reality that 173 people were killed by abusive partners in 2019. Tragically, 84% of these victims were women. As the list of femicides grows longer and more visible each week in the press and on social media, it’s important to be aware of the dangers that domestic abuse can bring.
Every person should have the right to feel safe in their own home, but sadly far too many are suppressed by an abuser instead. It’s time for society to address this issue head-on – which is why people should watch ‘No More Violence’, an eye-opening documentary from French filmmaker Nelly Quettier.
Based off stories collected from survivors, ‘No More Violence’ explores the truths and consequences of domestic violence in France today. The documentary follows the journeys of survivors as they share their tales with each other, bringing a newfound sense of hope for those still struggling against an abusive partner. In addition to gripping accounts of physical and psychological violence, viewers will be made aware about the legal ramifications implemented as prevention or protection measures.
It’s not easy viewing by any means – but it’s necessary viewing if we’re ever going to take steps towards eliminating such devastating cases across France and beyond. By watching ‘No More Violence’, we can educate ourselves on the full scope of domestic abuse while also learning how best we can help support victims who may be living out their own personal nightmare right now.