Board Member Regina Ress recommends this excellent short Film “Domestic Violence on the Rez” produced by Nathan Rice featuring Radmilla Cody and Geraldine Laughter. Radmilla Cody is an award winning traditional Navajo recording artist who is a domestic violence survivor. Ms. Laughter heads a shelter on the Navajo reservation. Beautifully filmed it points out the grave problem of domestic violence on the reservation.
Board Member Lindarose Berkley has written an excellent description of Healing Voices – Personal Stories which we will be using in our PR.
“Healing Voices-Personal Stories is a nonprofit organization, established in 2010, to produce films of the stories about women who are in recovery from abusive relationships.
This organization quickly developed a support group of people willing to tell their stories, make donations and spread the word. The vision is to encourage women to come forward, share their stories and motivate others to know that their entrapment and stories are neither shameful nor uncommon. Ultimately, these are stories of strength and courage, meant to let others know that there is a way out, a way to grow and a way to succeed.
Abusive behavior in relationships, whether verbal, physical and/or sexual, crosses all cultural, religious and class lines. Women need to know that they are not alone and can learn from and be a benefit to others who have experienced similar trauma.”