Love You To Death

Documentary tells story of 86 British women slain in a year by their male partners

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A documentary about violence against women that aired in Britain last night has drawn a strong response on social media. Love You To Death: A Year of Domestic Violence, on BBC2, told the stories of all 86 women who died at the hands of a male partner or ex-partner in Britain from January 1 to December 31, 2013. That is a rate of about one every four days.

Documentary maker Vanessa Engle’s film has been called a “monument” and credited with restoring dignity to the victims it memorializes. In addition to the powerful visual effect of arranging the photograph, each victim and the circumstances of her death were read out by Engle’s interviewees — all ordinary people, no experts. In addition, seven stories were told in detail — interviewing family, children, neighbors and friends.

Viewers agreed that, although the film was terribly difficult to watch — particularly the effect on the children of victims — it was extremely worthwhile.

Read the full story at The Telegraph.

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