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Breaking the Silence: Children's Stories (2005)

The documentary, titled "Breaking the Silence: Children's Stories," deals with the effect of domestic violence on children. It follows a documentary filmed in 2001, "Breaking the Silence: ... See full summary »

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The documentary, titled "Breaking the Silence: Children's Stories," deals with the effect of domestic violence on children. It follows a documentary filmed in 2001, "Breaking the Silence: Journeys of Hope," which documented the journeys of abused women from victim to survivor. This new program seeks to raise public awareness about the young victims of parental abuse and to encourage reforms that will protect these endangered children. An integral part of these children's stories is their experience with the legal system. Coverage of violence-related custody hearings help the viewer understand the process by which the court determines what is in the best interest of the child. Written by Dominique Lasseur

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20 October 2005 (USA)  »

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$600,000 (estimated)
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Political hatchet job
7 December 2005 | by See all my reviews

Nothing like seeing a blatantly politicized and inaccurate film presented in "documentary" form... the worst since Farenheit 9/11. I like the comments from CPB and PBS ombudsmen following an investigation into its airing on PBS, an allegedly non-partisan public channel: Using the words "slanted" and "no hint of balance," in the report, CPB Ombudsman Ken A. Bode concluded, "The producers apparently do not subscribe to the idea that an argument can be made more convincing by giving the other side a fair presentation." Bode wondered whether PBS had been used as "the launching pad for a very partisan effort to drive public policy and law." If so, the documentary violates PBS' mission statement to be non-partisan and "provide multiple viewpoints." PBS's own internal ombudsman offered a separate analysis, "I thought this particular program had almost no balance…turning it…into more of an advocacy, or point-of-view, presentation." Avoid.


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