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Call Me Dad

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Sophie Wiesner / Australia / 2015 / 81 minutes / English / Documentary

Call Me Dad is an important documentary which opens up the conversation about men’s violence and abusive behaviour.” – Libby Davies, Chief Executive of White Ribbon Australia.

 

Adopting the viewpoint that violence only creates victims, Sophie Wiesner’s documentary Call Me Dad looks at domestic abuse and family violence from another perspective, that of the fathers and husbands who commit the crimes. By sitting in on a public program aimed at curbing violent behavioural patterns, Wiesner bravely presents these men’s struggles with anger and rage, as they attempt to reconcile their actions through therapy. A complicated response to a complicated issue, Call Me Dad is provocative and challenging, unafraid to have the hard conversations that are necessary for change.

 

This film has been exempt from classification and is restricted to people over 18 years.

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Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI)
Melbourne

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This event is screened with open captions.

 

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Sydney Travelling Film Festival, Wagga 2016

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