Producer Dan Collison documents a week in the life of "Anna," a battered woman in Chicago. The documentary begins three
days after Anna's estranged husband has threatened to kill her and their baby at gunpoint. Anna keeps an audio journal of her
attempt to have her husband, who she says beat her repeatedly before they separated, arrested. She tells of her frustration with
the police and legal system and of her attempt to live a "normal life."
|Fear on the Inside: Diary of Domestic Violence|
Fear on the Inside: Diary of Domestic Violence is a soundprint classic produced by Dan Collison. The editor was Gary Covino. This program was originally produced in collaboration with the WBEZ series Facing Violence:Chicago Matters and as part of the SOUNDPRINT series, the People Next Door. Thanks to Vicki Coffee of the Chicago Abused Women Coalition, and Beth Shultz, coordinator of the Cook County Hospital and Crisis Intervention Center.
National Organization for Women
NOW organizes many anti-violence campaigns and demonstrations throughout the
country and provides information on violence against women.
National Domestic Violence Hotline
For local referrals or confidential counseling, please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE
(7233) or 1-800-787-3224 (TDD). For emergencies, please call your local police at 911.
U.S. Department of Justice -- Violence Against Women Office
The Department of Justice's Violence Against Women
Office leads a comprehensive national effort to combine tough new federal laws with assistance to states and localities
to fight domestic violence and other crimes against women.
The largest provider of shelter and services for women victims of violence and their families in the United
States, more than 650,000 people come to the YWCA each year for assistance and support to overcome violence.
Convicted Survivors: The Imprisonment of Battered Women Who Kill
by: Elizabeth Dermody 2002
Read about the experiences of women imprisoned for killing their male abusers and how they were treated by the criminal justice system.