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Screen Justice Film Series: Abused
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11/20/2008
When: 11/20/2008
5:45 - 8:00 PM
Where: University of the District of Columbia
4200 Connecticut Ave. NW
Studio, B Level, Building 38
Washington, District of Columbia  20008
Contact: D. Evans-Pritchard

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Screen Justice Film Series presents

Abused

This documentary follows the incredible struggle and dramatic results of Susan Greenberg who eighteen years after pleading guilty to first degree murder, got a second chance. After serving 19 years in prison, she was one of the first women to test a law that allows convicted women to request a release based on evidence of "Battered Woman Syndrome." Abused is an emotional roller coaster that documents the legal system as it wrestles with how to treat women who kill abusive men. (2007, 46 mins., directed by Chuck Braverman)

Followed by Q&A via teleconferencing with renowned director Chuck Braverman and in person with Elizabeth Liu, a Staff Attorney at the Domestic Violence Legal Empowerment & Appeals Project. Prior to joining DV LEAP, Ms. Liu was a Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellow at Georgetown University Law Center’s Domestic Violence Clinic where she supervised law students litigating civil protection order cases and co-taught the Clinic seminar.
 

SCREEN JUSTICE: Giving Voice to Smart Socially-Conscious Films

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