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MIPTV Picks ’16: Hitting Home

In this two-parter, Australian journalist and Four Corners presenter Sarah Ferguson dives deep into the domestic violence problem in Australia.
March 15, 2016


Partners: In Films for Australian Broadcasting Corporation; distributed by ABC Commercial
Length: 2 x 55 minutes
Aired: November 2015 (ABC)
Rights available: Worldwide

In 2015, domestic violence once again came to the forefront of media scrutiny through several high-profile cases of abusive behavior making their way to the headlines. But even under the glare of the spotlight, many still have little to no understanding of the underlying issues behind the statistics. In this two-parter, Australian journalist and Four Corners presenter Sarah Ferguson dives deep into the domestic violence problem in Australia, accompanying police investigating cases, living in a women’s shelter and having rare access to doctors, prisons, courts and of course, those who have been living under the threat of domestic violence and are taking the steps to change their lives.

About The Author
Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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