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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
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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