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VISIT WMM.COM FOR OUR COMPLETE CATALOG Violence Against Women 4 UK, 2017 | 82 mins | Color | Sale $395 | Rental $150 | CC | Order # L171204 WHAT DOESN’T KILL ME Domestic Violence and the Battle for Custody A film by Rachel Meyrick Every day, 5 million children in the United States either witness or are victims of domestic violence. In the current system, a judge is more likely to award child custody to the violent father if the mother tries to escape the abusive relationship. In fact, fathers win up to 70 percent of contested cases even when they’ve been found guilty of domestic or sexual violence against the mother or children. Most people are unaware of the shocking imbalance of power and how hard mothers must fight to protect their children. In this bold and provocative film, mothers, lawyers, and domestic violence experts share intimate personal stories, hard-hitting facts and frank discussions about what is wrong with the system and how to fix it. “ The film raises much-needed awareness of domestic violence and an issue many have never heard of: court licensed abuse. ” - Huffington Post