More than 90 percent of women who are murdered in Minnesota are murdered by their significant other or their former partner. This stat is alarming. When you look beyond the numbers you realize the complex impact it has on surviving victims especially children. In comparison, men who are murdered, 90 percent of the time, they’re murdered by a stranger.
Each year the National Battered Women’s Coalition compiles the femicide report detailing the tragic stories of so many women across the country. Our local chapter in Minnesota supports the creation of a visual representation of their annual report. As the producer of this project I am in the very early stages of creating a documentary through the eyes of victims who have been impacted by femicide.
Even though we are in the early stages I wanted to share this project publicly so that I can begin to build awareness and gain support on this topic.
Additionally, as a newly independent journalist it is a small victory for me to be selected 6 out of 30 applicants into the Doc U program at SPNN to work on this project.
I look forward to keeping you updated on my developments with this project and will definitely share any public viewings we have for it.