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Victims of family violence -- Fiction

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Notes of Happiness, 2021

Identifier: cw_2021spring_fitzgerald_megan.pdf
Overview "Notes of Happiness' is the workings of a novel. Within the novel, the year is 2022, and our young seventeen-year-old protagonist named August is looking back at her life in 2020 when coronavirus changed the world and herself entirely. Forced to move from Florida with her recently divorced mother Rachel to Massachusetts, August and Alice, August's younger sister, find themselves in an emotionally and physically abusive home. Tensions rise further while stuck at home, and August is determined...
Dates: 2021

Vade, 2021

Identifier: vma_2021summer_shaw_susan.pdf
Overview "Vāde. subverts common assumptions of abuse often found in social and media representations of families in film, providing a unique filmic viewing and emotional journey through sound and cinematic visual implications. Adapted from the short story Oveja Negra, by Jesus Hernandez, and primary source interviews conducted (with him) by Susan Shamime Shaw), Vāde. explores themes and ideas of horror, implied violence representation techniques and ethically adapting a primary source. Vāde....
Dates: 2021

Walls, 2021

Identifier: vma_2021spring_pascale_rochelle.pdf

"Walls is a coming-of-age short film that follows a little girl into the suffocating, traumatic, and desperate situation of domestic abuse. While the film delves into the world of fantasy through television and drawing; at its core it is not a store of fantasy. The underlying themes of escapism emphasize the inability to escape in such a world. Even the fantasies are tainted and infused with sorrow. The only true escape is that of withdrawal through one's own mind." -- Abstract

Dates: 2021