I sweat strength. Even my tears are strong.
Based on an original, live Theater of Witness production (2003), this video breaks the silence that often shrouds domestic abuse. It does so by weaving the stories of eight performers, who come from different countries, cultures and backgrounds but share the common experience of having been victims, perpetrators or witnesses of domestic abuse, into a collective cry for understanding, action and healing.The film serves as a powerful catalyst for dialogue about abuse, violence, trauma, survival, resiliency, recovery, and individual/collective responsibility.The production was designed to educate communities about domestic violence and underscore the reality that there is hope for healing and transformation.
Artistic Direction: Teya Sepinuck. Music: Niyonu Spann, Greg Scott and Marcella Woodridge.