Home Truth

Home Truth

Director: Katia Maguire, April Hayes

Screening time: 11.04.2018. 16:30

Screening location: Kino Tuškanac

Runtime: 72 min

Awards: Human Rights Watch Film Festival, Raindance Film Festival 2017, Fairhope Film Festival, omahafilmfestival2018, 11th Film Festival for Women's rights, Omaha film Festival, DENVER FILM FESTIVAL, HEARTLAND FILM FESTIVAL,

Synopsis:

In 1999, Colorado mother Jessica Gonzales experiences every parent’s worst nightmare
when her three young daughters are killed after being abducted by their father in violation of
a domestic violence restraining order. Devastated, Jessica files a lawsuit against the police,
claiming they did not adequately enforce her restraining order despite her repeated calls for
help that night. Determined to make sure her daughters did not die in vain, Jessica pursues
her case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court and an international human rights tribunal,
seeking to strengthen legal rights for domestic violence victims. Meanwhile, her relationship
with her one-surviving child, her son Jessie, suffers, as he struggles with the tragedy in his
own way. Filmed over the course of nine years, HOME TRUTH chronicles one family’s
pursuit of justice, shedding light on how our society responds to domestic violence and how
the trauma from domestic violence tragedies can linger throughout generations.

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