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A Love That Kills

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A Love That Kills is a powerful documentary that tells the tragic story of Monica, a nineteen-year-old woman who was murdered by her former boyfriend. Monica's mother speaks passionately throughout the video, bravely telling viewers about her daughter's life and tragic death. She describes the helplessness she felt watching the emotional and economic abuse. She later discovered that physical battering was also part of the violence that Monica endured. In a parallel conversation, young people list the symptoms of partner abuse from male and female points of view. A Love That Kills helps to identify the warning signs of partner abuse, especially in young people, and the damage it causes emotionally and physically. It will help generate discussion and action and is appropriate for use in Health, Guidance, Family Law or Social Studies classes.

1999, 19 min 35 s

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Silver CINDY Award - Category: Guidance, Values, Career Information
Itinerant - International CINDY Competition
September 1 2001, Spring Valley - USA

Freddie Award - Category: Adolescent Health
International Health and Medical Media Awards ( Freddie )
November 11 2000, Rolling Hill Estates - USA

First Place Award - Category: Teenage Pregnancy and Sexuality
Itinerant - National Council on Family Relations
November 8 to 13 2000, Minneapolis - USA

Honorable Mention - Category: Education and Information
International Film and Video Festival
October 25 to 27 2000, Columbus - USA

Award for Best Screenwriting for a Documentary (Sharon Gibbon)
Leo Awards
May 6 to 13 2000, Vancouver - Canada