11/05/2017, 11:15 pm
In 1999, Colorado mother Jessica Gonzales experienced every parent’s worst nightmare when her three young daughters were killed after being abducted by their father in violation of a restraining order. Devastated, Gonzales filed a lawsuit against the police, claiming they did not adequately enforce her restraining order despite her repeated calls for help that night—and wound up taking her case all the way to the US Supreme Court and an international human-rights tribunal in her determination to strengthen legal rights for domestic-violence victims and ensure her daughters didn’t die in vain. Gonzales will join filmmakers Katya Maguire and April Hayes as well as Ruth Glenn, executive director of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, as they discuss the hard truths of domestic violence in the 21st century.
Denver Film Festival