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SHORT DOCUMENTARY

Five Louisiana women -- outraged over husbands shooting their wives -- set out to strengthen domestic violence laws, including a controversial proposal to restrict the gun rights of domestic abusers. In Louisiana, this was considered lunacy. Not the part about armed abusers. The part about wanting to disarm them. This is the story of what happens when women, armed with passion, pluck and political savvy, wake up and refuse to take no for an answer.

FIVE AWAKE won the Best Louisiana Feature award at the New Orleans Film Festival and the Best Documentary Short at the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Award.

The filmmakers will attend the film screening.
Susan Willis and Donna Dees
Susan Willis and Donna Dees
2017
36 Minutes
U.S.A. (Louisiana)
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1/29/17 1:05pm at Acadiana Center for the Arts (AcA)
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