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November 2022 Film Festival: Family Violence/Abuse Prevention Month

November is Family Violence/Abuse Prevention Month. Every week this Nov, MAWS invites you to a free, virtual screening of films that spotlight the devastating effects of gender-based violence, colonization & intergenerational trauma, as well as how to provide trauma-informed support for survivors. Each film will be followed by a short Q&A/discussion.

There is no registration for this event. Follow this link to join the film screening: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/85006202834

Contact Amber at if you have any questions about the Film Fest.


Nov 4, 2022, Fri, 12-1:30 p.m. CST:
The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open

Nov 10, 2022, Thu, 12-1:30 p.m. CST:
Home Fire – Ending the Cycle of Family Violence
This River
Performance by Kristen McKay, an Alternative Indi artist located out of Winnipeg, MB

Nov 18, 2022, Fri, 12-1:30 p.m. CST:
Because We Are Girls

Nov 25, 2022, Fri, 12-1:30 p.m. CST:
Dr. Gabor Maté’s “The Wisdom of Trauma

As part of our commitment to trauma-informed practice, we will have a mental health counsellor available to speak to those who need support during the film screenings.


Link to join the film fest screening: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/85006202834