CIPA Co-Sponsored Film Screening and Policy Talkback on Child Abuse
On Tuesday, November 13, CIPA is co-sponsoring a film screening of "To Kill a Kelpie," as well as a policy talkback on child abuse with Family and Children's Service of Ithaca, the Advocacy Center, and Stop the Silence, Inc.
"To Kill a Kelpie" was originally an off-broadway play that has been performed in the United Kingdom and across the United States. The film version debuted at the International Conference on Violence, Abuse, and Trauma on September 9 and 10 (San Diego, CA).
When two grown brothers reunite, following the death of their uncle, they realize that his gruesome tales of the Kelpie (a child-devouring monster) was created to ensure their silence and cooperation during years of abuse. Still unsure whether there might be any truth in the Kelpie stories, they face one another to open painful boxes of confusion, self doubt, and shame, while endeavoring to end the silence and open their minds enough to consider what it would take "To Kill A Kelpie."
The film will be screened by the filmmaker, Matthew McVarish, who will join the policy talkback following the movie, along with Pamela Pine, a Cornell Alumna and Founder of Stop the Silence, Inc. (www.stopcsa.org).
The screening and talkback will occur at Cinemapolis, 120 East Green Street (screening from 7:00-8:00, talkback from 8:00-9:00). Tickets are free, but required to attend both events. CIPA has a block of tickets available for Fellows who would like to attend. If you would like a ticket, please e-mail Thomas O’Toole at firstname.lastname@example.org reserve a ticket. You may then stop by the CIPA Office at 294 Caldwell to pick it up.
We also have a block available for general admission, so please feel free to pass this information on to any peers/faculty you think would like to attend.
This will be a powerful event for Fellows concentrating in social policy, human rights and social justice, or those who are interested in using film as a means of facilitating political, social, and economic change.