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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (streaming video file) (161 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
  • Publisher: [San Francisco, California, USA] : Frederick Wiseman (Zipporah), 2002.

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Title from title frames.
In Process Record.
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Originally produced by Frederick Wiseman (Zipporah) in 2002.
Summary, etc.:
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE 2 takes place in the arraignment, misdemeanor, and injunction courts in Hillsborough County, Tampa, Florida. The courts deal with issues such as bail bonds, release pending trial, the specific context of injunctions regulating time and place of parental visits, restraining orders, contact with children, support payments, and the court's decision about fault and punishment. The judges and lawyers ask questions which elicit the stories of couples' relationships and the specific form of violence between them.. "DOMESTIC VIOLENCE 2 takes place in a series of Tampa courtrooms, where judges try to devise instant and, they hope, permanent solutions to problems that have often been generations in the making." ́ David Edelstein, The New York Times. "DOMESTIC VIOLENCE 2 focuses mainly on the legal side of the issue. The judges are forced to make life-changing decisions about relationships in a matter of minutes. It́s a relentless exploration of a problem that seems horrifically common." ́ James Heflin, The Valley Advocate
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Language Note:
In English
Subject: Criminal justice, Administration of.
Genre: North American Studies
Documentary films.

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