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The Framingham Eight [electronic resource]

ABC News Productions
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Out of the bedroom and into the headlines went the stories told by eight battered women who fought back from domestic abuse and ended up in prison. Claiming their actions were in self-defense, the "Framingham Eight" challenged the system for a chance at a new life. This ABC News program asks Did the abuse they suffered in any way justify what they did? And did any of the women deserve a second chance?
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45 min.
12 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on August 10, 2013.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Related Title
ABC evening news (Television program)
  • Police Response to Domestic Violence (2:23)
  • Woman Terrorized by Husband (2:17)
  • Death Threat (1:42)
  • Arranged Death (2:17)
  • Trial for Battered Woman (2:39)
  • Stabbing Death (2:30)
  • Battered Women Support Women (2:44)
  • Battered Women: Strength in Numbers (3:04)
  • Battered Women in the News (3:19)
  • Chance to Be Heard (3:38)
  • Recommendations to Governor (1:50)
  • New Laws in Massachusetts (4:16)
  • Laws on Domestic Violence (4:00)
  • Hate Crimes against Women (2:30)
  • Framingham Eight on Legal Protection (3:59)
  • Credits: The Framingham Eight (0:07)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2013], c1994.
Recording Info
Broadcast date: July 20, 1994.
Publisher no.
54310 Films Media Group
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Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
1 streaming video file (45 min.) : sd., col.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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