Rule Of Thumb
1983, 22:00 minutes, colour, English
Rule of Thumb is a documentary of 9 individuals - eight women who experienced verbal and/or physical abuse, and one man, a batterer. There is no narration, no commentary. These people speak for themselves, describing numerous aspects of this serious social issue. They are all extremely articulate, making their stories often difficult and painful to listen to.
The main concern of the documentary is not simply to confront the issue of wife abuse but also to dispell the myths surrounding it. The women who speak in the documentary represent a wide spectrum of class, religion, education and ethnic background. The batterer is not representative of all batterers but rather displays several shared characteristics of abusive men.
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