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Film Review: “And So I Stayed”  

Author:  Maya Galicia-Canto.

Source: Volume 27, Number 03, February/March 2022 , pp.35-37(3)

Domestic Violence Report

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This article reviews the documentary film, “And So I Stayed,” which follows the lives of three domestic violence survivors— Nicole Addimando, Tanisha Davis, and Kim Dadou Brown—all three of whom were prosecuted for murder after killing their abusive partners in self-defense. The documentary also features a fourth story, of the Domestic Violence Survivors Justice Act (DVSJA), New York litigation that would allow “judges [to] consider domestic violence survivors’ abuse when determining appropriate sentences for those who commit offenses.” Maya Galicia-Canto, a family lawyer, analyzes and comments on the film, interviews its directors, and reviews the status of the law in this area.

Keywords: “And So I Stayed”; Domestic Violence Survivors Justice Act (DVSJA)

Affiliations:  1: Attorney at Law.

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