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Domestic violence documentary to be shown at UNI

March 17, 2011

Mark Rowe-Barth, substance abuse/violence intervention services coordinator, UNI Wellness & Recreation Services, 319-273-3423,

Stacey Christensen, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728,

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- "Telling Amy’s Story," a powerful documentary on domestic violence, will be shown at 7 p.m., Monday, March 28, in Old Central Ballroom B in Maucker Union on the University of Northern Iowa campus. A question and answer session with leaders and advocates in the domestic violence awareness community will follow.

The documentary tells the story of Amy, a mother of two who was shot and killed by her husband in 2001. The film is hosted by actress and advocate Mariska Hargitay and told by detective Deirdri Fishel. It also includes comments from Amy’s parents, coworkers, law enforcement officers and court personnel about what happened to Amy prior to her death.

"Telling Amy's Story" is part of a Verizon Foundation series designed to bring the message of domestic violence prevention to college campuses across the country. The film's screening, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Center for Violence Prevention and Violence Intervention Services at UNI and Seeds of Hope.