DeafHope, a non-profit agency working to end violence in Bay Area, has produced four public service announcements - brief video reports – to raise awareness on domestic violence, and how to stop it. Scenes for one of these four PSAs were done at Mozzeria.
Domestic violence can happen to anyone, anywhere. You may not notice the little things that people do to you in daily life that turns out to be a form of domestic violence!
When you watch this PSA, you may scratch your head and thinking that won't happen in public. No one would dare to do this in public. But it does happen at home, and behind closed doors. You don’t see what is going inside the house, and could remain ignorant. Take away the closed doors from the house, and you would be able to see everything. You would react instantly and offer help.
If this does happen in public, people would jump in right away to stop the violence. Why don't we do something when the same thing happens behind closed doors?
Domestic violence should not happen to anybody. Ever. But if this has happened to you, or you have family or friends who are experiencing it, offer them help and resources. There is a lot of helpful information available on the internet on how to get help.