Both Grew Up With Domestic Violence. But Each Chose A Different Life.

 

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Both men saw their mothers beaten, knocked down.

One took a stand.

A lawyer is interviewed for his contributions to society, taking on domestic violence cases for free.

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He had a similar childhood to his father’s. Both grew up in families in poverty, in a slum.

Both had alcoholic fathers.

They watched and learnt.

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In the lawyer’s flashback of his childhood, he plays out a scenario where he hears his mom cry out plaintively, “They’ve learnt that they can become men by hitting their wives.”

He learnt and saw enough to know what choices he would make.

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Viewer discretion: Trigger warning. Contains depictions of violence and coarse language.

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