Domestic abuse is one of those sensitive matters nobody likes to talk about or point in a specific direction. I won’t cry wolf because it’s not my place to do so, but I strongly believe awareness campaigns are there to serve a purpose: draw attention on sensitive but oh-so-important matters!
Keira Knightley’s Public Service Announcement for Women’s Aid gave me the goose bumps but I wanted to show it to you too, I wanted to help spread the word! (the story continues after the jump!)
The short film was directed by Joe Wright (Atonement, Pride & Prejudice) and should make us more receptive to the facts:
“[…] while domestic violence exists in every section of society, we rarely hear about it. We may not think we know someone who has experienced domestic violence, but this does not mean that it is not happening.”
“Domestic violence affects one in four women at some point in their lifetime and kills two women every week. Without the services provided by Women’s Aid, many more women could be at risk of being killed-yet without donations, the charity may not exist this time next year”