SELF DEFENSE

LEGÍTIMA DEFESA

By Susanna LIRA

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True Story - Completed 2017

Three women who were victims of domestic violence killed their partners in order to save their own lives have now to face the judgment of justice, society and themselves.

    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • True Story, Documentary
    • Countries
    • BRAZIL
    • Languages
    • BRAZILIAN-PORTUGUESE
    • Duration
    • 78 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Susanna LIRA
    • Producer(s)
    • Mera SEMELHANCA
    • Synopsis
    • In Brazil, every two minutes about five women are beaten up and seven loose their lives through the hands of their family members, partners or former partners, on a daily basis. "Self defense" tells the story of tree women who, in a painful way, almost step into this statistic: they killed the man they loved not to die. The documentary also follows the jury trial of Mara, who after suffering sexual assault and physicalviolence from her partner, decided to end up the cycle of agression the only way she thought it was possible.