'Call Me Dad' screening
Published on 15 June 2017
‘CALL ME DAD’ SCREENING
Gannawarra Shire Council is working with Southern Mallee Primary Care Partnership, Sunraysia Community Health Services and other local agencies to host a screening in Cohuna of the film ‘Call Me Dad’.
The screening is designed to raise awareness of the impact of family violence across the Gannawarra Shire and to encourage a whole of community approach to changing attitudes that lead to violent behaviours, particularly against women and children.
Mayor Brian Gibson will provide the opening address at the screening and encourages everyone in the community to come along.
“The film follows a group of men who have been violent as they work towards changing their attitudes and behaviours,” said Mayor Gibson. “It is such a great honour and privilege to be a ‘Dad’ and I am sure the film will be thought provoking and open up a conversation within the community about what we can all do to prevent family violence at a local level.”
The screening will take place on Wednesday 5 July, 2017 at the Cohuna Bowls Club followed by a question and answer session facilitated by local services. Doors open at 6pm for a 6:30pm start with light refreshments provided.
Bookings via https://tinyurl.com/y8h9xjbv or to Eden Templeton at the Southern Mallee Primary Care Partnership on 5033 0902 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gannawarra Shire Council is working in partnership with Northern District Community Health, Kerang District Health, Cohuna District Hospital, Mallee District Aboriginal Service, Victoria Police and the Southern Mallee Primary Care Partnership to address family violence across the Gannawarra Shire. The ‘Call Me Dad’ screening is also being supported by Sunraysia Community Health Services and Mallee Family Care.
The screening is being funded by the Southern Mallee Primary Care Partnership and Sunraysia Community Health Services. The trailer for the film can be viewed at http://callmedadfilm.com/
If you or someone you know is impacted by sexual assault, domestic or family violence, call 1800RESPECT on 1800 737 732 or Mallee Domestic Violence Service on 5033 1899.
For more information please contact Council on 5450 9333 or visit council’s website
Date: 15 June 2017
Media contact: Katrina Thorne T. 03 5450 9333 M. 0409 616 627