Self Offense: Movie Review


This short film tackles a serious issue in a straight-to-the-point manner. Shedding light on domestic violence and abuse, the film is a gateway to conversation. Too many have suffered, and still do, by an attacker and/or abuser.

Self Offense shows four different stories and the path they take to free themselves, using self-offense (the act of attacking) vs self-defense (the act of defending). Scenes teaching the women instruction are powerful, teachable moments, that are shown at the films end.

Bravo! To the cast and crew for making this film, despite budget constraints.


Self Offense is the journey of four women victimized by abuse and violence. Their individual stories are woven together through the self defense course where they randomly meet and gain tools necessary to break the cycle of abuse that has paralyzed them from moving forward. Shot as a suspense film, engaging a broader audience, the message is important and has the power to create dialogue about the issue of violence against women.

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Posted on May 2, 2014, in Film Festival News, K*Chele Magazine, Movie Review, Reviews and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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