Private Violence Production Team
Executive Producer and Project Creator
Kit Gruelle is a survivor of domestic violence and has worked as a battered women’s advocate and community educator for over 25 years. She educates advocates, criminal justice professionals, healthcare providers, faith leaders, educators and other allied professionals about domestic violence. She also serves as a commissioner for North Carolina Crime Victims Compensation. She is dedicated to the production of films and other media that challenge the stereotypes and prevailing belief systems about violence against women and children and highlights the prevalence of out-of-date responses that do little to change the fundamental dynamics of domestic violence.
Gloria Steinem is an American feminist, journalist, and social and political activist who became nationally recognized as a leader of, and media spokeswoman for, the Women's Liberation Movement in the late 60s and 70s. A prominent writer and political figure, Steinem has founded many organizations and projects and has been the recipient of many awards and honors. She co-founded Ms. Magazine and was a columnist for the New York magazine in the 60s.
Cindy Waitt serves as Director of the Waitt Institute for Violence Prevention and Board member to the Kind World Foundation. Cindy serves on the National Advisory Board for the Family Violence Prevention Fund's International Center to End Violence and has been a member of the Clinton Global Initiative since 2005. Under her leadership, the Waitt Institute launched the international program "Coaching Boys Into Men" and sponsored three national male focused Ad Council campaigns.
Cynthia Hill is an independent documentary filmmaker living in Durham, NC. Hill began her production career working as an editor at GLC Productions, a post-production facility in NYC. She began producing her own films in 1997. Her credits include Tobacco Money Feeds My Family (Producer/Director/Co-Editor), The Guestworker (Producer/Director/Co-Editor), Survivor to Survivor (Project Director), February One (Co-Producer) and Grace and the New Rules (Editor). Hill’s work has appeared nationally on PBS and the Sundance Channel and featured in festivals around the globe. Hill also co-founded the Southern Documentary Fund and has lectured at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University.
Rebecca Cerese produced the documentary February One – The Story of the Greensboro Four, which tells the story of the 1960 Civil Rights Sit-ins. The film aired on national PBS to mark the 45th Anniversary of the sit-ins, and has screened at the King Center, the Smithsonian Museum of American History and the National Archives. She served as co-producer for the documentary, Durham – A Self Portrait and was director, producer and writer for the film Change Comes Knocking: The Story of the North Carolina Fund, which aired on UNC-TV in April 2010.
Private Violence Partners
The North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence, The National Center on Sexual and Domestic Violence, The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, A Call to Men, Lt. Mark Wynn (ret.), Chicana Service Action Center, Waitt Institute for Violence Prevention, Leslie Morgan Steiner, Futures Without Violence and The Southern Documentary Fund
Private Violence Supporters
The Waitt Institute for Violence Prevention, The Kind World Foundation, Joan Waitt, The Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation, Jim and Sue Bernstein, Wide Waters Foundation, Doris Buffett, Office Max, Bryant Foundation, Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, Fund for Investigative Journalism, The Sunshine Lady Foundation, The North Carolina Foundation for Rural Health, The California Endowment, Putnam Trust, The Geiger Family, B&B Foundation, Turpin Family Charitable Foundation, Alexander and Adeliade Hixon Fund, Pasadena Foundation, Benson K & Mary F. Whitney, The Fund for Investigative Journalism, The Triangle Community Foundation, and numerous individual donors.
Thanks to everyone. In Peace,