Teenage domestic violence and truth

Posted by: Newswalle

Alone in her room getting ready for a night is 19 years old, Ashley Jones on top and tries to pretend to damage purple marks his back is not there. The hematoma is just one of the many hidden injuries inflicted by her long-term boyfriend Reece, the father of her child.

This moment is killed in the upcoming drama of domestic violence for BBC3 my boyfriend horrible. The 60-minute film is based on extensive interviews with friends and the royal family of the victim (names have been changed on request), the story of how the lively girl, say good-hearted love-based, had one son and four short years later, he was put to death on the floor of her bedroom by a man who hit her claims to love.

On the way, the film deals with some of the myths and stereotypes of victims of domestic violence in the area. "It was very important to us that we have shown that Ashley came out with her friends, she enjoyed life, she had a job," says director Paul Andrew Williams. "It's just too easy to portray the victims of domestic violence than cower in their houses, but the reality is more complicated. Many victims seem to live a happy and fulfilling life, but it's a completely different story behind closed doors."

There were other dramas that domestic violence – especially in 2002 is falling apart, 2005, beating and the second series of criminal justice in 2009 – but what distinguishes murdered my friend, is its truth ("that is not based on a true story , this is a true story, "says executive producer Darren Kemp) and the youth of the protagonists. Ashley is 17 years old when she met Reece, which is only a few years older.

The focus on youth, because domestic violence is a growing problem in this age group: a Home Office Statistical Bulletin 2011 stated that the age group most at risk young women between 16 and 24 women, while a report in 2009 for the AVA project (counter violence and abuse), which works to end violence against women and girls, suggested that young people are particularly vulnerable to abusive relationships. He writes his lack of awareness of domestic violence, among other things, "the lack of experience in building healthy relationships." The peer group norms could also do it, "difficult for them to judge the behavior of the partner for insulting."

The drama was partially funded by the BBC Learning and selected scenes shown in schools, in an attempt to provoke more debate. "I really hope to see young people and talk about him," says the writer Regina Moriarty. "I want the various gradations of abuse are dealt with. If something is abuse, what should you do These are difficult questions, but just talking about it is the astarting point".

For my friend in BBC3 is murdered on Special Monday 21:00 clock.