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'Til Death Do Us Part

Takes the viewer on a journey with incarcerated battered women, as they relate their stories from first falling in love, through the abuse by their spouses, the murder, trial, parole process, and finally, for one woman, freedom. It is thought in our society that a woman can leave an abusive relationship at any time. However, the women in this film prove the contrary. They were under the age of 24, isolated from their families and had virtuallly no money. They all reached a point where there was a final beating in which the survival instinct prevailed. In these final moments, they snapped and killed. Produced and directed by Vita Lusty. Special features: Director's film notes ; short film "Cops to courts: saving our women" ; short film "Bybee" ; live performance video of Faith Nolan. c2008. 92 min.