Multi-city release of The Hotline’s new short film: The Call, Presented by The Allstate Foundation

The victimization of survivors and the abuse they experience is often used to sensationalize the issue of domestic violence. To change the narrative and put the focus on the bravery, resilience, and strength of survivors, The Hotline recently created a short film, The Call.

After premiering it at our 25th Anniversary commemoration event in Washington, D.C. in September, we are excited to bring this film to audiences across the country in person and online. We are planning events in Austin, Denver, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York City. The program will also include animated videos created by Hello Sunshine, The Allstate Foundation, and Vox, and a moderated panel discussion. At least one of these events will be livestreamed.

Screening Location Details to Come

We hope this film will help shift the national discourse of domestic violence, especially in media and entertainment. Heather Jernigan, Executive Producer at Castleview Productions commented: "The Hotline does incredible work helping survivors regain their lives by providing tools needed to nurture their strength. We're privileged to have produced, directed, and edited this short film which we hope will continue changing the narrative around domestic violence by supporting survivors and the projects to help them thrive."

We hope you can join us!