AVAILABLE NOW ON DIGITAL DOWNLOAD & DVD FROM WEDNESDAY 6 JULY 2016.
‘Sarah Ferguson delivers one of the great TV reports of our time. Our society will be better for this…gut-wrenchingly brilliant.’ Mike Carlton
‘Eye-opening and devastating investigation…Ferguson and her team have produced a confronting series that should shake everyone into action’ The Age’…simply exceptional. A landmark in TV history.’ Neil McMahon, Sydney Morning Herald
ABC Video Entertainment & Distribution is proud to announce Hitting Home Sarah Ferguson’s unflinching two-part documentary series will be available on DVD from 6 July 2016.
In a year dominated by headline stories of domestic violence and the murder of nearly 70 women, award-winning journalist Sarah Ferguson has spent six months on the frontline of our national crisis.
With unprecedented access to courts and safe rooms, domestic abuse programs in prison, forensic doctors and specialised police units, Sarah also moves into a women’s refuge in search of answers. How does domestic violence begin? How does it escalate from control to physical violence and even death?
“All year we have been hearing stories of violent attacks on women, alone at home, in front of their
children, in cars, in remote locations or in full view in public, but I didn’t have a good understanding
of what domestic violence actually is,” Sarah says. “I wanted to find out how it works, why men –
and it is largely men – do it, and why their partners find it so hard to leave. These are gripping,
sometimes heartbreaking, stories of women and children caught up in extraordinary situations.
Their courage in speaking out took my breath away.”