Domestic violence PSAs screen in Ahmanson

Eugenia Ko

Public service announcement videos for the I CAN WE CAN: Films to End Domestic Violence program premiered on Wednesday Oct. 15, for Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
The films screened in Ahmanson Lecture Hall at 7 p.m. They were created by both Harvard-Westlake and students from other schools as well as film professionals who participated in the I CAN WE CAN: Films to End Domestic Violence summer workshop initiated by A Window Between Worlds, a nonprofit organization dedicated to using art to bring an end to domestic violence.
Visual Arts Department Head Cheri Gaulke led the summer workshop.
Three films were screened: “Emergency Stop” by Becca Frischling ‘19, Jess Grody ‘19, and Karenina Juarez ‘16; “Trauma You Don’t See” by Su Jin Nam ’16, William Park ’17, Erin Lee ’18 and other students; and “The Monster Within” by Angela Chon ’16, George Khabbaz ’15, Dora Schoenberg ’16 and Jordan Seibel ’15.
Creators of the service announcements answered questions about the inspirations for their films and how they created each one.
“Our end product, “The Monster Within,” was phenomenal,” Schoenberg said. “I believe our animation will bring much attention to this terrifying cause. I’m so glad Ms. Gaulke mentioned the Films to End Domestic Violence camp to me. It was an absolute success.”