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House on Fire (Jamaica) (3/5)


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Grade Level: SrH-Adult
Producer: Bullfrog Films
Closed Captioned: No
Running Time: 15 mins
Country of Origin: Great Britain
Study Guide: No

Copyright Date: 1998
Available in French: No

Mother of eight, Gloria Jones is used to being beaten by her husband, James. It's part of the heritage Jamaican women expect from their men folk. She, in turn, beats her children. How can this cycle of violence be broken? The Caribbean has one of the highest rates of domestic violence in the world. Triggered by unemployment and drug use, it's also perpetuated by a culture that still fails to condemn violence against women, and sexual violence in particular, as a crime.