‘Until the Violence Stops’ will be shown March 10

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 PARIS — On Wednesday, March 10, REACH will show “Until the Violence Stops,” a film featuring playwright and activist Eve Ensler. The documentary focuses on how “The Vagina Monologues” grew into an international grassroots movement called V-Day, an effort to stop violence against women and girls.

Ensler based “The Vagina Monologues” on interviews she conducted with more than 200 women about their sexuality, bodies and stories of violence and sexual abuse. The result is a collection of women’s stories that are personal yet universal.

In 1998, Ensler founded the organization V-Day as a means to parlay the play’s success into a force for social and political change. For more information, visit www.vday.org/contents/vday.

In 2004, “Until the Violence Stops” premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. The film about empowerment and the importance of dialogue in the healing process will be shown at 6:30 p.m.  at the First Congregational Church on Main Street. Admission is free.

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 For more information, call 743-9777 or e-mail adminassist@reachmaine.org.

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