She’ll be sweet looks at power and control in relationships, and emphasises the role of behaviour that is not openly violent.
The short film explores how sometimes behaviour that may seem 'trivial' can play a powerful and destructive role in relationships.
Watch She’ll be sweet and while viewing look for examples of different types of abusive behaviours (both subtle and not so subtle) and consider the impact these behaviours have on the different characters. For a reminder on the many different types of abusive practices and behaviours check out (or revisit) the 'Abusive practices checklist' here...
Once you've watched the clip consider the reflection questions below...
With regards to the 'Abusive practices checklist'...…
Considering the characters in ‘She’ll be Sweet’ …
Daryl and Gail (BBQ hosts)
Pete (owner of the yacht) and Karen (Daryl’s sister and Dylan’s mother)
Jason and Louise (parents of asthmatic child)
Dennis and Cathy (Daryl’s parents and grandparents)
Ken McMaster (MSW Hons, CQSW, MANZASW) has a thirty year history working at the cutting edge of intervention work with men who are violent and who sexually abuse.
Suzi Hall (M.A. Psych) has a background of working in child protection and forensic interviewing of children with Child Youth and Family Services.
Matt Williams (BTcLn, NCALNE) has a 15 year history working within the social service and criminal justice sectors as a trainer and program developer.