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Directed by Sophie Wiesner
80 min | 2015 | Australia | Not Rated

Post-film discussion with Dr. Sonia Lynne Salari, Simi Poteki Malohifo’ou, Bill Allred, and Andi Tremonte. Click here to view their bios.

Call Me Dad is a film that takes its audience to the most delicate and painful place inside a parent’s heart. A place where good intentions and hope are pitted against entrenched and tormenting cycles of violence. For some of these fathers, their fists are their weapons. For others, words and manipulation are most potent, used as part of a sustained pattern of intimidation, threats, and abuse intended to isolate, diminish and control the people they love. Now, these men are seeking change. They have come together to talk, share information, challenge, and support each other to be better men, partners, and fathers to their children. With intimate access to this highly confidential process and its brave participants, the audience will be taken on a high stakes, extraordinary journey as these men reach for the simple and immeasurable privilege of being a ‘Dad’.

Finalist: Single Documentary of the Year–Screen Producers Australia Awards 2016


Wish you knew how to handle these moments? You can by setting a boundary, supporting a survivor or interrupting harassment. Visit community partner tables in The City library from 6–6:45 pm to learn these simple and effective techniques inspired by Talk to a Survivor‘s Healthy Interactions training.

Join YWCA to kick off domestic violence awareness month with a flag planting. Thousands of purple flags will be planted on the grounds of Library Square representing the individual women, children, and men who were sheltered in Utah as a result of domestic violence last year. The flag planting will take place on the southeast corner of Library Square beginning at 5 pm.

Presented in partnership for Domestic Violence Awareness Month:



  • Dr. Sonia Lynne Salari – Sociologist and Associate Professor at the University of Utah, teaches family violence classes; member of the Utah Domestic Violence Coalition (UDVC); and authored Family Violence Across the Life Course: Research, policy, and prevention.
  • Simi Poteki Malohifo’ou – Creator of KAVA Talks (Kommitment Against Violence Altogether), a monthly Pacific Islander men’s meet-up group that works to end violence in families.
  • Bill Allred – Co-Host of X-96 Radio from Hell, is a local public speaker on various social issues, and a domestic violence survivor.
  • Andi Tremonte – Cultural Competency Trainer at UDVC, represents LGBTQ+ perspectives in domestic violence issues.
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Tuesday, October 3, 2017 @ 7:00 PM9:00 PM MDT