PBS Short Film Festival

A Call Away

Season 2021 Episode 20 | 9m 18s | Video has closed captioning.

Oklahoma is one of 26 states with a “failure to protect” law, which prosecutes parents who fail to prevent child abuse. However, the ACLU and other groups say this law disproportionately criminalizes women, who are often victims of domestic abuse themselves. A Call Away tells the story of Clorinda Archuleta, a mother of twin boys, both of whom suffered severe injuries as infants.

Aired: 07/12/21

Expires: 07/12/23

Rating: NR

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