Jenn Snyder, 2010

JennSynderThis is the final week of Tracy’s fundraising campaign. We’re still trying to find Jenn’s voice, but as of this posting, we’re still only at 48% and there are only 6 days left in the campaign. Here is Tracy’s final message:

“Yesterday I had an amazing conversation with a new friend who reminded me that this campaign is about creating awareness. We set out to do this film to give Jenn a voice and to share her experience with the world. Through the last year of outreach, we’ve done just that! We’ve heard from dozens of survivors that having a voice is a powerful tool in healing and prevention.

Jenn Snyder is the face of our film. But we all know someone. One in four women and one in seven men are impacted by domestic violence. Maybe it is a mother, grandmother, sister, friend, neighbor, cousin…a person whose face you see when you think of intimate partner violence. Maybe it’s the face in the mirror…

It’s easy to feel helpless when we see that face. Easy to feel overwhelmed by the enormity of the statistics.

  • But I’m here to tell you that just by reading this post, you are taking a stand against intimate partner violence.
  • Share this information with one other person, and your impact doubles.
  • And by funding this film you create a powerful tool which will make your impact grow exponentially.

No one needs to feel helpless.

Intimate partner violence is a preventable problem. Thank you for being a part of the solution.

Gratefully,

Tracy”

Visit Finding Jenn’s Voice and let them know what you think by posting a COMMENT.

And please consider a contribution: http://www.seedandspark.com/studio/finding-jenns-voice

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Pregnancy and Intimate Partner Violence

FJVsmallTracy Schott’s documentary, FINDING JEN’S VOICE, is about half-way completed. She’s still got some shooting and interviewing to do before she begins the editing process. To get all of this done, she’s launching a fund-raising campaign  on July 29th. More about this below.

Finding Jenn’s Voice concerns the difficult subject of intimate partner violence (IPV). Tracy became involved  with IPV when a friend related the story of her niece, Jennifer Snyder, who had been murdered by her boyfriend. The boyfriend was married to another woman at the time and when he discovered Jennifer was pregnant he killed her.

Tracy was reluctant at first to work on a project that seemed more appropriate for tabloid journalism. But after doing a cursory search on the Internet, she discovered a horrible fact: murder is the number one cause of death in pregnant women. After overcoming her initial shock, she asked herself what could be done. What could she do about it? Tracy is a movie and tv show producer. The logical answer for her was to use her skills to tell Jennifer Snyder’s story with an eye to educating the world about the larger problem. The result is Finding Jenn’s Voice.

In Finding Jenn’s Voice, Tracy is offsetting the sensationalism the media initially gave Jennifer’s story with a clinical look at the wider problem of IPV. The movie will be a clarion call to our society: we must talk about this, we must make ourselves aware, we must change the story.

The fundraising campaign for the movie will launch at the end of the month. I’ve signed up to help get the word out. I’ll be following along on Facebook and reporting her progress back here. I’ll also be posting general  information on IPV as Tracy continues her research.

For more information on Finding Jenn’s Voice, visit the website. To help in these pre-launch days, you can “like” the Facebook page for Finding Jenn’s Voice, and pass along this information to everyone you know.

Stay tuned.

Sue Lange