Communication, Mass Media, and Journalism




“Hurt, Perfectly” is a documentary video providing an historical and feminist analysis of the attitudes, histories and laws regarding domestic violence in the state of Idaho. Through a series of interviews and imagery, the video explores domestic violence, presenting it as a responsibility of every community member and simultaneously revealing how every citizen in the community is a victim of domestic violence. The video explores the case of Angie Leon in the context of two Idaho counties—Ada and Canyon. By juxtaposing the neighboring regions, the video attempts to debunk socioeconomic and racial associations and stereotypes commonly attached to domestic violence. This artist’s statement addresses the portion of the project which explores the extent to which feminist literature and analysis has been indoctrinated into the language of Idaho law and legislation .It concludes that while domestic violence law and feminist theory have the potential to connect, they often do not necessarily or adequately do so.

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Faculty Mentor

Dr. Peter Lutze