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The Impact of Documentary Film – Finding Jenn’s Voice

When we set out to tell Jennifer Snyder’s story in 2011, we had no idea that we were creating a film that would impact so many people. Since its release in 2015, Finding Jenn’s Voice has demonstrated the power of documentary film in raising awareness and creating social change.



  • Hundreds of screenings in theaters, festivals and conferences to over 5000

  • Organizations across the country have incorporated the DVD into their trainings and community education

  • Hundreds of colleges and universities have added it to their curriculums

  • Military counselors across around the world have incorporated the film into their work

  • Core component of intimate partner violence continuing education training for Pennsylvania municipal and state police officers

  • Central to domestic violence training as part of a federal grant for the Office of Victim Assistance in PA for Probation and Parole officers across the state

  • Incorporated into training for healthcare professionals


After reviewing thousands of evaluations, the feedback on the film has been uniformly positive among audiences with survivors, professionals, educators and the community.


“The film was one of the best films I’ve ever seen that addressed domestic violence… It was incredibly powerful. Thank you so much for this significant piece of work. It has changed me forever.”

~ Gretta Gardner, JD

DC Coalition Against Domestic Violence



“It is often difficult for a community to understand how hard it can be to leave a perpetrator, which is why so much victim blaming occurs in our country. Your ability to truly help the viewer understand what signs to look for and the psychological aspects apparent in abusers was no less than brilliant. Bravo!”

~ Barbara Bossung

Center for Violence Free Relationships



“A truly amazing job very accurately and sensitively portraying such a complex issue”

~ Nicole Molinaro Karaczun

Women’s Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh



“What comes through so well is that violence against women is not an isolated crime committed here and there but deliberate and well-established conduct. I know (this film) is going to make a great difference in people’s understanding.”

~ Deborah Tucker, MPA, President

National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence



“Forcefully raw human elements take Schott’s film far beyond the run-of-the-mill, talking-heads documentary ... it presents her subject with a gloves-off conviction and honesty that are hallmarks of the best documentaries.”

~ John Fidler

Reading Eagle Review

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