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The Alarm Rings Softly

The Alarm Rings Softly

In the Caribbean, women subjected to violence from their partners as a result of substance abuse often felt they had no right to appeal to the law. Low self-esteem and the feeling that it was somehow their fault left them trapped in a cycle of dependency and guilt. But a new generation of women is using drama and reggae to focus attention on a once taboo subject.

'Express(es)...women's desire for independence, self-sufficiency and the important role of having a voice in the process of paced, yet informative... geared toward the advanced high school student and above...has a place in all video collections in the areas of Women's Studies, History, Sociology and Anthropology. Highly Recommended.' Belinda L. Robinson-Jones, MC Journal


Main credits

Laird, Judith (film director)
Laird, Judith (film producer)

Other credits

Editors, Mark Cropper, Christopher Laird; sound, Robin Foster; camera, Walt Lovelace.

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Distributor subjects

Central America/The Caribbean
Developing World
International Studies
Substance Abuse
Women's Studies


Caribbean, domestic violence,; women,; reggae,"The Alarm Rings Softly",Bullfrog Films