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SANTEIRO, Tales Vilela; SCHUMACHER, Joice Veridiane  and  SOUZA, Tatiana Machiavelli Carmo. Cinema and violence against women: contribution to the formation of clinical psychologist. Temas psicol. [online]. 2017, vol.25, n.2, pp. 401-413. ISSN 1413-389X.

The research objectives were analyze business /fictional films about Violence Against Woman (VAW). The selection of films was systematic and carried out in specialized sites on the subject (AdoroCinema, Cinepop etc.), across terms like "violence" and "woman" (N= 19). The analysis assumed three steps: observation of motion pictures; data entry observed in spreadsheets; simple frequency ratio concerning VAW scenarios with theoretical aspects pointed out by the literature (quantitative and qualitative approach). The aggressor were strangers (n= 11, 39%), husbands (n= 9, 33%), boyfriends (n= 4, 14%) and others (n= 4, 14%). There were performances of the following types of violence: psychological (n = 19, 27%), physical (n= 18, 25%), sexual (n= 16, 22%), moral (n= 12, 16%) and patrimonial (n= 7, 10%). The filmic representations showed general signs of psychological traumatization in characters (n = 17, 37%). The studied films are illustrative of the reality of women in situations of violence; as such can be converted to amplifying teaching tool for discussion and reflection on gender issues and on health promotion in the context of VAW.

Keywords : Clinical psychology; gender violence; films; intrafamily violence.

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