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What Would You Do?
about Domestic Abuse
Endorsed by Sioux Falls Feminists

What Would You Do? (2008) - 42 minutes
What Would You Do? about Domestic Abuse at Amazon.com

ABC News Primetime covers Domestic Abuse

When people see a situation that cries out for action, do they step in, back away or just walk on by? Using hidden cameras, ''What Would You Do?'' sets up everyday scenarios and then captures people's reactions. Whether they're compelled to act or mind their own business, ABC News reports on their split-second - and often surprising - decision-making process.

Scenarios include:

  • Interracial Abuse: A bi-racial couple engages in a very public domestic dispute - bordering on abusive. When a boyfriend is on the verge of physically harming a woman in a public park, will people intervene? Viewers see that some people show incredible courage while others just walk right by. Will bystanders show the same courage when the boyfriend is black? Will their interpretation be different?
  • Good Samaritan: Based on a famous university experiment, ABC News asks people to prepare a speech on the biblical parable of the 'Good Samaritan' and then go to another location to record their speech on camera. But on the way, they encounter someone in need. Will anyone stop to help and be a real life 'Good Samaritan?' We report on what causes a person to help someone they don't know.
  • Stranger Flirtation: See how men react to a waiter hitting on their significant other, and how one woman gets the surprise of her life after her dinner.

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What Would You Do?
about Domestic Abuse
Endorsed by Sioux Falls Feminists