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Rattle Snake Trailer

During the 16 days of action to end gender-based violence, (November 25th – December 10th) IDAS are working in collaboration with Open Clasp to offer you the opportunity to see a film of the play Rattle Snake, which explores the nature of coercive control in intimate relationships.

We will be screening the film on our Online Courses website from November 25th. There’s a short quiz exploring the issues raised in the film and you’ll have the opportunity to download a certificate of completion at the end of the quiz.

Rattle Snake was created by Open Clasp and funded by Durham PCC and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to train frontline officers in better responding to sexual and domestic violence – coinciding with the change of law making coercive control in relationships a crime in 2015.

The theatre production was based on research identifying gaps in police understanding of coercive control by Professor Nicole Westmarland and Kate Butterworth (Durham University) and the impact of arts based research interventions by Professor Maggie O’Neill (University College Cork).

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