No Way Out But One

2013 • 86 minutes
6 reviews
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No Way Out But One is a documentary about the first American woman to be granted asylum by the Dutch government on grounds of domestic violence. After a family court judge gave custody of her children to the father that battered all of them, even fracturing her son’s skull, Holly felt she had no way out but one. She became an international fugitive, tracked by the FBI, but got her kids to safety. Her story reveals a much larger national scandal - and national secret. According to statistics, every day, in America's family courts, batterers are able to convince authorities that they are deserving of custody. This information is not from some wild, offshoot radical group. It is from the American Judges Association. “Studies show that batterers have been able to convince authorities that the victim is unfit or undeserving of sole custody in approximately 70% of challenged cases. ”No Way Out But One tells Holly's story but in so doing, it reveals this national scandal, one that the mainstream press has failed to cover. Experts explain how the family court crisis began and continues. Celebrity voices include Wendy Malick of Just Shoot Me and Hot in Cleveland, anchor John Palmer, Ron Masak of Murder She Wrote, NBC Entertainment Reporter Sara Edwards, and Jim Sikking of Doogie Houser and Hill Street Blues. In September of 2011, Holly and her children safely returned to the United States after years of living beneath the radar. Hers is a story of hope, determination and, ultimately, justice.
6 reviews
Ann Coleman
October 7, 2015
Garland Waller and Barry Nolans courageous documentary about state failure to protect a mother and her children from male violence, physical, psychological male violence and financial coercive control,.A true story of a protective mother fleeing her own country,the United States, to protect her children, up against the lethal family courts..A film that exposes the judicial and political corruption in the corrupt family court system in the United States.
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March 10, 2018
An expose of the deeply patriarchal and misogynistic American family court system, which systematically rips children out of the arms of loving mothers and puts them in the care of abusive fathers.
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Mike Peterson (Mic Pete)
September 27, 2019
In Abuse Cases the Punishment SHOULD FIT the Crime. May I assist with the delivery, of the punishment! Mic Pete
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