The film is advocacy journalism at its very best, exposing what can happen when men accused of abuse get custody in family courts.
-The Huffington Post
- A compelling new documentary…that will open your eyes to a stunning injustice.
- -Boston Magazine
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Subjects: Documentary, Family, Gender Studies
Holly Collins came to the family court of Minnesota with the intention of bringing charges of domestic violence against her ex-husband. The courts response was not to come to her aid, but instead to grant full custody of her children to her and her children’s abuser. In 1994, Holly Collins became an international fugitive when she ignored the court’s ruling, grabbed her three children, and went on the run from her abusive ex-husband.
In what would become an incredible saga, Holly eventually fled the United States and lived beneath the radar hiding on Indian Reservations in Mexico and Guatemala lest she be charged with kidnapping by the FBI. Incredibly, Holly and her children eventually make it to Amsterdam—with no visas or passports—where she was able to plead for asylum.
Amazingly, In September of 2011, Holly and her children safely returned to the United States after years of living as fugitives. Theirs is a story of hope, determination, and, ultimately, justice.