Join us as we present a 38-minute Purple Ribbon Award for Outstanding Documentary Film, “This is Where I Leaned Not to Sleep,” by Lt. Mark Wynn, in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Join us in raising awareness about this critical issue that impacts countless individuals and families worldwide. We can make a difference in our communities by supporting survivors, educating others, and campaigning for change.
About the film
“I lived with a monster. I know how this works.” Lt. Mark Wynn challenges fellow police officers to end generations of disregard and systemic failures around domestic violence. While training officers in rural Texas, Mark revisits his childhood home and wrestles with his family’s past. How was he able to break the cycle of violence that traps so many men? With access to sensitive police trainings, the film explores the complex relationship between police and family violence. By revealing his own haunting childhood and openly wrestling with the effects of trauma, Mark challenges other men to stand up and reform the system to better help women and children. “Men create 98% of these crimes – it’s up to us to stop the violence.”