TV One’s When Love Kills, The Falicia Blackley Story, Launches Partnership to help Girls overcoming Self-Esteem Abuse
Saving Our Daughters joins Cast to debut TV One’s original movie to discuss how to prevent “our daughters” from making Falicia Blakely’s mistakes
As TV One’s new movie, When Love Kills, The Falicia Blackey Story: premieres nationally on August 28th, cast members of the film have already started conversation for young girls about the issues of date abuse, domestic violence and positive parenting relationships.
On Wednesday August 9th, TV One opened up the screening of the powerful movie in Atlanta, Georgia and also launched a partnership with Saving Our Daughters, an organization which mission is to empower teenage girls from multicultural backgrounds through theater, music, film and television, to help overcome many obstacles such as bullying (cyber, gossip, face-to-face), dating abuse, domestic violence and other esteem slayers.
Selected young ladies of the Saving Our Daughters’ Covenant House Georgia partnership received the opportunity to walk the Red Carpet with the cast and have an up close and personal conversation with the full cast. Director of the film, Ms. Tasha Smith answered questions about the powerful themes of the film, while Tami Roman discussed the importance on parent/child relationships. Lance Gross and Lil Mama were interviewed by one of the Saving Our Daughters young ladies on their impactful lead roles in this type of film.
After the powerful screening, Ms. JD, Youth Ambassador for Saving Our Daughters spoke on a Q&A panel with all the movie cast and was excited as she was seated right next to Director, Tasha Smith. JD shared her personal story of overcoming abuse, exotic dancing and homelessness.
TV One has created a ground breaking partnership with Saving Our Daughters to encourage girls across the country with impactful messaging of film and conversation.
Other cities included New York and Los Angeles with the TV One Launch.
What the girls felt after watching “When Love Kills”
“When Love Kills was very emotional. Every female young and old should watch it. The performance of the star cast was phenomenal. I’ve experienced some of the things that Falicia went through, so I can relate to the trauma.” ~Roshelle Battey
“When Love Kills is a phenomenal movie. I appreciate Tasha Smith directing a film that speaks to the reality of many of the young girls that we serve at Covenant House Georgia. Exposing them to “When Love Kills” made it REAL for them. Too often we sugarcoat the challenges that our young girls in our community face. These young ladies are experiencing homelessness and as a result, they’ve been forced to engage in unhealthy relationships involving physical, mental, and sexual abuse.
The film triggered some emotions that encouraged the girls to seek therapy to explore the trauma that they’ve experienced in their past and present life, as we debriefed on our way home, we all agreed to support one another and love each other back to LIFE!!
Thank you, TV One and Saving Our Daughters, for making such a big impact of the lives of our young queens, and TV One for producing real life films that our community can relate to. ~LaToya Farris, MSW Covenant House Georgia Community Service Center Coordinator
“Thanks again for TV One for the life-changing opportunity. I had an amazing time on the panel. I got to experience a new insight of life. It was an honor to meet Director Tasha Smith, and actors Tammy Roman, Lance Gross, Lil Mama and the producers from the film. I am thankful for being able to deliver my message and provide another person with the confidence and example that there is a chance for change even through the difficult times.”~ Ms. JD