Loving Smacks


Corporal punishment – is it ever justified?

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Producer: Victor Schonfeld
Year Produced: 1998
Running time: 50 minutes
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Is there such a thing as a loving smack, or is it a contradiction in terms? Why do some countries rule that it’s wrong for parents to beat children, while Britain maintains it’s a right? This powerful and painful documentary by Victor Schonfeld, who made ‘It’s a Boy’, confronts the issue, exploring disturbing family histories and looking at the findings of experts in the field. It also considers the alternatives. “The best programme I’ve seen about corporal punishment, and there have been a good many of them over the years”. – Desmond Christie, The Guardian.

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