A woman is beaten in the U.S. Every 9 seconds. (domesticviolencestatistics.org)
Black women experience intimate partner violence at rates 35% higher than White women. (University of Minnesota’s Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community)
Every day in the US, more than three women are murdered by their husbands or boyfriends. (domesticviolencestatistics.org)
Every minute 20 people are victims of intimate partner violence. (Center for Disease Control and Prevention)
Don Lacy and team is in the midst of producing "Hidden Treasure" a film based on a true story about Yvette.  This film is being produced to raise awareness of the epidemic nature of violence against women.  "Hidden Treasure" challenges the ideas and behaviors of men, with the hope of changing those violent behaviors. 
The movie stars William Bryant from Greenleaf on the OWN network and Britt Frazier one of the Bay Area's top Black actresses.  Hidden Treasure will begin shooting on June 21st in Oakland.
The epidemic of violence against women has reached alarming proportions.  To understand the scope of the severity of the problem one merely has to review the facts: Violence against women and girls is one of the most prevalent human rights violations worldwide. (The United Nations Population Fund)
[ MOVIE SYNOPSIS ]  Yvette, like so many women in the U.S., was abused by her husband.  It was one evening when Yvette flees from her abusive situation to encounter two strangers who try to empower her to stand up for herself and leave.  In the end, she ends up empowering both of them to change their attitudes and behaviors toward women.  Hidden Treasure is a surreal fantasy based on hard core facts of the abuse of women in the world today.
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Sincere thanks to those who have already donated to the campaign.  If you are unable to donate, can you please share this e mail with your sororities, fraternities, social clubs, and all your other networks.
Please check our the IndieGoGo Campaign to support this effort.
   Brit Frazier                       William Bryant


Don Lacy encourages your support to address this critical issue.  The campaign goal is to raise $15,000 to cover the costs of film production.  If you should have questions, call 510-459-6433.