In a case against domestic violence, actress Shola Dorcas-Fapson has released a short film adaptation of Paulette Kelly’s 1992 poem, “I Got Flowers Today’’.
The video which is currently trending chronicles the life of a woman in an abusive relationship who usually received flowers from her partner after every violent episode.
This eventually led to her death.
The actress said she decided to do it for the screen since it was important for victims of abuse to leave before it was too late.
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‘I Got Flowers Today’… is poem by Paulette Kelly that I read years ago.. I decided to develop & adapt it for screen as it’s such an important msg that hits home… I know victims of abuse that choose to stay, for several reasons… I’m not here to judge, cause it’s hard. I know, but I need you to understand that NO reason is worth your life. Even if this touches just ONE person I’m happy af!!!! If you haven’t seen it, pls watch in my previous post/IGTV🙏🏾 . . Thank you so much to the amazing creatives who came on board without any questions!! . Actors: @mawuli_gavor x @ms_dsf Film by: @ms_dsf || @heykome || @sirwandethomas Producer: @dsfevents Stylist: @alexiesdor SFX Make up: @porzelllan.beauty Location: @theseattleresidences #EndDomesticViolence 🌹