Alesha Dixon: Don't Hit My Mum
Alesha Dixon explores the trauma and fall-out from domestic violence, meeting girls and boys who have witnessed domestic violence and discovering how it affected their lives.
Alesha Dixon explores the trauma and fall-out from domestic violence, from a child's perspective. Alesha highlights the neglect of children at the centre of domestic violence and how, left unheard, those children can be emotionally scarred for life.
Alesha witnessed her mum Beverley being beaten by her live-in boyfriend when she was very young. In this film, she meets girls and boys who have witnessed domestic violence and discovers how it affected their lives.
This is a journey for Alesha as she, in parallel with her own experiences, examines what happens when relationships break down – between parents, between local authorities and between parent and child. And she looks ahead to see how those broken bonds can be healed.