Now available in Australia on DVD, digital download and for community screenings.

Call Me Dad

A group of fathers confront the pain they have caused and take hold of a chance to transform their most precious relationships.

About the Film

Call Me Dad is a story about men who have perpetrated, or are at risk of perpetrating, family violence. At stake is the safety of children and partners, the stability of families, and the power we as a society have to intervene. These men struggle to maintain intimate relationships without resorting to abuse, physical or otherwise. We follow these men over several months, as they attempt to change themselves, and heal fragile bonds with their loved ones.

"Call Me Dad is an important documentary which opens up the conversation about men’s violence and abusive behaviour.”

– Libby Davies, Chief Executive of White Ribbon Australia

"A high stakes journey."

– Graeme Blundell, The Australian

"Unmissable viewing.”

– The AU Review

"A hopeful film about men genuinely seeking to better men, partners and fathers.”

– Kylie Northover, Sydney Morning Herald

"Achingly frank documentary.”

– Susan Chenery, Sydney Morning Herald

"A world first.”

– Annika Priest, Leader

"Wiesner presents an unflinching view of the journey each man takes along the road to possible redemption.”

– Sherele Moody, News Mail

Act Now

Host A Screening

Host a screening of Call Me Dad in your community or organisation.

Sign the Justice For Kids Petition

1. Develop a specialist response for domestic violence cases

2. Support those who are most at risk of future violence

3. Intervene early and provide effective legal help

4. Support women and children to financially recover

5. Strengthen understanding of all family law professionals on family violence

Take White Ribbon’s Oath

‘I will stand up, speak out and act to prevent men’s violence against women.'


You can either host a screening or run a workshop using the Call Me Dad using the screening pack, whether it be at your workplace, community centre or town hall. Enquire now about purchasing a CALL ME DAD screening pack.

What's in the pack?

DVD: one DVD including a 57 minute and 80 minute version of the film
Marketing Materials: to promote your event we provide digital posters, invites and a suite of social media/email graphics and trailer
Host a Screening Guide: advice on how to get the best out of your screening
Discussion Guide: for a post-film Q&A to deepen viewers’ engagement with the issues in the film.
Workshop Resources: for running professional training workshops written by a professional educator with deep expertise in family violence prevention.
Digital Clips: from the film that compliment our workshop written material.
Advocacy Resources: that will help engage people to act for positive change armed with the facts.
Advertising: we will promote your screening through the Call Me Dad website and social media pages.

Host a screening in your organisation or community in any venue of your choice, whether it be your workplace, community centre or town hall.

If you're ready to go ahead with a screening, please complete this form.

Find Help

1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732)
24 hour, National Sexual Assualt, Family and Domestic Violence Counselling Line for any Australian who has experienced, or is at risk of, family and domestic violence and/or sexual assault.

Takes calls from Australian men dealing with family and domestic violence matters.

Supports men and boys who are dealing with family and relationship difficulties.

LIFELINE 131 114
24 hour, national hotline that can help put you in contact with a crisis service in your State.

000 in an emergency for police or ambulance

Gain access to an interpreter in your own language (free).

KIDS HELP LINE 1800 551 800
Telephone counselling for children and young people.
E-mail and web counselling

Support groups and counseling on relationships, and for abusive and abused partners. 1300-364-277 or Vic (03) 9261-8700.

Visit White Ribbon's help page to find access to more services, including relevant state based services.

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Past screenings

Date Venue
Oct 6 2:00 PM Sydney Human Rights Commission
Oct 12 6:00 PM Toowoomba University of Southern Queensland
Nov 4 10:15 AM Breath of Fresh Air Film Festival Architecture and Design Centre
Nov 9 6:30 PM Sydney Chauvel Cinema
Nov 10 6:30 PM Brisbane Queensland Parliament Hosue
Nov 16 7:00 PM Melbourne ACMI
Nov 17 6:00 PM Sydney NSW Parliament House
Nov 19 6:00 PM Melbourne Parliament House Victoria
Nov 23 7:00 PM Canberra Parliament House Canberra
Nov 26 6:00 PM Moore Park NRL Management Screening
Nov 26 8:30 PM Australia ABC TV
Nov 30 1:00 PM Melbourne Collingwood Football Club
Dec 2 6:00 PM Canberra YWCA House
Dec 2 6:00 PM Melbourne YGAP Volunteer Screening
Dec 6 6:30 PM South Yarra Palace Como
Dec 13 1:00 PM Newtown Popcorn As Anything
Mar 3 10:30 AM Melbourne Victorian Department of Justice
Mar 7 5:00 PM North Ryde Macquarie University
Mar 8 1:00 PM Creswick Victorian Department of Justice
Mar 8 6:00 PM Creswick Corrections Victoria Staff Conference
Mar 9 6:00 PM Darlinghurst Eternity Theatre
Mar 12 10:30 AM Sydney Travelling Film Festival Wagga Forum 6 Cinemas
Mar 18 12:00 AM Canberra National Family Violence Summit
Mar 29 6:30 PM Sydney Lane Cove Library
May 16 4:00 PM Human Rights Arts and Film Festival Australian Centre for the Moving Image
May 25 12:30 PM Beaudesert The Centre
May 25 6:00 PM Bundaberg, QLD Moncrieff Entertainment Centre
Jun 16 6:00 PM White Ribbon, Perth Perth Town Hall
Jun 29 6:30 PM Canberra Dendy Cinemas Canberra
Jul 29 5:30 PM Hindmarsh White Ribbon Fundraiser
Aug 26 7:00 PM Melbourne Hallam Senior College
Sep 7 6:00 PM Toowoomba Toowoomba City Library
Sep 16 11:30 PM Australia ABC TV
Oct 6 6:00 PM Hobart White Ribbon Hobart
Nov 11 7:00 PM Rosebud Film Festival Rosebud Cinema
Nov 19 7:45 PM Marda Loop Justice Film Festival River Park Auditorium
Nov 21 2:00 PM Moore Park Hoyts Entertainment Quarter
Dec 9 7:00 PM Goulburn Grace-Millsom Centre
Feb 6 7:00 PM Ryde Event Cinemas Top Ryde
Feb 9 5:30 PM Carlton Cinema Nova
Mar 9 5:30 PM One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival Municipal Library - Small Hall
Mar 12 9:30 PM One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival Atlas - Large Hall
Apr 1 1:30 PM Through Women's Eyes Regal Hollywood Stadium 20
Jun 22 6:00 PM Melbourne Cinema Nova - Australian Health Promotion Association screening
Nov 29 7:30 PM Caulfield Glen Eira Town Hall
May 8 3:30 PM Sydney - Department of Justice NSW Palace Cinemas Broadway

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