Now available WORLDWIDE on DVD (excl. USA), 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

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Host A Screening

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


If you are in New South Wales, Victoria or Queensland, please consider donating to support survivors of family and domestic violence:

Domestic Violence NSW

Domestic Violence Victoria

DV Connect (Queensland)

Or you may wish to consider donating to the Victorian Women's Trust, working for the advancement of women and girls Australia wide:

Victorian Women's Trust

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.

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.

Past screenings

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

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