The Boy Behind the Camera Video

Aired on 05/23/2007 | CC
A boy who filmed his mother being beaten speaks out. Then 13 years old, he remembers his abusive father looking for a tape recorder while beating his mother, so the young boy retrieved a video camera to stay in his good graces. Although he knew his father was wrong, he describes his household as survival of the fittest, and so the whole family did what they could to protect themselves from domestic violence . Looking back four years later, the boy behind the camera thinks the abuse made him hostile and quick to use violence in his own life. Meet the survivor of abuse and other innocent victims .