Shows the emotional, spiritual and psychological jouneys of women who leave abusive relationships .
Three women tell how they reclaimed their lives in the aftermath of domestic violence. Their stories are echoed by voices from around the world, recorded at the Rally for Women's Lives held in Washington, DC and the United Nations Conference on Women held recently in Beijing, China.
The theme of the universality of the problem of domestic abuse is woven together with artwork, poetry and journal entries written by survivors of domestic abuse. While the film celebrates the joy of achievement, it also chronicles the courage each woman has called forth to reclaim and rebuild her life - to define herself. The courage to leave is tremendous, but the courage needed to face the many days and nights after she closes that door is different. "Mending Spirits" is about that different, daily bravery; it is the journey from Victim to Survivor to Thriver.