A NEW film is to premiere in Clydebank next month about the types and threat of control in abusive relationships.

Coercive control – often referred to in the past as emotional or financial abuse – was criminalised earlier this year in Scotland and Clydebank Women’s Aid wanted to follow-up their 1980s film on the subject.

The charity wanted to show abuse isn’t just physical in relationships and can take many other forms.

Their film was backed by £3,000 raised by Clydebank High youth philanthropy pupils and the roughly 35-minute production includes seven animations which will be put online later this year.

“Never Give Up: Coercive Control Within the Context of Domestic Abuse” was put together by filmmakers Karen O’Hare and Jen Martin, with Game of Thrones actress Kate Dickie narrating.

A spokeswoman for Clydebank Women’s Aid told the Post: “Domestic abuse is seen as purely physical and our film is supposed to show there’s never violence without coercive control, but there is coercive control without violence.

“We’re hoping it will explain more about what coercive control is with the new law.

“It’s also to train other people to identify these behaviours, such as teachers, the fire service or police.

“Women from the local areas and all Clydebank Women’s Aid workers are in it, and young people who use our service.”

Animator Silvie Walker contributed to the film, which mirrors their 1980s production, “Getting Over The Fear” – available on YouTube – but explains controlling behaviours in different ways.

Kate Dickie recently said on Twitter: “It was an honour and a privilege to be involved. Thank you for all that you do.”

The film will get two free showings on September 6 at Clydebank Town Hall at 4pm and 6pm.

Tickets are available on Eventbrite but the public can also turn up on the day. Creche facilities are also available but parents are asked to contact Clydebank Women’s Aid at 0141 952 8118 or collective.clydebankwa@gmail.com.