This short film is a powerful depiction of a survivor’s struggles with her childhood abuse in an environment where she is not listened to, until someone does.
Thanks Claire Cunnington and Chris Godwin for the screening and great discussion (and to ISPCAN for hosting)! This film is a valuable tool for healthcare providers, family, friends, and anyone who could be helped by getting a sense of what survivors struggle with and how listening to their disclosure with belief and kindness can make a life or death difference.
This film contains adult themes including the disclosure of childhood sexual abuse – viewer discretion advised.
Amy is preparing for her art exhibition when a comment reignites traumatic childhood memories. She wants help but struggles with family loyalty. This film, inspired by interviews with victims/survivors, employs the power of storytelling to spark debate about how we, as a society, hinder the disclosure of childhood sexual abuse.
About the project
This film is based on interviews with people who are recovering from childhood sexual abuse. Thank you to all those people who shared their stories. The creation of this film was inspired by Dr Claire Cunnington’s Wellcome Trust funded research at the University of Sheffield and the film itself was funded by Research England.