This event 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. The film launch was chaired by Dr Michaela Rogers and Professor Parveen Ali from The University of Sheffield Interpersonal Violence and Abuse Research (ShIVAR) network.
This event has now passed. The film can be watched via the embed at the top of the page (YouTube login required due to age restriction).
If you’ve been affected by any of the issues in this film, please contact your GP, local SARC (www.nhs.uk/SARCs) or the following organisations:
If you want to talk about what you experienced in childhood and how it is affecting you now.
Call: 0808 801 0331
If you have experienced rape, sexual assault, sexual abuse or any type of sexual violence – or you’re not sure.
Call: 0808 802 9999
If you are over 16 and a survivor of rape or sexual abuse and violence.
Call: 0808 801 0818
MALE SURVIVORS PARTNERSHIP
A network of organisations working with male victims/survivors of sexual abuse, rape and sexual exploitation
Call: 0808 800 5005
Dr Claire Cunnington is seeking feedback from people who have watched the film. If you would like to contribute, please fill out this quick online survey: