In The Dark

This film contains mature content about sexual abuse and is not suitable for younger viewers.

This short film focuses on the experience of an adult who survived childhood sexual abuse. 'In The Dark' shows the character in the film as both a girl and as her older self.

This sense of reality makes this a very accessible film. The film explores the lived experience of an elderly woman who has survived sexual abuse as a child, and uncovers some of the barriers to children in this situation.

Few films exist which successfully cover sensitive issues for childhood sexual abuse victims. An inability to communicate what is happening to others can limit emotional connections with family members, and cause a feeling of isolation.

This short film raises the importance of communication for victims of sexual abuse in order to ensure that they do not suffer alone.