This is incredibly powerful!
Director Sasha Joseph Neulinger is a victim of childhood sexual abuse.
Throughout the ages of three to seven, Sasha was sexually abused by his two uncles and a male cousin. They also abused Sasha’s father Henry when he was younger, but it wasn’t until Sasha spoke up about the abuse that his father revealed his own painful history with his brothers.
This documentary, Rewind To Fast-Forward, uses home movies, shot by Sasha’s dad over his entire childhood. It shows how his life deteriorated as the abuse secretly went on.
The point of this film isn’t revenge. Sasha explained the inspiring reason on their Kickstarter page:
“In my first feature length documentary, I will share my experience of overcoming child sexual abuse, a journey from victim to survivor. My goal is to shed light on what it is to be a child abuse victim—from the first moment of abuse, through the process of reclaiming and rebalancing life. I want to expose the causes underlying the destructive multigenerational cycle of child abuse in my own family. And I hope that as I share my story as a case study, we can have a more open conversation about the importance of an uninterrupted healing process for child victims and reduce the numbers of children who are abused.”
Even from the most horrible of circumstances though, Sasha is trying to make something good come from it.
Ch-ch-check out the trailer (below) and CLICK HERE if you want to get involved and donate.
We believe in you, Sasha!
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