In the intensive care station, the young doctor, Miranda Schwarz, is feeling morally conflicted about having to save her tormentor's life.
Inspired by the transformation of the sex-trafficking survivors whose lives she follows, the filmmaker finds the courage to break the silence about sexual abuse in her own life.
In a surreal meeting filled with countless individuals from a variety of backgrounds, nine people recount how sex and sexuality have been used to exert control over their lives. Regardless of race, sexual orientation, nationality, social class, religion, or gender, all are equally shattered and all are equally victims. Those that recount their experiences show that the power / sex dynamic can come in many forms. Whether the power is taken away by physical or psychological means, and regardless of whether it is perpetrated by an individual, institution, or society, the results are equally devastating.
Polish documentary directed by Tomasz Sekielski about child sexual abuse in the Catholic Church in Poland.
Guilt is a direct window into the undeniable violence experienced by children today and the involuntary repression that they must undergo within a society that tolerates abuse. A short film about sexual impulses in adolescence, repression and child abuse, a meager, precise, and very tough film, like a documentary. A searing drama about boyhood cruelty and the societal forces behind it. On a camping trip, two kids and their fathers spend some time in the great outdoors. The boys are mostly left on their own, to fish, ride four-wheelers, and argue over their favorite soccer stars. As the day progresses though, the mood darkens when one of the boys begins provoking the other in unsettling ways. Set against picturesque woodsy vistas and idyllic horse rides.
Celesta and Karen Davis grew up in a loving family. They shared many wonderful childhood moments and, at the time, thought it all was normal. But when Karen and Celesta were molested in 1978, little was being done about sexual abuse. Their parents' lack of action was neither questioned nor challenged, including years of continued social contact with the perpetrator, his wife and their two young children. Twenty-five years later, feeling unresolved, they begin their quest to find the man who took advantage of their innocence and to ask him something that has haunted them for almost their entire life: "Why?"
A former Prohibition-era Jewish gangster returns to the Lower East Side of Manhattan over thirty years later, where he once again must confront the ghosts and regrets of his old life.
American Reflexxx is a short film documenting a social experiment that took place in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Alli Coates filmed performance artist Signe Pierce as she strutted down a busy oceanside street in stripper garb and a reflective mask. The pair agreed not to communicate until the experiment was completed, but never anticipated the horror that would unfold in under an hour. The result is a heart wrenching technicolor spectacle that raises questions about gender stereotypes, mob mentality, and violence in America.
Follow the Indianapolis Star reporters that broke the story about USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar's abuse and hear from gymnasts.
The lives of three men who were childhood friends are shattered when one of them has a family tragedy.
A night. A car. Alie is in danger. To get by she must make the most important phone call of her life.
A grandiose party to celebrate a sixtieth birthday unleashes a family drama with all the lies that conceal horrendous secrets. The eldest son, Christian, stages a showdown with the popular pater familias; his provocative, moving after-dinner speech dislodges all the masks, which finally fall completely as the father-son conflict intensifies and the bewildered guests look on.
The documentary follows the story of two brothers who were sexually abused by the same priest of Polish Catholic Church.
Jubei is a masterless ninja who travels the land alone, lending his services to those with gold—or a worthy cause. His fearsome abilities have served him well, but a plot to overthrow the government threatens to end his wandering ways—and possibly his life.
Two men share an odd friendship while they care for two women who are both in deep comas.
Two gangsters seek revenge on the state jail worker who during their stay at a youth prison sexually abused them. A sensational court hearing takes place to charge him for the crimes.
Two college roommates have 24 hours to make the ultimate choice as they finalize arrangements for a black market abortion.
Después del invierno (After the Winter) is a modern fable. We discover through three characters in extreme situations the human ability to succeed in any situation.