Hurting to Heal
Director: Kate Gordon | 15 min | 2019 | New Zealand
*** Sexual abuse trigger warning ***
This powerful film describes one woman’s journey from childhood rape to healing, recovery and happiness.
It takes us to the darkest day of Sarah’s life and sheds light on the long-term effects of sexual abuse and the difficulties of dealing with the judicial system.
“Hurting to Heal was motivated by my personal struggles with mental illness and my passion for sexual abuse advocacy. I want to be a voice for the hurting and voiceless. My goal is to bring attention to an issue so often ignored or seen as too sensitive to discuss. But it needs to be discussed. And we need to make a change.”
- Kate Gordon
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