You and Me and the Fruit Trees is a character driven documentary that interweaves compelling stories from five survivors of child sexual abuse (CSA), expert testimony and the leaders of the social justice movement to end CSA providing a balanced view of this endemic. Through each story we see how society’s inability to effectively address child sexual abuse impacts not only individuals, but whole communities and society at large. Each character faces the continuing struggle between living with trauma and being present, between oppression and freedom, and between the stigma and publicly sharing their story. Each character provides an inside look at the ongoing trauma they face and what they are doing to heal and transform.
Child Sexual Abuse is endemic, 1 in 3 girls and 1 in 6 boys are sexually abused before age 18. Most of us know someone or we were sexually abused as children. It’s time we speak up, if not for ourselves but the next generation. It’s time to let go of the stigma, the social taboo and find solutions that effectively address child sexual abuse.
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