“The Lake” – powerful new video encourages children facing family sexual abuse to break the silence
A girl kneels quietly in a forest, trying to hold back tears. A man’s hand falls onto her shoulder. “Don’t tell your mother,” he says…
Strasbourg, 14.11.2013 – Children facing sexual abuse within their family are being encouraged to “break the silence” and speak out about it in a powerful new short video from the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) launched today, a week ahead of UN Childrens’ Day (20 November).
Television stations in the Czech Republic, Cyprus and Morocco are to screen the short film, entitled “The Lake”, which forms part of the ongoing Council of Europe ONE-in-FIVE campaign
to fight sexual violence against children, and has been produced with the assistance of the A.G. Leventis Foundation
in four languages:
Created by talented young French film-director Roland Edzard, the video graphically illustrates – in the surroundings of an apparently happy family picnic – the psychological pressure that family abusers can apply to their victims. (more...