The issue of Childhood Sexual Abuse, particularly in the Scottish Ethnic Minorities, has been raised in a documentary form for the first time. The documentary film ‘Hidden in Silence’ has been produced and directed by Nauman Qureshi, Director of Dawn Films (UK) and Dr Javita Narang, Researcher from Edinburgh University’s Clinical Psychology department. The documentary film released earlier this month was met with raving reviews after its first screenings in Edinburgh and Glasgow. It follows the story of two adult female survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse (CSA) from the Scottish Ethnic Minorities, who share their experiences and journey of dealing with CSA in Scotland. Key service providers in Scotland have also been interviewed in the film including representatives from Police Scotland, Cabinet Secretary for Social Justice, Convenor of the Scottish Parliament’s Cross Party Group on Adult Survivors of CSA, representatives from voluntary organisations working on sexual abuse with ethnic minority communities, psychotherapists, and community youth.
If you’re in the UK and interested, there are more viewings planned.