The Healing Years, endorsed by Maya Angelou and other leaders, is considered a classic and a bold documentary about women survivors of child sexual abuse healing, speaking out and ending the cycle for generations ahead. In many ways, the documentary charted the way for what would later become the #METOO movement.
Featuring, former Miss America, Marilyn Van Derbur and her courageous work nationwide work as survivor activist; Janice Mirikitani, President of San Francisco's renowned Glide Memorial Church as she helps inner-city women alcoholics and addicts (90% in recovery were sexually abused as children) transform the cycle of incest and addiction; and Barbara Hamilton, a 79-year old survivor ending three generations of incest in her family Artfully produced, The Healing Years illustrates these poignant and powerful stories through interviews, intimate moments with supportive family members, home movies, counseling groups and footage of their work as activists.
Distributed worldwide and utilized by thousands of organizations as an education and prevention tool!
"This powerhouse of a film profiles three strong, vibrant survivors who convincingly tell us that we must take back our lives."-Laura Davis, Co Author, The Courage to Heal
"This documentary does the most difficult, almost impossible feat; it admits the sick and cruel past. In doing so, it becomes therapy for a healthful future. This is an exhibition of abundant courage and great heart".--Maya Angelou
“A MESSAGE OF HOPE”
William G. Steiner
“A POWERFUL EXPERIENCE”
Dr. Jon Conte
Professor of Social Work
“VOICES OF INSPIRATION”
Rape Crisis Center
“AN EXCELLENT FILM”
“AN EFFECTIVE AND POWERFUL TEACHING TOOL”
Mary Pat Angelini
Substance Abuse Education Network
Streaming of 52-min documentary