Early this year we let you know that ECPAT called on Rain Barrel to provide support in documenting the first ever forum for adult survivors of childhood sexual exploitation. It took place in November 2016 at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg. Now we want to share the completed video with you, produced by Rain Barrel Associates Markus Stoeffel and Georg Steinböck with support from the Council of Europe.
The Global Survivors’ Forum provided a platform for dialogue and amplified the voices of survivors from around the world. Capturing on film the moving testimonies of people who suffered sexual exploitation, violence and trauma as children requires utmost tact and compassion, respect for privacy and avoidance of sensationalism, as well as technical skill. We are delighted with the result.
Watch this 6-minute video of forum participants being forthright, hopeful, and ready to unite for change. “We have this fire to make the world a better place…”, said one of the survivors.