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The Healing Years
A Documentary About Surviving Incest
and Child Sexual Abuse
Endorsed by Sioux Falls Feminists

"You can take that secret ... and turn it into ... ACTION!"

"This document 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. Thank You." -- Maya Angelou

The Healing Years: A Documentary About Surviving Incest and Child Sexual Abuse (1999) - 52 minutes
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The Healing Years profiles three women through their journey of pain and despair from incest, and their incredible process of recovery as they finally work to end the cycle of incest and child sexual abuse for generations ahead.

Featured, former Miss America Marilyn Van Derbur and her 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 (over 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, counseling groups, footage of their work as activists and 8mm home film footage.

"If you are to see a video on the subject, this is clearly the one. It's moving, real, and informative." -- Dr. Jon Conte, Professor of Social Work, University of Washington

"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

The Healing Years
A Documentary About Surviving Incest
and Child Sexual Abuse
Endorsed by Sioux Falls Feminists