Film poster for 'Flow' depicting a woman standing in doorway
Video, 20 mins


This event contains adult themes including the disclosure of childhood sexual abuse - viewer discretion advised.

Amy is preparing for her art exhibition when a comment reignites traumatic childhood memories. She wants help but struggles with family loyalty. This film, inspired by interviews with victims/survivors, employs the power of storytelling to spark debate about how we, as a society, hinder the disclosure of childhood sexual abuse.

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About the project

This film is based on interviews with people who are recovering from childhood sexual abuse. Thank you to all those people who shared their stories. The creation of this film was inspired by Dr Claire Cunnington’s Wellcome Trust funded research at the University of Sheffield and the film itself was funded by Research England.

Click the 'Download' button below for a copy of the Flow Resource Pack.


Support information

If you’ve been affected by any of the issues in this film, please contact your GP, local SARC or the following organisations:


  • If you want to talk about what you experienced in childhood and how it is affecting you now.
  • Call: 0808 801 0331


  • If you have experienced rape, sexual assault, sexual abuse or any type of sexual violence – or you’re not sure.
  • Call: 0808 802 9999


  • If you are over 16 and a survivor of rape or sexual abuse and violence.
  • Call: 0808 801 0818


  • A network of organisations working with male victims/survivors of sexual abuse, rape and sexual exploitation
  • Call: 0808 800 5005



The Film

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