Running Time: 52 minutes
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A documentary about surviving incest and child sexual abuse.
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 are: 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.