Our Little Secret
Our Little Secret
Why would someone sexually abuse a child?
Chas Fisher, a 28-year-old survivor of child sexual abuse, wants to know why people sexually abuse children.
We spend a lot of time talking about punishing offenders of child sexual abuse, but have you ever asked yourself why it happens in the first place?
Running Time: 29 mins 00 seconds
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Release Format: HDcam, QT.mov. DigiBeta for SD.
Release Sound: Stereo
Copyright: Matthewswood Pty Ltd
Completed: September 2013
Country of Origin: Australia
Developed in partnership with Screen Australia and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC).
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Chas Fisher, a 28-year-old survivor of child sexual abuse, wants to know why people sexually abuse children. He is eager to make sense of his own experience, and having just become a dad, wants to find out the best ways to protect his child. Chas meets with psychologists, other survivors, other survivors, people who work with offenders and even a child abuser to try and get to the bottom of this very difficult and emotionally confronting problem. With so many people affected by child sexual abuse have you ever asked why it happens in the first place?
Broadcast ABC2’s Opening Shot, Dec 2013
Guangzhou Int’l Documentary Film Festival, 2014
Sheffield Doc/Fest Videotheque, 2014
ATOM Awards, 2014
– Nominated Best Documentary
AmDocs – American Doc Film Festival, 2014
Presenter – Chas Fisher
Director –Monique Schafter
Producer – Lee Matthews
Executive Producer – Edwina Waddy
Writers – Monique Schafter, Chas Fisher
Line Producer – Josephine Wright
Cinematographer – Jenni Meaney
Sound Recordist – Leon East
B Camera Operator – Alisha Colwell
Editors – Rosie Jones, Nicholas McDougall
Sound Designer – Craig Jansson
Composer – Robert Upward