The film chronicles the plight of adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse who seek legal redress against their abusers. In their own words, survivors describe their individual journeys to obtain justice and the impediments that obstructed their paths. Their stories shine a much-needed light on the shameful secret that despite the child sex abuse epidemic in this country, our legal system too often re-traumatizes survivors, curtails their legal rights, and allows their abusers to walk free. The film also features interviews with experts in the field who collectively weigh in on the fundamental flaws in the system and recommend needed reforms. The film breaks new ground by raising serious questions about the legal process's response to survivors' cases and addressing necessary systemic changes.Written by
The Pursuit of Truth is an eye opening film about adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse within the United States. This film interviews adult childhood sexual abuse victims/survivors in order to inform the audience of the hardships and process they must endure. The main focus of the film is on the legal process and how survivors are treated during the process. It is a daunting task for any victim to report and go through an approximate six-month process. Therefore, the main consensus of the survivors is that they want to feel empowered, not victimized during the legal process. This film will help any audience looking to become more educated on the topic, especially social workers. As for the cinematography of the film, it was shot in a documentary style that included, interviews, background music, and flashback images. In general, the film was well edited however, there were several instances where diegetic microphone sound could only be heard instead of the interviewee. Other than that, The Pursuit of Truth gave tremendous insight into adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse and educated the audience about speaking out for those who are silenced.
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