2018 AFF Official Selection Laurels_Black.jpg

At first, 'C', could not remember, she was 11 when it happened. 
Now 13, she is determined to tell her story.

SLIFF_Laurels.png

A Girl Named C  is a feature documentary addressing one of the most pervasive and taboo subjects in the United States--child sexual assault. The statistics on the occurrence of child sexual assault are staggering but rarely discussed. 1 in 3 girls before the age of 18 is sexually assaulted in America and experts estimate up to 50% of their perpetrators are other children. 

In the wake of the #Metoo and #Timesup movements, A Girl Named C adds an important insight to the dialogue by offering a path into the mind of a child survivor of assault. 

The fact remains that like so many of the cases of child sexual assault there is only circumstantial evidence of what happened to C. There are children who saw them go in and emerge from that bathroom together. There are friends and teachers who can attest to her good character. There are psychologists and statistics that can verify the rareness of children misreporting rape.

In that light, this film is about exposing a tragically ubiquitous experience that needs to be addressed. It is about an epidemic facing the youngest members of society and the process of healing through a child's eyes.