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The Family Secret

Duration: 1 x 52'

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With extraordinary access, this BAFTA nominated film follows the story of a family who confront a secret of sexual abuse after 25 years.  

A devastating human story told with sensitivity, but sparing us nothing. The courage of Kath, the woman at the centre of this story is extraordinary. Sexually abused from the age of seven, she is now in her 30s and comes face to face with her abuser in a restorative justice session, which is – beneath a calm surface – as riven with pain and anger as you would imagine.

What the Press Say:

The Telegraph - "Regular Emmy- and Bafta-winning production company True Vision (China’s Stolen Children, Poor Kids, Catching a Killer) have produced what sounds like another awards contender in this intriguingly conceived, groundbreaking one-off documentary."

The Guardian - "This one-off documentary probes the deeply uncomfortable revelation of sexual abuse in a family, 25 years after the incident occurred."

Radio Times - "The courage of the woman at the centre of this story is extraordinary."


BAFTA Nominated in the category 'Single Documentary' for 2020.

Grierson Award Nominee 2020 for Best Single Documentary

AIB Media Award Nominee 2020

True Vision for Channel 4