Breaking through...

Australia, 1990

Film
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Cathy Ann Matthews had only pleasant and peaceful recollections of her childhood. Not until her own daughter was getting married did the memories of the past come flooding back. This sensitive and moving docu-drama is about a woman coming to terms with the horrible abuse she went through as a child and deals with the way these memories flooded her mind until she became almost suicidal. Stars Deidre Rubenstein, Tony Barry, Gabrielle Mason, Julie Hamilton and Noni Hazlehurst. Based on the book ‘Breaking though: no longer a victim of child abuse’ by Cathy Ann Matthews.

Credits

director

Jackie McKimmie

producer

Richard Mason

production company

Alfred Road Films

Language

English

Duration

00:55:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

38296

Subject categories

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Counseling

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Counseling

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Child abuse

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Counseling

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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