In a documentary film, French actress Emmanuelle Béart talks about the sexual abuse she experienced as a child.
In a documentary film, French actress Emmanuelle Béart admits to having been a victim of abuse in her own family as a child.
Emmanuelle Béart speaks about abuse
She does not want to reveal the identity of the family member who abused her between the ages of 10 and 14, said co-director Anastasia Mikova on Tuesday at the presentation of the film in Neuilly-sur-Seine. However, it was not Béart’s father.
In her film “Un silence si bruyant” (A Noisy Silence), four other people who say they were victims of abuse in their own families have their say. “I didn’t want to speak myself, I wanted to give others space to speak,” Béart said in a video message. It was “not a film about victims,” but about “people who were victims and who are fighting today,” she told Elle magazine.
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The documentary should be shown in a special screening in the youth secretariat of state, the broadcaster M6 reported.
According to an independent commission on incest and child sexual abuse, around 160,000 children are victims of sexual violence in France every year. Approximately 5.5 million adults experienced childhood abuse, mostly within their own families.
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