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Year of Production: 
January 1, 2011
Dutch with English subtitles

This film portrays the long-term impact of child abuse through interviews with two adults who wish to break through taboos and encourage advocacy and vigilance on the issue of child protection. In the film, Bas van Hout, a Dutch crime reporter, and Hameeda Lakho, the Pakistan born author of 'Hitting Home' and founding member of 'Stichting Geheim Geweld', talk about their traumatic experiences and the long impact of child abuse. They describe the lack of safety, security, and love that brings about a long search for processing, recognition, and acceptance.

"Hidden Violence” is a full film production, which can also be used as educational material. The film is intended, through the candid testimony of all involved, to reinforce the urgency of the issue of child abuse.

This film was made possible by: Bernard van Leer Foundation and Foundation Anton Constandse.


The Bernard van Leer Foundation website, October 18 2012.

Production Company: 
Catherine Keyl