Rewind (2020)

Rewind (2020)

A harrowing account of child abuse and a family's role in sustaining or preventing it

The Very Best

8.0

Movie

United States of America
English
Documentary
2019
SASHA JOSEPH NEULINGER
Sasha Joseph Neulinger
86 min

What it's about

Digging through the vast collection of his father's home videos, a young man reconstructs the unthinkable story of his boyhood and exposes vile abuse passed through generations.

The take

Mystery, domestic horror, and urgent true crime investigation rolled into one, Rewind sees filmmaker Sasha Joseph Neulinger revisiting his own abuse at the hands of a family member while remembering to let his case amplify into a call to action to protect children everywhere. His personal testimony would have been powerful enough, but he dares to put numerous members of his family in front of the camera, too, who begin to unravel a history of neglect and trauma rotting the core of this family over generations. Innocent home video footage turns sinister and seemingly inconsequential memories become warning signs that every adult should be on the lookout for, no excuses.

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