Als Je Eens Wist 1

Hilde Van Mieghem talks with people who witnessed child abuse in the hopes of breaking the taboo around this sensitive subject.

about this project

Hilde Van Mieghem talks with people who witnessed child abuse in the hopes of breaking the taboo around this sensitive subject.

ClientS

VRT

Canvas

Year

2020

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'Als je eens wist' is a three-part documentary series by Hilde Van Mieghem about different forms of child abuse and family violence. In each episode, she talks to three victims about what happened to them as a child or adolescent, about the circumstances in which it happened and the impact it had on their lives and personalities. These interviews are supplemented with images from their daily lives.

In de serene, aangrijpende driedelige documentaire 'Als je eens wist...' getuigen negen volwassen slachtoffers over mentaal, fysiek of seksueel geweld en de impact daarvan op zijzelf en de maatschappij.

Andreas Ilegems

Journalist voor Knack Focus

Uitstekende, alarmerende en appellerende documentaire over kindermishandeling.

Kris Kuppens

Journalist voor De Morgen

A collection of painful and heartbreaking stories about emotional terror, physical and sexual violence of (step) parents towards their children. The victims also tell about the defense mechanisms they developed, about their doubts, insecurity, and feelings of guilt. How they were torn between feelings of fear and love for the perpetrators, who were also their fathers or mothers. They tell how helpless and lonely they often felt and how the official assistance was well-intentioned, but not always efficient.

Child psychiatrist Peter Adriaensens, juvenile court judge Nicole Caluwé, pediatrician Johan Marchand and trauma psychiatrists Bessel van der Kolk and Leen Thys place the stories in a broader perspective.

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