Awful Normal (2006)





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When Karen and Celesta Davis were molested in 1978, "little" was being done about sexual abuse. Their parents' lack of action was neither questioned nor challenged, including years of continued social contact with the perpetrator, his wife, and their two young children. Twenty-five years later, the now grown women still feel unresolved. Haunted not only by their abuse and their parents' inaction, but also by a community made vulnerable to a perpetrator never reported to the authorities, they decide they must find him, and face him with what he did.Our journey follows them from their first family conference where they decide to find him, through a revealing therapy session and many intimate conversations between sisters, revealing some of the affects the abuse has had on their lives. As they move both physically and emotionally closer to finding their perpetrator, they make some surprising discoveries.A sure testament to the fragility and stamina of the human spirit, this film explores the ripple effects of a single action across generations and families, and puts these women literally face to face with their demons. -- © BGG Productions

Critic Reviews for Awful Normal

All Critics (2) | Top Critics (1)

Results comprise a potent and discomfiting document that will trigger strong reactions.

Full Review… | April 7, 2004
Top Critic

Powerful, painful and ultimately redemptive.

Full Review… | March 15, 2004
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