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5.0 out of 5 stars Gentle and powerful personal stories of childhood abuse
"Common Threads" is a beautiful, quiet documentary of the stories of two adults, who had been sexually abused as children and have healed from these traumas. Connie Robillard and Marcel Duclos are psychotherapists with many years experience of helping people recover from abuse. They weave their professional knowledge with the sensitive wisdom that comes from having...
Published on January 10, 2011 by Lawrence G. Rosenberg

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3.0 out of 5 stars Common Threads: Stories of Life After Trauma
I watch a lot of this type of film because I am always looking for training materials for volunteers that work with abused kids. This was not one of my favorite, I was just board.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gentle and powerful personal stories of childhood abuse, January 10, 2011
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Lawrence G. Rosenberg (Cambridge, MA United States) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Common Threads: Stories of Life After Trauma (DVD)
"Common Threads" is a beautiful, quiet documentary of the stories of two adults, who had been sexually abused as children and have healed from these traumas. Connie Robillard and Marcel Duclos are psychotherapists with many years experience of helping people recover from abuse. They weave their professional knowledge with the sensitive wisdom that comes from having gradually worked through the memories and consequences of having been molested and having no one to talk to about what had been happening. Through their stories, the viewer senses what children feel when they are forced into these violating situations: the confusion, shame, secrecy, and aloneness. Interspersed with their speaking are images of nature throughout the year and children playing on the beach; these scenes offer the hope that change, growth, and healing does emerge from these childhood traumas. "Common Threads" will be valuable to anyone concerned about child sexual abuse, including individuals seeking recovery and those who offer healing and safety.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Powerful and Emotional Film About the Long Term Effects of Child Abuse, February 24, 2011
This review is from: Common Threads: Stories of Life After Trauma (DVD)
I saw this film yesterday and I am buying a copy for a friend who plans to show it at a teachers conference. This film is for anyone who wants to understand child abuse from the inside out. Our country is faced with an epidemic which is the root of many social problems. The long term effects of child abuse are many including violence, substance abuse, mental illness and so much more that seems like individual social problems." This film shows us the roots of so much - worth the fifty minutes of viewing time. This film makes a great group discussion video.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A moving and enlightening film, January 26, 2011
This review is from: Common Threads: Stories of Life After Trauma (DVD)
THIS FILM IS A BRILLIANTLY MADE, THOUGHT-PROVOKING, MASTERPIECE. Although I am unable to relate to these accounts on a personal level, this film has brought to me a much deeper understanding of sexual abuse and the healing process of it's victims. The director's vision allows for someone like myself, rather uninformed on the subject matter, to really feel where the people depicted in the film are coming from. I highly recommend this documentary.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Common Threads and the Healing Journey, January 11, 2011
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Common Threads: Stories of Life after Trauma is absolutely riveting. To hear these two brave individuals open up and share their own personal stories of sexual abuse was truly inspirational for me in my own journey towards emotional healing. I would recommend this DVD to anyone who is battling or has battled any form of emotional trauma. This could also be a great resource for those who work with or are training to work with survivors of abuse.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Common Threads: Stories of Life After Trauma, August 25, 2012
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I watch a lot of this type of film because I am always looking for training materials for volunteers that work with abused kids. This was not one of my favorite, I was just board.
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