Children are naive, they can be easily manipulated. That's why people use their power over them. With childhood abuse, victims are often too young to know how to express what is happening and seek out help. In such cases it’s not a sudden realization, it is comprehended over the years what had happened and trauma extends far into adulthood. As I have experienced it, through this project I would like to bring out the feelings and emotional journey of someone who was deeply rooted and later uproots themselves from their surroundings while dealing with the trauma.
Childhood was not all dark. Even with all these things, I still like to remember it as happy times in life. Growing up among the rural lives of a small town in Kerala, I heard stories of intimate relations among humans. I heard stories of the culture, folktales, and history of brave humans and believed in them. I experienced all the magic of nature wandering. There are lots of movies talking about child abuse and trauma. Most of it leaves us in the dark and will be traumatic to watch. Through this project I am trying to show more of feelings rather than showing the violence itself which doesn’t make people run away from it. Something like this can trigger people into sharing their own stories.
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