From 404 Productions, Suspended in a Sunbeam is a compelling and socially conscious story exploring exploitation and the fragile balance between love and control in a modern relationship.
When Kay and George meet at a party their lives are catapulted into disarray and Kay’s perspective on life and what it means to be free is changed for good. Exploring the complexity of relationships in an equally complex world, Suspended in a Sunbeam is a story about love lost and won, living versus existing and finding the hope in hopelessness.
Directed by Daniel Hill and featuring members of The Point Youth Theatre, Suspended in a Sunbeam is available for school, youth and community groups to open the way for intelligent and informed conversations about difficult subjects such as manipulation, exploitation and abuse.
Check out the trailer below or head over to www.sunbeamfilm.co.uk for more information on the film and accompanying resource pack.
Suspended in a Sunbeam on IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt7160638/
Child sexual exploitation (CSE) is the sexual abuse of any young person aged under 18 and can affect any child, anywhere, at any time. Victims of CSE might receive things like food, accommodation, drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, gifts, money or affection in exchange for sexual activity.
Children often don’t understand that they are being abused, and in many cases believe they are in a loving relationship with the person exploiting them. Abusers will take advantage of this by isolating them from their friends and family, allowing them to gain even more control. This can leave children feeling trapped. They may think the abuse is their fault, that they have done something wrong or be scared they will be punished if they tell someone what is happening.
If you work in education and are interested in using the film, please get in touch by visiting www.sunbeamfilm.co.uk.