Breaking the Silence is an award-winning film (2009 Honolulu International Film Festival, 2009 Telly Award) by Michael Horn and Davida Horn, featuring "I'll Be My Own Hero", performed by Andrea Dair.
This film, which was originally intended to celebrate women's beauty, unexpectedly transformed into an emotionally compelling and empowering piece.
While conducting interviews, Co-Producer and Co-Director Michael Horn found himself deeply moved by the painful and touching stories these young women shared. Michael, in partnership with his daughter Davida - who also became a participant in the film - brought these amazing women together as an inspiration to others.
These courageous women teach, by example, that those who dare to believe in themselves can find the inner strength to triumph over abuse, neglect, rape, illness, abandonment, poverty and religious domination. The similarities in their stories, even though they did not know each other prior to filming, communicate to all those who have suffered so long in silence that they are not alone.
The producers hope others will be encouraged to begin their own healing and choose to be victors, not victims. And that they will be inspired to find their own inner strength, as they deal with a wide variety of challenges, in these very difficult times. Now, meet the women who have begun breaking the cycle of helplessness and despair, the women who are... Breaking the Silence
An award-winning new film by Michael Horn and Davida Horn 66 minutes Stereo Widescreen DVD © 2009 On The Couch Productions Playa del Rey, CA
See also: www.breakingthesilencemovie.com