Documentaries that feature trauma:

The Hunting Ground [1] by Kirby Dick

  • Description: The Hunting Ground is a film documentary that explores sexual assault on United States campuses, institutional cover-ups, and the toll that abuse takes on victims and their families as they fight for justice.

The Invisible War [2] by Kirby Dick

  • Description: This film documentary investigates violent sexual assault within the United States military. Interviews with victims detail their experiences with the consequences of rape, corruption of the justice system, and attempts to seek medical and psychological care.

What I’ve Been Through Is Not Who I Am [3] by End Child Prostitution, Child Pornography and Trafficking of Children for Sexual Purposes (EPCAT) USA

  • Description: This documentary is centered around the sexual exploitation of children in the United States. Katrina, a survivor of human trafficking, shares her emotional story of recovery and success. Experts also discuss the traumatic effects of commercial sexual exploitation of children.

Who Will Love Me?: Four Stories of Mother-Daughter Incest [4] by Christine Hatchard, Ph.D.

  • Description: This is a courageous documentary that uses interviews with four women who were sexually abused by their mothers to describe the long-term impact of this type of abuse. Painful and articulate, these women describe the tremendous impact of mother-daughter incest, yet inspire the audiences with their courage and struggle to heal.

You’re Not Crazy and You’re Not Alone: Inside the Inner World of Dissociative Identity Disorder [5] by Wendy Lemke, M.S.

  • Description: This DVD features six individuals with dissociative identify disorder who share their experiences, artwork, and poetry, so that others may understand the disorder from their perspective and how treatment has impacted their lives.

[1] Dick, K. (2015). The hunting ground. Retrieved from

[2] Dick, K. (2012). The invisible war. Retrieved from

[3] End Child Prostitution, Child Pornography and Trafficking of Children for Sexual Purposes (ECPAT) USA. (2011). What I’ve been through is not who I am. Retrieved from

[4] Hatchard, C. (2011). Who will love me? Four stories of mother-daughter sexual abuse. Retrieved from

[5] Lemke, W. (2014). You’re not crazy and you’re not alone: Inside the inner world of dissociative identity disorder. Retrieved from!dvd/c1i6h