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AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY EXPOSING THE WORLD OF TEENAGE DOMESTIC ABUSE

BRUISING SILENCE

SYNOPSIS

Gemma Cairney lead a dynamic, poignant and revealing Sony Award winning documentary about the hidden world of teenage abusive relationships.

The programme explored the issue of emotional and violent abuse through different types of relationships, including male on female, female on male and same sex – both from the perspective of the abused and the abuser.

This story was based on the first official study of its kind into young abusive relationships, which was commissioned by the NSPCC and the Home Office. It reported 25% of girls and 18% of boys have been physically abused and 75% of girls and 50% of boys have suffered emotional abuse. The study also found that sexual violence happened to one in three girls and one in six boys.

These powerful stories and experiences were brought together with Gemma’s own personal commentary.

 

CREDITS

Gemma Cairney – Presenter

Ben Taylor – Producer & Editor

Kate Bland – Executive Producer

 

QUOTE

“Radio 1 has been steadily building its documentary output…this programme is its most significant to date.”

Daily Telegraph

“This documentary was sensitive yet it didn’t pull its punches. Its treatment, production and notably its use of music, all showed a true understanding of its audience.”

Sony Radio Award judges