Director of Emmy-nominated documentary Rewind to share his story on surviving child abuse.
Updated: Mar 27, 2023
Sasha Joseph Neulinger, director of the Emmy-nominated documentary Rewind, will serve as the keynote speaker at two events this month hosted by the Paluxy River Children’s Advocacy Center of Granbury.
The first will take place from 9 a.m.–2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 29, at Lake Granbury Conference Center and will include a screening of Rewind, followed by a Q&A session and lunch.
Hours later, a second event will be held from 6-9 p.m. at Glen Rose High School, and will also include a screening and dinner.
Both events are free to attend, but attendees are asked to RSVP by clicking here.
The events kick off National Child Abuse Prevention Month in April.
“Children often don’t voice the tragedies and abuses they are experiencing at the hands of loved ones for a multitude of reasons. Neulinger shares his own experience of surviving multi-generational sexual abuse in this documentary to allow outsiders to see the impact these abuses have on children,” said CAC executive director Julie Boudreaux.
“While it is a subject many find uncomfortable and may try to avoid, Rewind sheds light on the necessity of children’s advocacy centers and the role they play to assist law enforcement in bringing perpetrators to justice.”
In this candid and personal documentary, Neulinger revisits his childhood and the events that tore apart his seemingly perfect world.
While his father was constantly filming family celebrations and events, he was also unknowingly documenting a hidden family secret that eventually led to a media firestorm, a high-stakes court battle and a generational reckoning.
The documentary has been met with rave reviews:
“A therapeutic masterwork.” - rodgerebert.com
“Rewind rises above the familiar to the realm of genuinely inspirational.” - Wall Street Journal
“It’s a saga about perseverance and bravery, two qualities that Neulinger - then and now - exhibits in spades.” - Esquire
Today, Neulinger travels the world, sharing his story and providing a voice for children that deserve access to justice and healing.
“In order to not be defined by their trauma, children require proper support; trauma doesn’t have to derail the life of a child,” Neulinger said. “With the support of children’s advocacy centers, children can find immense strength, self-awareness and confidence from confronting their trauma and the source of their pain head-on.
“If these children have the courage to speak up, then as the adults, we must have the courage not only to listen, but to do everything in our power to support them.”