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"Tender storytelling. I will be sitting with it and these feelings for some time..."

 

"A thorny topic handled with grace..."

"...provokes powerful thought."

"Tender storytelling. I will be sitting with it and these feelings for some time..."

 "Wow! What an incredible piece."

         

"Wonderfully nuanced and thoughtful..."

"Important and timely."

                              

"Beautiful and impactful!"

 

"It hit me in some profound and deep ways. Awareness is key and you need the key to unlock the changes this world needs."

"An important film!"

"A powerful message that all parents must-see."

"beautiful, alarming, devastating and hopeful..."

"Wow. That said more in a short time than any voluminous book or lengthy documentary ever could. A stunning achievement."

"A must watch!"

 

   "So moving. Thank you for your work!"

"Very powerful."

 

"Shocking!"

 

"A brilliant, timely, and reflective package."

 

"Beautifully and simply told.

Very disturbing and evocative."

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"Fantastic film. The deft hand with which filmmaker Karis Campbell crafts this story is superb. A cautionary tale of abused trust, this short tells a complicated story with great precision."

I went into social work because someone I cared deeply about was a victim of horrific, violent child abuse. And throughout my education and early career- that is what came to mind when I thought of child abuse, those horrifying scenes we see dramatized in films or TV specials. What I have learned to be true, and what Tomorrow shows us in such a frightfully beautiful way, is how normal- adjacent abuse can be. That even a picture-perfect scene can be deceptive, and that boundaries can so easily be blurred and pushed. This film brought a lot up for me, to look at how I am arming my own child to navigate the world and how to best protect him. I am so grateful to Karis and Paul for creating something so thought-provoking, both as a social worker and a parent. This film is truly very special and a must-watch for anyone with children in their lives.

 

-Stephanie Popescu, MSW

Karis and Paul offer a lifeline to those, like myself, who have suffered childhood trauma left buried and unresolved into adulthood. The dramatized abuse of a toddler by a caregiver in Karis’ film paints a troubling picture of how easily these acts can go undetected. In the epilogue, Paul courageously tells the story of his own journey, as he began to recognize that his inner turmoil was fanned by repressed memories of abuse he endured as a child by someone he knew and trusted, and how he came to terms with it. His story mirrors my own in many ways. Horrible memories, though they may be wrapped up, taped, and left on a shelf, remain there and can torment a victim a drop at a time. “Tomorrow” tells us the pain felt by victims of abuse is valid, that we are worthy of support. And help is out there.

-Joe P.

I spoke with one of my classes last week when a senior asked about why I always make ribbons and have facts on my board about child abuse each April. Normally I deflect and say that as a teacher I care about my students— which is technically true. But that day I was able to tell them that I had experienced abuse as a child. I didn’t go into any detail, and my hands were shaking the entire time. However, I had a couple students come up to me after class and at the end of the day and disclosed to me. 

None of that would have happened without a simple click of the heart on Twitter. Strange to think, isn’t it, that something so small could affect people on the other side of the country. 

Our traumas were terrible violations. However, it was through that, that we are both - to varying degrees- able to help others. We stopped the cycle in our own lives, and we can help stop the cycle in the lives of those we reach with our stories. The importance of this film can’t be overstated. We must speak about child abuse in all its forms in order to stop this epidemic from destroying future generations. 

 

-Allison

Tomorrow is an important film for parents and care providers. The insidious nature of the abuse children are subjected to Is an unfathomable and horrible reality. This film is a chilling reminder of our need to be diligently careful about whom we entrust the care of our children for it is statistically most often those we know who inflict the abuse. Film director Karis Campbell’s sensitivity and detailed care with which she unveils the terrible truth in Tomorrow is masterful.

-Michaela Muro Dimes