Close to Home | 2000
Focusing on five cases from different parts of the country, the film permits the subjects to tell their stories in their own words. We are introduced to two very resilient young sisters who were abused by a family friend while in his care. They are preparing to testify in court to ensure his conviction. The film includes testimony from a professional hockey player, who, along with hundreds of other teenagers, was molested by his nationally renowned coach. He ultimately found the courage to try to stop the cycle of abuse. A young woman talks about the fact that, years later, she is still not ready to confront her abuser for fear of the ramifications for her family.