Produced in conjunction with Freshwater Haven in 2002, “Flashcards” is a sensitive portrayal of one girl's struggle with child sexual abuse. Beneath the façade of a fun and carefree summer at the family cottage in 1968 Michigan, this film reveals an 11-year-old girl's anguished emotions and behaviors in response to sexual abuse committed within her own family.


“Flashcards” won the Best Short Audience Award at the New York International Film and Video Festival in April 2003 and was chosen to participate in the Marche du Film at the Cannes in May 2004. In September of 2004, American Public Television acquired the broadcast and non-commercial cable rights for this short film. The film has subsequently been used to educate children nationwide about this difficult issue.