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Director - Patrick V. Brown

Run Time - 71 minutes
Language - English
Format - DVD / Digital Streaming
Year - 2013
Genre - Documentary

Educational Interest- Adolescence, Family Relations, Justice, Medicine


Institutional DVD Price: $245



In A Town This Size introduces an Oklahoma town and its long-ignored tragedy of child sexual abuse by a prominent pediatrician. Covering events in the 1960's and 1970's and into present times, Patrick V. Brown introduces us to his childhood and family friends - none of who spoke directly to one another about the abuse while it occurred and who now share their stories on film. The film illustrates that with determination, support and direct conversation about abuse, those harmed can choose their survival.


"This film is more than a documentary; it is a wakeup call, a call for healing and a call for action. I highly recommend it." - Max G. Feirstein, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist/Clinical Faculty, Ph.D. Program at the California School of Professional Psychology


"Patrick Brown's documentary account of the quiet horror of child sexual abuse is poignant, evocative and important. Directed with respect and simplicity, it raises awareness of what happens, on a daily basis, to children from ordinary families in ordinary towns. The various interviews are moving, pure, and told without pretense.  I recommend it highly." - Steven Isaacman, Psy.D., LMFT, FIPA/Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist


"In A Town This Size is an exceptionally powerful film and an important tool for advocates seeking justice for victims of child sexual abuse.   It is a call to action offered from the hearts and in the voices of survivors about the pain and long term impact of child sexual abuse and its effect on families and communities." - Justine Andronici, Esquire/Attorney and Advocate