Leap the Film
There is life after every disappointment.
Going through the internet I ran into an Instagram page named @leapthefilm.
The profile promoted the short movie LEAP, a movie about a girl who survived sexual abuse and rethinks suicide. Basically, the page informs and promotes the movie which is a part of ALL VOICES FILM FESTIVAL (a short films celebrating diversity in front of and behind the camera), launched by Amazon Prime Video. All participants compete for a grand prize of $25,000, and the winning film will be judged based on customer engagement.
So, I said, I have 15 minutes extra and let's watch the movie and see what is it about and give these people an extra credit and review for their effort.
What I saw in those 15 minutes is that there is LIFE in every heartbeat and after every disappointment.
Unfortunately, many children suffer from sexual abuse. I don't want to look over statistics because I will be a way to disappointed from humanity and what is happening although we should not refuse the facts and be blind in front of them. The consequences are unspeakable, long term and life changing. Every human being that had such a burden will never look at the eyes of life cheerfully. If I had a wish to make I would wish never ever a child to have to go through sexual abuse. However, this short movie represents a girl who was abused by a family member. The consequences are devastating, she hates being alive and living with the memory of her father. She can't have a relationship, she can't be loved nor she can't love. Through the conversation, we find out, that as a consequence of this sexual abuse she was drinking to the state of not remembering anything afterward.
Finally, she decides to commit suicide when some old 'friend' of hers intercept it. She confesses to him and his two friends her story and her intention to die.
Next morning she wakes up chained and threatened that they will steal money from her father by blackmailing him with her story. Although she doesn't respect her father and she could let them do anything to him, although she wanted to commit suicide, she fights. She fights for life, she fights to get free from those three, and at the end, we see that LIFE is worth to be living.
We all have our struggles. Life is not easy by itself. I never wished anybody to go through such things. But in the end, we have to fight because LIFE IS WORTH TO BE LIVED. And I know that there is a struggle in everyone, but what I also know that there is courage in every human being to continue and fight and everybody deserves better. We don't need to be chained and nearly killed in order to start loving ourselves, our lives and to give our best in living it. Because we are worth it.