It is very difficult to deal with a topic like child sexual abuse. Dealing with such a topic is a very sensitive premise. One can easily ruin it by sensationalizing it or simply making it too unpalatable by showing too much. Walking that tight rope requires a meticulous and delicate treatment in order to drive its point home, to introduce a possibly unsuspecting or unwilling audience to it, to hone their sensibilities and awareness in the most constructive way possible.
If a film makes you sit up and pay attention to your actions and of those around you, to perhaps strive for reform, then a product of art can be considered successful in a significant way. That is exactly what Maunn manages to achieve.
From denial to dealing with child abuse, Maunn breaks the silence effectively and efficiently. A must see for all parents.
The Blue Helmet
Cast: Hira Mehta
Director: Mohanjeet Kalsi