Mum, please stop it!

A film by Stephanie N. Linke

When mothers abuse their children

The film tells the story of Axel and Andrea: Both were abused by their mothers for years. Sexual abuse of children by women is still an absolute taboo topic because it goes against all the usual clichés. Axel and Andrea have long repressed their traumatic experiences. Only with the birth of their own children the devastating memories came back and threatened to crush them. In order to live a normal life with their children, Axel and Andrea recount their experiences.


WDR 2012 – 45 mins

Camera: Laurentia Genske
Editing: Karl-Heinz Satzger