“My beloved child is a masterful film. It’s one of the strongest and most important films I have seen in a long time”. Gunnar Iversen, PhD Professor in filmscience at NTNU, Trondheim, Norway.
"Congratulation on a superb piece of work. The film is powerful simultaneously in an educational and 'human' sense". Deborah Harrison, PhD Professor Department of Sociology University of New Brunswick, Canada.
"This film taught us more about abuse and incest than we have learned at college". Student, Childcare college, Volda, Norway.
"This film is fantastic".Gerd Ljøkelsøy, Head teacher, Norway.
"This is an extraordinary documentary" Alex Bottinelli, Clearinghouse & Resource Coordinator, Vermont, USA.
“Everyone who’s got children or know someone with children, should watch this film”. Karen Sandemose, mother, Denmark.
”This film is something children can see, and just imagine how many abused children that will come forward after seeing this film”. Anita Grandemo, director of the acclaimed nurseries Villa Matilda
“I want this film to all the schools in the country”. Thor Flaatten, social teacher, Norway.
“It is an incredible touching and gripping film. It created anger and despair, and thousands of questions and lots of discussion in my class. This film is grand.” Laila W. Andersen, teacher, Norway.
"This film must be compulsory for all schools". Chief Medical Doctor, Volda, Norway.
"Thank you for having made this film". Common reaction from sexually abused people after watching the film.
Teachers Unions Paper 'Utdanning':
"Principal at Egge School in Lier in Buskerud, Trine Thielemann, is one of many teachers that have seen the film. She says the film puts focus on an incredible important subject. - After having seen the film we asked our self why we as teachers don’t see this. I ordered the film to our school, a school with over 400 pupils, some of them probable victims of the same as Sigrid Beate, but why do we not see it? I realized that we had to start talking about sexual abuse. We decided to start with a gathering for all our schools teachers where we screened the film. I believe this film is perfect for putting a very important subject on the agenda. - The problem in school’s is probable that teachers are afraid to tell. Maybe we know about children that we consider as being in “the grey zone” but it is a huge step for us to report it. 12 year old’s will have no problem seeing the film, they understand much more than we think".
The organization for nurses in Denmark:
"The film “My beloved child” is a honest and shocking portrait. It’s an incredible emotional and educational film about the harms incest is, and what destructive consequences it has on a human being. Sigrid Beate is just like the rest of us, which makes the film specially strong - everyone can identify with her. The film can only be recommended to invest in. It can be used as teaching material in schools, in mother groups, as educational material for nurses etc. etc. It can be used to enlighten and prevent abuse. We should focus on a still taboo subject, so we better can understand the mechanisms that are hidden in the abuser and the victim".
DVDanmelderen, 5 out of 6 points for the film:
"We recommend "My beloved child" to everyone, but specially as educational material for schools and parents. My personal message: Put away your books and focus on the social issues in this film". http://www.dvdanmelder
Høgskolen i Volda (HIO):
“My beloved child" received the best grade ever given at Volda Documentary film and television education, when the director Brit Jorunn Hundsnes, graduated with the exam-version of this film in 2002, says head of education Hans Martin Dypvik at the department of Media studies. http://www.hivolda.no/index.php?ID=21180&lang=eng&displayitem=2164&module=news
Department of Education:
"My beloved child is very good as educational material in schools. This film should be a reminder to schools and all the rest of us to react on signals of sexual abuse. We recommend to invite nurses, police and other local authorities that works with and for children and youths, when screening the film". https://ekstern.utdanning
Educational News: "Incest is a taboo subject. Those who are sexually abused often suffer from low self esteem and lack of trust in their surroundings. The actual numbers that are abused are huge, and very few are strong enough to tell their story. The objective with this film is to prevent abuse, and it is a very good tool and educational material, from primary schools up to university levels, and for all people working with children and for children’s rights". http://www.forbundsnytt.no/pls/uf/pa_dtdm.forbundsnytt?
Recommended by Psychic Health in schools: "Often drugs and crime becomes the way to survive for a person that has had all their boarders crossed. Their self worth is lost long before they are able to put the abuse into words. The victim develop’s as a child ways to survive that later in life becomes obstacles for a normal life. One can never defend murder, but one can be brave enough to see what lies behind. There is no doubt that the victims of sexual abuse needs to be seen and understood. The consequence’s of sexual abuse are so huge that there needs to be a broader focus on this issue". http://www.psykiskhelsei
DVDarkivet, 9 out of 10 points for the film: "This film should be compulsory for all teachers because it shows all the terrible sides connected to sexual abuse and the film tells a lot about what is going on inside a child’s head in a situation like this. If one of this countries many teachers can discover the signals, then one life and one mind might be saved. Brit Jorunn Hundsnes has truly made a strong documentary that makes an incredible impression, and it is made in a very good and professional way". http://dvdarkivet.no/review.php?dvdID=
Romsdals Budstikke, 5 out of 6 points for the film:
"A rare pearl of a documentary". http://www.rbnett.no/article/20050527/KULTUR/105270008
Dagbladet, 5 out of 6 points for the film:
"Far above the common confession stories".
Nordlys, 5 out of 6 points for the film:
"Some films are so strong that it is difficult to put into words. This film is a powerful awakening and a generous helping hand to those who needs it". http://www.nordlys.no/kultur/film/article1708785.ece Fredrikstad Blad - dice 5 "This film is a shocking document about something that often are hidden in the dark, but that should not be silenced. "My beloved child" must be seen by many. This film must be a reminder to schools and all the rest of us to take the signals of sexual abuse towards children seriously". http://www.f-b.no/article/20050420/ANMFILM/161576492
Haugesunds Avis, 5 out of 6 points for the film:
"An incredibly strong voice in the debate about crime and punishment”. http://www.h-avis.no/article/20040825/KULTURFILM/40825002