At just four years old, Sasha Joseph Neulinger became a victim of child sexual abuse. While he endured abuse from three separate family members over a four year period, he found the strength to break though the threats of his abusers, and spent the next nine years of his life testifying against all three of them, transforming from victim to survivor.
But surviving child sexual abuse wasn’t the end of his journey, and after years of therapy and personal work, he is now thriving - married and building a home in the mountains of Montana. Today he travels the country as a speaker and a filmmaker, working to inspire survivors and the organizations doing everything they can to help.
In 2016, Sasha began work on a documentary film to chronicle this journey. His film, REWIND, received a special jury mention at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival and will have it U.S. television debut on PBS in the spring of 2020 - bringing his story to 280 million U.S. households.
SASHA IN 1991
OWEN GLEIBERMAN | VARIETY
STEPHEN SAITO | THE MOVEABLE FEST
Bring REWIND to your next event.
For Sasha Joseph Neulinger, the journey to direct REWIND began during the winter of 2013 in a college basement. At that time, he had the vision for what would follow, but lacked the financing, team, and connections to bring the project to life. After six years of grinding to bring his autobiographical story to light, REWIND made it’s world premiere at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival where it received a special jury mention and extensive press coverage. The film will make its U.S. television debut in the spring of 2020 when it airs on PBS - bringing it to 280 million households across the country.
REWIND, and Sasha, can be part of your next event. We are now booking screenings of the film for CACs, law enforcement agencies, and non-profits in the child advocacy space. Click the button below to let us know how a screening of REWIND could support your work.