Resilience: A New, Eye-Opening Documentary

Together TV is glad to announce that on Sunday 14th June at 8pm, we will air groundbreaking documentary Resilience; a UK premiere. It also repeats on Tuesday 16th at 9pm.

Whilst the global pandemic and racial protests have been shaking everyone's daily lives across the world, it is important to highlight how tough times like these become even tougher for children stuck in abusive environments. This documentary shows what is happening to children right now could translate into a long term risk of developing diseases, instablity in life and early death.

Whilst society often portrays childhood as a time of hapiness and innocence, the sad reality for many children is that this is simply not true. In general, we assume that children are resilient and tough; we expect that they won't clearly remember upsetting events from their earliest years in their later ones. However, will the mind may forget, this clever documentary highlights that the body still remembers. Resilience reveals how toxic stress in pre-teens can trigger hormones that can wreak havoc on their brains and bodies; thereby putting them at greater risk for disease, homelessness, prison time and even early death.

The story of Resilience begins with two American doctors who realised that, despite their different fields of expertise, they had both discovered silimar findings in their research. Dr Felitti found that half of his obesity clinic patients who were gaining weight back had suffered abusive childhoods. Meanwhile, Dr Anda was finding that, for many, childhood traumas were a common factor in many deadly illnesses such as heart disease.

The pair then began to work together on research looking into Adverse Childhood Experiences.  Upon further investigation,  a dangerous biological syndrome that resides in children who experience abuse and/or neglect during childhood has been identified. Resilience documents this journey of scientific discovery as what was once considered controversial and unsupported research becomes increasingly significant and relevant work in our present day. 

 

 

Whilst the findings are shocking, Resilience also shares news of the start of a movement that is determined to fight back and bring hope for future generations. Pioneers within paediatrics, education and social welfare are using cutting-edge science and field-tested therapies to protect children from the insidious effects of toxic stress, along with changing the dark legacy of a childhood that no child would choose.

Resilience deals with dark and triggering subjects; the following charities are brilliant sources of support for children facing such issues today.  Please take a look at their sites below to find out more about how we can help stop and prevent childhood abuse and neglect here in the UK.

Barnardo's 

Action for Children   

NSPCC

 

Comments (40)

  1. April 5 months 3 weeks ago

    Are people in the US able to view this somehow? Thank you!

  2. Martha 5 months 3 weeks ago

    Hi April, thanks for your interest; Together TV is a British television channel available only in the UK for now. For more information on how to see the film in other regions, please contact the film makers via email -  matt(at)dartmouthfilms . com. 

  3. edith doran 5 months 3 weeks ago

    Hi I am a senior primary care social worker based in a GP practice in Northern Ireland

  4. Beverley Webb - StepForward Coaching 5 months 3 weeks ago

    I recommend watching this documentary as it clearly shows the effects of trauma in childhood and the prescribed medical outcomes in Adult life if left unsupported. I have hosted 3 Q&A panels in Kent and London and I specialise in Adults overcoming trauma and abuse ACEs.

    Together with my own lived experience growing up I am a speaker faciliitating workshops on recovery.

  5. Martha 5 months 3 weeks ago

    Hi Beverley, we are so pleased that you found this documentary so interesting. Thanks for sharing your insight with us!

  6. Laura Hale 5 months 3 weeks ago

    I would like a link to this program

  7. Martha 5 months 3 weeks ago

    Hi Laura, great to hear you are interested in watching Resilience! You can catch the film tonight at 9pm on our channel Together TV; Freeview 88, Sky 170, Virgin Media 269 and Freesat 164. 

  8. Jeannette 5 months 3 weeks ago

    I am a student of counselling psychology (MA level) and want to know more about ACE's. During my final undergraduate year
    I wrote a paper on ACE's and would love to see this film and bring it to my community one day.

  9. Martha 5 months 3 weeks ago

    Hi Jeannette, it's great to hear how the content of this brilliant documentary is so relevant to your studies! We hope you get a chance to watch the film tonight at 9pm on Together TV; Freeview 88, Sky 170, Virgin Media 269 and Freesat 164. 

  10. ShellyAnn Lokan 5 months 3 weeks ago

    can't come to this viewing as I am out of town but please notify me next time. Thanks for all you do

  11. Martha 5 months 3 weeks ago

    Hi ShellyAnn, we're sorry to hear you'll miss out this time! To get future updates about all the upcoming documentaries and more on Together TV, you are welcome to subscribe to our monthly newsletter. Thanks again for your interest! 

  12. Jessica Duffy 5 months 3 weeks ago

    Will this programme be available on My5 On Demand/Catchup?

  13. Martha 5 months 3 weeks ago

    Hi Jessica, thanks so much for your interest in Resilience! For this specific doc, we are only able to broadcast the film on our TV channel; there is a second showing of Resilience tonight on Together TV at 9pm. For more info on how to see the film in the future, please contact the film makers via email - matt(at)dartmouthfilms .com. 

  14. Geraldine McKay 5 months 3 weeks ago

    If you are working and do not have a box or recording ability, can this be watched on catch up online or anywhere else?? I have been looking forward to this and will be on night shift and unable to watch the live screening.

  15. Martha 5 months 3 weeks ago

    Hi Geraldine, thanks so much for getting in contact with us! For this specific doc we can only broadcast the film on our channel, with the second viewing being tonight at 9pm. However, if you would like more info on how to see the film in the future, please contact the film makers via email - matt(at)dartmouthfilms .com. 

  16. Kay farrell 5 months 3 weeks ago

    I need to look into this more and watch the program.

  17. Martha 5 months 3 weeks ago

    Hi Kay, thanks so much for showing your interest in Resilience! We hope you get a chance to watch the film in full tonight at 9pm on Together TV; Freeview 88, Sky 170, Virgin Media 269 and Freesat 164.

  18. Kate Cannon 5 months 3 weeks ago

    Is there any way that Americans can view the documentary?

  19. Martha 5 months 3 weeks ago

    Hi Kate, TogetherTV is a British telelvision channel that is broadcast only in the UK for now. We suggest contacting the film makers directly for more information on how you can access the film in America - please email  matt(at) dartmouthfilms .com.

  20. Geraldine McKay 5 months 3 weeks ago

    If you are working and do not have a box or recording ability, can this be watched on catch up online or anywhere else?? I have been looking forward to this and will be on night shift and unable to watch the live screening.

  21. Paula Meale 5 months 3 weeks ago

    I was sent an email telling me the Resilience film was available tonight, but I have been unable to watch this despite efforts. How can I view this? Thank you in advance.

  22. Martha 5 months 3 weeks ago

    Hi Paula, thanks for getting in contact with us about this brilliant documentary. The second showing of Resilience will be on Together TV tonight at 9pm; you can find us on Freeview 88, Sky 170, Virgin Media 269 and Freesat 164. We hope you enjoy the film!

  23. Anonymous 5 months 3 weeks ago

    Can i get this on catch up

  24. Martha 5 months 3 weeks ago

    Hi there, thanks for expressing your interest in Resilience! For this specific documentary, we are able to provide two showings on our TV channel Together TV; one of which is tonight at 9pm. For more information on how to see the film in the future, please contact the film makers directly via email - matt(at)dartmouthfilms . com. 

  25. Dr Win 5 months 3 weeks ago

    very useful document, thank you

  26. Clare 5 months 3 weeks ago

    Hi I have tied to find the is everywhere and can’t seem to find it? Any ideas? Thanks

  27. Martha 5 months 3 weeks ago

    Hi Clare, thanks for your interest in Resilience! The full film will be show on our channel Together TV tonight at 9pm. You can find us on Freeview 88, Sky 170, Virgin Media 269, Freesat 164. 

  28. Martha 5 months 3 weeks ago

    Hi Dr Win, we are so glad you found the documentary useful! You are welcome to subscribe to our monthly newsletters for future updates about upcoming documentaries and TV shows that might interest you on Together TV.

  29. Michelle 5 months 3 weeks ago

    How can I sign in to watch Resilience?

  30. Martha 5 months 3 weeks ago

    Hi Michelle, thanks for reaching out to us about how to watch Resilience! For this specific documentary, you can watch the full film on our channel Together TV tonight at 9pm. You can find us on Freeview 88, Skky 170, Virgin Media 269 and Freesat 164. 

  31. Alix Jackson 5 months 3 weeks ago

    Hi is Resilience available on demand?

  32. Martha 5 months 3 weeks ago

    Hi Alix, we are so glad to hear you are interested in watching Resilience. For this specific documentary, we are able to broadcast the full film twice on our channel TogetherTV; the second viewing is tonight at 9pm! For more info on how to see the film in the future, we suggest contacting the film makers via email - matt(at) dartmouthfilms . com.

  33. Caitriona 5 months 2 weeks ago

    I’m in Ireland, would I be able to watch this here or online somewhere? Thank you

  34. Martha 5 months 2 weeks ago

    Hi Caitriona, great to hear that you are interested in watching Resilience! For this specific documentary, we were only able to broadcast the film on our UK channel TogetherTV. For more information on how to view the documentary in other regions, we suggest contacting the film makers directly via email - matt (at) dartmouthfilms . com.  

  35. Gica 5 months 2 weeks ago

    Hello,
    please can you explain how to view this film? When I click on 'Watch Now' I just get the trailor and not the full film

  36. Martha 5 months 2 weeks ago

    Hi Gica, the film was broadcast on our television channel TogetherTV, available in the UK on Freeview 88, Sky 170, Virgin Media 269 and Freesat 164. For more information on how to watch the film in the future, we suggest contacting the film makers directly via email - matt (at) dartmouthfilms . com.

  37. Deb 5 months 2 weeks ago

    I live somewhere where I can't get channel 88 (rural West Midlands). Are there any alternatives? I have wifi and internet but can't get t to work on my laptop. Gutted because I really wanted to see this.

  38. Martha 5 months 2 weeks ago

    Hi Deb, we're so glad to hear of your interest in this documentary. On this occassion, we were able to show Resilience on our television channel twice. For more information on how to access the film in the future, we suggest contacting the film makers directly via email - matt (at) dartmouthfilms . com.

  39. June Jellies 5 months 2 weeks ago

    Mightily impressed that you screened this important film to the masses on Together TV. For the first time ever, I looked into your content only because I wanted to tell members of a peer to peer group of parents that parent traumatised adopted teens ( the Potato Grp) here in the UK about your screening of Resilience.
    You have some great content.
    I think I get how commissioning / buying rights to show content works and that it may be expensive - but - I am wondering if you could commission more showings of Resilience? Also wondering if you are able to see whether showing Resilience has increased your viewing numbers as a way to argue the case for more viewings?

  40. Martha 5 months 2 weeks ago

    Hi June, we are so glad to hear that you found Resilience so useful & interesting; it was indeed a very important documentary to share with our audience. In this case, we were only able to show Resilience on these two occassions on our channel. For more info on how to see the documentary in the future, we suggest contacting the film makers directly via email  - matt (at) dartmouthfilms . com.

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