Some things are hard to talk about

Some things are hard to talk about


Some Things Are Hard To Talk About is a personal documentary about the secrets of abortions in my family over three generations.
For the first time my grandmother, my mother and I share our experiences. We witness the unfolding of an intricate family history of choices and resulting effects.


In the middle of a relationship crisis get pregnant. My boyfriend threatens, that our relationship will not support a second child. Do I keep the baby? I am confronted with the memoirs of an abortion I had ten years before. Never had I imagined that this would play a role in my life again. Neither did I expect to unravel the secrets of abortion in my family, which took place over three generations:

In my desperation I confide with my mother and my grandmother and discover that both had abortions. They had never talked about them before.


Length 75 min
Language German with English ST
Production Company Brockhaus/Wolff
Commissioning Editor Sabine Rollberg Arte / WDR
Producer / director Stefanie Brockhaus
Cinematographer Stefanie Brockhaus
Editor Ulrike Tortora
Sound Editing Jörg Elsner
Sound Mixing Michael Hinreiner
Colour Correction Martin Otter