At just four years old, Sasha endured abuse from three separate family members over a four year period. He lived a life framed by film, his father a filmmaker, and Sasha an actor from a young age. It was also through film, watching home video, that he began to heal from the trauma of his past. As Sasha watched himself as a child, in proximity to his abusers, he saw his own innocence and helplessness with terrible clarity. Seeing those unsettling video clips gifted Sasha some validation, a reminder that he had nothing to do with what his abusers chose to do with him—but that he had everything to do with the strength and resilience it required to stand up in public and prosecute them for their crimes.
Sasha Joseph Neulinger shares his autobiographical story about surviving multigenerational child sexual abuse. His presentation covers the abuse, family dynamics, childhood therapy, the prosecution process, and how he got to where he currently is today. Now a filmmaker himself, Sasha recently completed his first feature length documentary, “Rewind,” which is an autobiographical film about his life surviving multigenerational child sexual abuse.