An inspiring film showcasing a true story of sexual abuse has made its world premiere in London. Directed by BAFTA and Emmy Award nominated Julian Jarrold and starring the likes of Mark Stanley and Emily Beecham, Sulphur & White chronicles NSPCC ambassador David Tait MBE’s experience of child sexual abuse, exploring the major effect it has since had on his life.
A longstanding supporter and campaigner of leading children’s charity NSPCC, David has previously raised over £1.5 million for the charity – which included climbing Mount Everest five times – and works with the organisation to continually raise awareness about child sexual abuse. His incredible dedication and continual services to children meant he was awarded an MBE in 2010.
David Tait MBE said: ‘When I was 10 I was abused by a group of men. It took a lot of time for me to come to terms with it and make it public, now my goal is to destigmatise sexual abuse. I’m convinced by removing the stigma people will cope with the problem better than in the past.
‘Sulphur and White does three things, teach the world what sexual abuse actually is, show the collateral damage that someone is capable of doing and that there is redemption and a future. Now we have NSPCC and Childline – we have an alternative.
‘Hopefully it can encourage people with a hidden past to talk about their own problems and wear them on their sleeve. The film will give an awful lot of people comfort going forward.’
Now available to see in cinemas across the UK, a percentage of proceeds from Sulphur & White viewings will be donated to the NSPCC.
Taking on the role of David in the film, actor Mark Stanley said: ‘I hope that people watching Sulphur and White will gain some of the insight and understanding that I got from playing this part about the profound impact of child sexual abuse.’