Margarita is a 20 min film in which 96yo Margarita Solis shares her story of sexual abuse by the acting manager of the Senior's Rental Service she was living in. Margarita talks about the impact the sexual abuse had on her and how those who listened, transformed her life.
Margarita shared her story on film to educate service providers and community members about the power of listening, really listening, to older women. Margarita also wants her film to send the message to older women that sexual abuse is not their fault - and that there are services that can help.
Margarita was able to share her story on film because she is surrounded by a supportive network of friends and family - and because she is living in a residential aged care service where she is valued and respected and safe.