This movie deals with horrific situation a family should never have to face-- abuse by a parent. All seven of the children were
abused physically. All five girls were also sexually abused. The mother was also a key contributor to the abuse as well
by preferring social status, and a dependent income over the welfare of her own children. For example, when one of her
children became pregnant at age 17, the mother was more concerned about how it would affect the family in the social
circles they frequented-with the "naughty" pregnant girl, than she was about the babies welfare, her daughter's emotional
being, or the circumstances surrounding how her daughter got pregnant. Silence was the lesson taught to all of the children
by both parents lest their secret come out, and the families status shattered. And Silence, not love was learned.