Four years into her first serious relationship, 25 year old CSA survivor Raquel O’Brien realised she was perpetuating a cycle of abuse, only this time she was the perpetrator. In a desperate attempt to break the cycle, she decides to journey back to the source of her rage – her childhood. Her personal investigation uncovers a traumatic history laced with sexual abuse and a father with a dark secret.
Silent Waves tells one true story led by O’Brien after 18 months of raw, brutally honest and open conversations with her family about the cataclysmic circumstances of their story for the first time… and all recorded on tape.
What emerges is a larger story as her previously fractured family, emboldened by being interviewed, find the freedom to confront their conflicting versions of the events and reconcile with it and each other.