Childhood trauma, seen clearly through the lens
With the release of his new short film "Crabs in the Sand", Tom Gerber hopes to put the often-ignored subject of childhood sexuality on society’s agenda.
"Crabs in the Sand" is not an easy film to watch. It begins with a picture of innocence and calm – a group of children spending a summer day at the beach. But this idyllic scene is interrupted by a disturbing sexual meeting that teeters on the boundary between rape and prostitution. By the end, it is not clear which of the two parties involved is more wounded.