Higher Education

Using the Film in the Classroom:
INCEST A Family Tragedy is an essential tool for any college or university to use when teaching both undergraduate and graduate students about human sexuality and family dynamics.  The film provides urgent information that future therapists, social workers, teachers and parents when dealing with children and families. Incest is an often overlooked problem in our society.  95% of child sexual abuse is happening within our own homes. We must educate those working most closely with those involved, to find a solution to the problem. 

An educational copy of the film is available for college and universities. Each purchase includes a license to publicly show and exhibit the film.

University of Maine:
Dr. Sandra Caron, Professor of Human Sexuality and Family Relations for the University of Maine, has added INCEST A Family Tragedy to her class curriculum in 2008. The multi-award winning documentary is being used as an adjunct to the text “Human Sexuality” by Dr. Roger Hock. This is the standard college text used in the education of future mental health professionals. Upon completing the course, each student is urged to donate their copy of the film to a local non-profit advocacy organizations.  This is an innnovative approach exposes students to learing firsthand how their classroom studies have a direct connection to community involvement and helping others. Shazzam Films endorses this laudable model and urgest all education departments to follow Maine's ground-breaking example and expose the frightening practice of incest and abuse.

“I want to let you know how much I appreciate your movie - it is really, really good! I am happy to help promote it or collect stories, whatever.... let me know.  I will be using the film with the textbook, Human Sexuality by Dr. Roger Hock for my class on sexuality.”

- Dr. Sandra Caron, College of Education and Human Development, University of Maine.


Other Higher Education entities using the film include:

  • University of Toledo
  • University of Western Florida
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Vermont


To purchase INCEST A Family Tragedy