For virtually all her life, 13-year-old Katie had been imprisoned by her mentally deluded parents. She had been locked in a room, tied to a 'potty-chair' where she endured years of isolated silence punctuated by brutality. She could not speak, nor understand any language. But even when she was released from this living hell, Katie's misery was far from over. Doctors and psychiatrists descended on the traumatised girl in drovers, each eager to claim the miracle of 'curing' her. Throughout this nightmare, Katie had one true friend: Sandra, a young linguistics student, who became her closest companion and could see the fragile, beautiful teenager within this abused girl who behaved like a wild animal.
Horrifying and Thought-Provoking
- Mockingbird Don’t Sing review by JB
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Well scripted and acted, particularly the part of Katie played by Tarra Steele. Costumes, sets & vehicles from the 1970s particularly well done. What made it really gripping was the knowledge that it is based on a true story - how could people treat another person that way, especially a child ?