“Unsilong silence”, a former skater’s book, was featured in the documentary and aired on France Television this Wednesday.

“Why could he do that? We gave him our trust.” These inspirational words are Martine Abitbol’s.His daughter, former figure skater Sarah Abitbol is Her trainer, Gilles Beyer, raped several times when she was a teenager.documentary Such a long silenceBased on the book of the same name written by Sarah Abitbol, ​​aired on Wednesday, May 11th at 9:10 pm in France 2, we look back on these accusations that confused French sports.

This movie is personal and detailed, 10 French champions and bronze medalist of the World Championships (2000). Based on archive images and interviews, we look back on the first five-year-old girl to skate on ice in Nantes, more and more intensive training to bring her to the top level, and her encounter with Gilley Bayer. LThe feature film then works on accusations of former skaters.

Documentary offers the floor above all, revealing unpublished testimony Sarah Abitbol’s clan. She was her former on-ice partner, including Stephane Bernadis. However, directors Emmanuel Anison and Remy Berkel are the presidents of the French Federation of Ice Sports (FFSG), Natalie Petcharat, Roxana Malacineanu, Minister of Sport, Marie Georges Buffet, former Minister of Sports, and three in particular. Former skater also says he was sexually assaulted.

Have Documentaries often captivate viewers. Especially when Sarah Abitbol talks about Gilley Bayer, or when she prefers to read the text of a book in front of the camera rather than recounting her memories. The movie is also Martine Abitbol admits that he regrets not having it “I can not see anything”Or even when the former trainer of skater Jean-Christoph Simmond spoke in tears, the moment his student told him what she had sacrificed.

The most inspirational testimony remains the testimony of a now 50-year-old skater who preferred to remain anonymous. She claims that her voice is quivering from time to time, and she claims she was raped several times by Gilles Bayer between the ages of 16 and 18. “Today I know why it stopped [au bout de deux ans]Because it started with Sarah “, Who to deliver “I can’t talk about it yet.” Around her.

Another unpublished document: An interview with Gilles Beyer taken by Emmanuel Anison during an investigation into the sexual assault that took place within the FFSG. Journalists use the excuse for articles about skating and Sarah Abitbol, ​​and then direct interviews for coach-trained relationships. Gilles Bayer denies everything and dismisses the journalist.

Sarah Abitbol and Stephane Bernadis of France, European Figure Skating Championships held in Lausanne (Switzerland) on January 16, 2002.  (JACQUES DEMARTHON / AFP)

Book publishing, and research conducted by journalists Obs Emmanuel Anison urged the Ministry of Sports to take this subject head-on. Roxana Malacineanu, unable to hide her emotions in a documentary, is currently investigating 700 cases of sexual assault and targeting 800 attackers in all sports combined. I remember that.

documentary Such a long silence This is followed by a debate (10:45 pm) moderated by Julian Bugier, and another unpublished documentary by “infrared”. Ice therapy (11:45 pm).