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MIPTV Picks 2013: Mea Maxima Culpa – Silence in the House of God

With a focus on the story of four deaf men who launched the first known public protest against clerical sex abuse in the U.S., this riveting expose unveils both the horrors experienced by these men and others at the hands of those they trusted.
March 1, 2013

POLITICAL, SOCIAL & RELIGIOUS

Partners: Jigsaw Productions in association with Wider Film Projects and Below the Radar Films; distributed by Content Media

Length: 1 x 120 minutes

Premiered: TIFF, 2012

Rights available: All media worldwide, excluding U.S.

In what was one of the most eagerly-awaited docs to premiere at last year’s edition of the Toronto International Film Festival, Alex Gibney (Taxi to the Dark Side) trains an eye on the issue of sexual abuse in the Roman Catholic Church. With a focus on the story of four deaf men who launched the first known public protest against clerical sex abuse in the U.S., this riveting expose unveils both the horrors experienced by these men and others at the hands of those they trusted to guide and protect them, and the strength of spirit that drove them to make themselves heard.

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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