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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
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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