Saturday, September 15, 2012

Docu about Abuse Gets Film Fest Attention

One of the documentaries causing a stir at the Toronto film festival this weekend is about the abuse of deaf boys in the Catholic church. Alex Gibney's Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God accuses the Vatican of a cover up. You'll be able to see it in U.S. theaters in November, while HBO will show it next year. The film focuses on four deaf men who were sexually abused by a Milwaukee priest. Despite accusations that he assaulted nearly 200 children, the priest was never defrocked or brought to justice in court. Here is a trailer for Silence in the House of God: