Sunday, October 7, 2012

Milwaukee Film Festival Day 9: Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God

A highlight of the Film Festival Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God is a great documentary which is even more impact full because of the Milwaukee connection.

The movie is about the sexual abuse of children by Catholic Priests. It starts with the stories of boys that were molested by a priest at the St. John's School of the Deaf in St. Francis, Wi. While the story starts here in Wisconsin it gradually moves up to the church as a whole and a massive cover up by the Vatican.

While the movie does talk about some of the crimes graphically the focus is the conspiracy and about the victims feeling like the church does not care. The fact that the church knows this goes on and has known for a while but does not punish the perpetrators is sad and disturbing.

The screening was made even more emotional since a few of the subjects in the film were in attendance and did a Q&A at the end.

Overall: 5/5 Stars. Very Emotional

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