Winner of the prestigious Hot Docs Roger Audience Choice Award for Best Canadian Feature Film and DGC Special Jury Prize, marking Sexual Assault Awareness Month, new to iwonder in April comes ‘Prey’; the unflinching account of a survivor of clergy sex abuse as he takes on the Catholic Church.
Widespread sexual abuse within the Church has traumatized thousands of people around the world. Many have only recently come forward to speak publicly, while others have been silenced by financial regulations.
Prey follows the story of a lone survivor and his lawyer as they pursue justice through the sentencing of a retired priest who pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting 16 boys and a girl, in the hope to force the dark and sinister history of sexual assault by Catholic priests. in the light.
The lawsuit is not about guilt or innocence, but about how much money the church should pay as compensation for the devastating fallout from the abuse. More importantly, for the plaintiff, it is about exposing the truth about how and why the sexual abuse of children could go on for so long without the Church stopping it. It is the story of one survivor’s efforts to seek justice, echoing the stories of thousands of other victims of sexual abuse around the world.
CEO of iwonder, James Bridgessays of the movie:
“A harrowing subject that claims victims around the world, many of whom may never see justice served, Prey is a powerful and compelling look at the haunting effects of child sexual abuse at the hands of the Church, and why it is so important that the institution continue to be held accountable.
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