Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God review

An enraged, empathetic documentary

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Subtitled 'Silence In The House Of God', this enraged, empathetic documentary from Alex Gibney ( Taxi To The Dark Side ) spotlights the sexual abuse of boys at a Catholic school for the deaf in Wisconsin and the church’s silence on the issue.

Rigorously exposing systemic corruption and collusion, Gibney traces the problem to the top, detailing how the Vatican closed ranks to protect itself.

Yet he never neglects the human stakes, and while some dramatic recreations hit false notes, the heroism of the boys who suffered rings out loud and true as they fight to be heard.

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