Documentary on child abuse wins Emmy awards

Three awards

The feature documentary Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God has won three Emmy awards, reports Irish Central.

The awards are Creative Arts Emmys for exceptional merit in documentary filmmaking, outstanding writing and outstanding picture editing.

The movie is about child abuse by a Catholic priest in a US school. It tells the story of four deaf men who were abused during the 1960s and who sought to expose the Catholic Church’s cover-up of pedophilia around the world. Directed by Alex Gibney it was partially funded by the Irish Film Board. 

Gibney said: 'I was raised Catholic so it was obviously an emotional issue for me...I mean, it’s a shocking story for anyone but particularly for Catholics. 

'What motivated me to take it on was the particular poignancy of this story, involving over 200 deaf students and the fact that they appear to be the first ones in the United States who raised a public protest about what happened to them.'

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