In this interview with Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney, he chats to Celebs.com’s Elliot V. Kotek about his latest project, taking on the Pope and the Catholic Church and its systemic sexual abuse of young, vulnerable boys (primarily at a school for the deaf).
Pointing his provocative journalism squarely at the top of the Vatican’s ladder, “Mea Maxima Culpa” brings further logic to bear on the Church’s administration knowingly placing young boys in jeopardy, and refusing to acknowledge the severe wrongs perpetrated by those within its ranks.
Narrated by Ethan Hawke, John Slattery, Chris Cooper and Jamey Sheridan, the film is far from being a witch-hunt, and instead plays facts over (father) figures, and demands a response from those least likely to give it. We were thrilled to have one of the pre-eminent non-fiction storytellers of our generation at AFCI’s Beyond Cinema Studio presented by Celebs.com. Watch the interview and let us know your thoughts.
Photo of Alex Gibney by Celebs.com’s Scott McDermott, other images provided courtesy of the festival and filmmaker.