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Hotdocs SSM Prey
November 13 @ 7:00 pm
HotDocs Showcase SSM
November 13th 7PM
Sault Community Theatre Centre
Cash bar reception opens at 6PM before the show, please bring valid ID and sufficient funds.
Delicious finger foods provided free of charge.
Winner—DGC Special Jury Prize – Canadian Feature Documentary
Widespread sexual abuse within the Catholic Church has traumatized thousands. Many have only recently come forward to speak publicly, while others have been silenced through settlements. One of the perpetrators, Father Hod Marshall, pled guilty to 17 assault charges; a colleague, Father David Katulski, called him a “very good pedophile.” One of his victims, seeking closure for this traumatic part of his childhood, filed suit against the Basilian Fathers of Toronto for its role in enabling Marshall’s depravity. As the case moves through the courts—led by “the priest hunter,” lawyer Rob Talach—the silence the Catholic Church fought so vigorously to maintain is broken. Director Matt Gallagher opens a channel for those brave survivors who are willing to provide testimony, culminating in a powerful damnation of an institution that must be exposed and held to account.
Matt Gallagher, award winning director, shooter, producer has over 20 years of experience in documentary film making, one-offs, and series. He has had the idea for the film for almost a decade and the resulting film is shocking, intriguing, and a revelation. Don’t miss your chance to ask questions and engage this fantastic film maker in person after the film.
Content notice: Film contains sexual violence trigger material.
Canadian Spectrum program sponsored by TVO.
Runtime : 85 Minutes
General Admission- $8 + Applicable Fees
Passports are available at the Sault Community Box Office to see all 8 shows at a discount, not available online at present.