Sunday, April 03, 2005

Capturing the Friedman's... a great documentary about a family whose lives were torn about in the late 80's when two family members were sent to prison on child sexual abuse charges. Its a fascinating film, made up as it is in part of family videos taken at the time.

I don't want to spoil the film for anyone, but one of the themes is about memory, and major players in the film, both those convicted and the police, contradict each other through the film. The director points out both that memory is very unreliable, and the basis of the judicial system. Which is scary. I was also fascinated by the way the adult children to their parents.

So if you've not seen it - get it out to see - its not exactly a laugh a minute but its very moving and interesting. And if you have seen it - or won't see it - interesting articles here, here and here - and the son's website - here.
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