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Chosen

Synopsis
The film deals with a subject often whispered but rarely spoken about - the sexual abuse of boys by teachers in Britain’s private schools. For thirty years the boys, and the men they became, stayed silent about the abuse they suffered. But in this film, Tom, Mark and Alastair break that silence with spellbinding articulacy and breathtaking honesty - telling their stories straight to camera. The film reveals how these boys were groomed, how the private school system is poorly regulated, how abuse goes undetected, and why we need to listen. In conjunction with The Lucy Faithfull Foundation, an additional three hours of material has been prepared on the second disc of the DVD, This goes deeper into various themes covered in the film andis aimed at trainers, professionals working with children, and parents
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2009
Year of production
2008
Subjects
Education; Social welfare; Mental Health and Counselling
Keywords
child abuse; public schools; sexual abuse

Online availability

URI
http://www.chosen.org.uk/watch_film/
Price
donations
Delivery
Streamed

Credits

Director
Brian Woods

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£85.00
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
80 minutes
Year
2010

Distributor

Name

Good Screenings

Email
help@goodscreenings.org
Web
http://www.goodscreenings.org/ External site opens in new window
Notes
Good Screenings, a joint venture between the Channel 4 BRITDOC Foundation and director Franny Armstrong, has a growing collection of social justice documentaries available for licensing for public screenings, with the fee automatically calculated from a sliding scale. The films can then be used at fundraising events.
Name

True Vision Productions

Email
website@truevisiontv.com
Web
http://truevisiontv.com/ External site opens in new window
Address
49a Oxford Road South
London
W4 3DD
Notes
Award-winning television documentaries on a wide range of international social issues including unemployment, street children, knife crime, and challenging children. DVDs are available for sale for private and educational use.

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