Question by Kes: Name of documentary about film-maker’s father and brother who are in jail for pedophilia?
I saw this documentary in 2003 or so, thought it was very impressive but I can’t remember the title. Here’s what I remember: the guy who made the film was studying to be a clown (which is not important for the movie but it is something that stuck in my mind) and he made a documentary about his father and brother who were both in jail because they allegedly sexually abused a whole group of kids who were taking a computer class with the father. The filmmaker looks up a number of the (now grown up) children who testified about the abuse, and it turns out that many of the testimonies may have been fabricated.
Answer by Meaghan
Capturing the Friedmans (2003): http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0342172/
“In the 80’s, in the upper-middleclass district of Great Neck, the awarded Professor Arnold Friedman is arrested for possession of some magazines of child pornography. A further investigation of the police discloses that apparently Arnold and his eighteen years old son Jesse molested his young students during their private computer class. Their Jewish family tears apart with the situation and the sentences of Arnold and Jesse.”
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