Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God (feature-length) – The latest project from Oscar®winner Alex Gibney (Taxi to the Dark Side) exposes the abuse of power in the Catholic Church and a cover-up that winds its way from the row houses of Milwaukee through the bare ruined choirs of Ireland’s churches all the way to the highest office of the Vatican.
At the heart of the film is a small group of heroes – four young deaf men – who made their voices “heard” by exposing the priest who had abused them and so many others. Their investigation helped uncover documents from the secret Vatican archives that exposed the Pope, who must operate within the mysterious rules of the Roman Curia, as both responsible and helpless in the face of evil.
Producer: Jigsaw Productions / Wider Film Projects
TX: Early 2013