Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God
- 1h 46min
- Directed by: Alex Gibney
- Written by: Alex Gibney
- Cast: Jamey Sheridan, John Slattery, Chris Cooper
- UK release: 15 February 2013
Powerful and justifiably damning documentary from Enron/Taxi to the Dark Side director Gibney about the case of Father Lawrence Murphy, a Wisconsin priest who, between the 1950s and the 70s, abused hundreds of deaf boys in his care.
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Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God12 Feb 2013
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