By Pauline Beugnies • 2022 • Documentary • 83'
A generation of children were exposed to the most infamous pedocriminal affair of our times.
Now grown-up, they face this traumatic chapter, expose their feelings and mostly explained the responsibility the medias and the adults had at the time. Awful images, a constant but unexplained press coverage, hence, the end of innocence for them all.
This was in the 90’s and it’s still happening today.
Who protects the kids today?
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Director: Pauline Beugnies
Production year: 2022
Language: French, Flemish