Director: Robert Greene
Year Released: 2021
Rating: 3.0

Documentary filmmaker Greene gathers together attorney Rebecca Randles, Registered Drama Therapist Monica Phinney and six (now grown) men who were victims of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and collectively they recreate scenes from their youth in an attempt to heal from the trauma that's been plaguing them their whole lives.  As a project I initially had my doubts about how this would work - and to be honest, the reenactments are heavy-handed and hard to watch (asking people who don't have much - if any - artistic ability to create a scene is an iffy proposition) - but the Psychology major in me was won over by the end: Greene also follows then men as they revisit the places they were abused, and their testimonials are powerful (I've witnessed the effects of PTSD on combat veterans, and it's a horrific sight).  I want to believe Pope Francis - and the rest of the Catholic Church - is making progress in dealing with this terrible problem, but only time will tell.  The lasting question is: who's going to pay for Terrick Trobough's life-long therapy sessions for having gone through all this with these impossibly wounded men? (I'm joking - he's a tough kid.)