Attempting to battle the cover-up, shame and silence of clergy sexual abuse, three survivors from
The unlikely film producer of BASTA is
The documentary is punctuated by a graphic timeline of staggering statistics. The facts are delivered in a way that allows viewers to draw their own conclusions. The audience joins Bergeron, his father and fellow survivor
The film's live footage was not planned but made possible as the result of a news editor's request to send a cameraman along on their trip to
"There are hundreds of thousands of survivors still reeling from the effects of clergy abuse, BASTA'S screenings in these festivals may help move society toward dialog, programs and policies that will prevent and protect current and future generations from the crippling effects of sexual abuse. This is a societal issue so incomprehensible that it seems nearly impossible for people to grasp, much less digest" says Bergeron.
BASTA was produced at the