I want to protect you and your loved ones from becoming victims of crimes by the catholic church and all abusers of human beings. I want to give survivors of sexual and physical abuse a voice to be heard all over the world. All abuse of children and adults by religious groups and by any organization or individual must be stopped. We can add our voices to a growing, worldwide community of people who want truth and justice. Please share your experiences with me and others on this blog.
#Spotlight was then, Ring Around the Collar is now: #childsexualabuse in #Catholicschools worldwide
The story of
child sexual abuse as told in the movie Spotlight continues today, and is explored
in our movie Ring Around The Collar, a documentary exposing ongoing child
sexual abuse and rape by Catholic priests and clergy in Catholic schools around
thousands (if not millions) of victims and survivors of all ages need to be
heard and Teja Arboleda and Dan Kiley, both survivors and the producers of this
film will be their voice. The documentary also includes the critical and expert
analyses by renowned international experts on sexual predators and victims,
such as trial lawyer Eric MacLeish (who was characterized in the movie
Spotlight); internationally renowned psychiatrist and trauma specialist, Bessel
van der Kolk; investigative reporter Joe Bergantino, NECIR (New England Center
for Investigative Reporting); Simon Scott, International News Reporter;
regional Catholic diocese public relations teams; school officials and
non-governmental organizations such as Amnesty International and SNAP
(Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests).
survivors keep silent, in fear of retaliation by the predators, school
administrators, local diocese and the Catholic Church itself. Many Catholic
clergy in Catholic schools, even when implicated, are moved to other
communities and countries where they continue to abuse and rape children. The
evidence is damning - from recent Amnesty International demands for the Vatican
to open records on harboring criminals and pedophiles, to Pope Francis’
admittance to the seriousness of the issue of child rape and mental torture,
and the sheer number of cases of sexual predatory practices within Catholic
schools around the world.
documentary will cover stories in various locations including the US, Canada,
Japan, England, Australia, Chile and Ireland. Funding will cover all aspects of
production, from research, writing and pre-interviews, to international travel,
filming, editing and distribution. The film will have an active on-line
presence through which communication and connections can be made by survivors,
victims and supporters. In addition, the documentary will be matched with a
committed and appropriate distributor such as PBS.
Bessel van der Kolk
us save lives and bring these criminals to justice by sponsoring this important
information on how to support this film, please contact Dan Kiley: firstname.lastname@example.org
Teja Arboleda M.Ed. is an Emmy Award and two-time Telly Award winning PBS
documentary producer and editor. Arboleda is also a professor and public
speaker. He is a survivor of abuse at St. Mary’s International School in Tokyo,
Kiley is an educator. He is a survivor of sexual abuse at the hands of Fr.
James Porter (Massachusetts) at 11 years old, and has appeared on The Today
Show, The CBS Morning Show, The Jenny Jones Show, and numerous other television
and radio programs to speak about the case.