Chosen

Peter Wright, an 83 year old former headmaster of posh prep school Caldicott, located in southern Buckinghamshire, England was convicted of 12 offences against five children who studied there. The assaults happened between the years of 1959 and 1970, as a result of pleading guilty Wright was sentenced to 8 years.

This BAFTA award winning film primarily focuses on the assaults which occurred at Caldicott during this period but it also examines the rarely spoken about abuse of boys by teachers seen nationwide in Britain’s private schools.

For 30 years the men featured in this film remained silent about the events which altered their lives forever but here, through various interviews we see them break this silence with breathtaking honesty.

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  • Merino

    you men kept silent for how many years 30 ?
    To protect your parent’s, it must of been hell on earth the first time you got laid with a girl.
    Guy’s swear on my son ‘s head I would of killed those bastards but what do I know I was never molested….cripes still 12 months in jail for a lifetime of misery I can’t do the math, yup I would of killed them, my childhood wasn’t very good either and I became a rebel, the shit I did you wouldn’t believe…so I know murder would have been the answer for me.

  • peggy moffitt

    I was touched by how authentic these 3 men were. I am in awe that they are willing to come forward in their mid- to late- careers. I thought it was touching that they wanted to wait until their parents passed. I wondered, though, if these men could be victimizing their own children and grandchildren with their very public, and possibly selfish, narrative. Foremost, we parents have to keep our own safe.It is only then that we can keep others’ safe too.

  • kj

    I really want to thank these men for their honesty and willingness to share their painful past. Because there are people like these men, we the public gets the awareness that such horrible abuse could happen to our children even in such trusted institutions. We also understand how extremely difficult it is for these abused children to come forward to report their abusers even after they become adults. There should be more awareness in our society for parents to be more vigilant to protect their children. This documentary was an eye opener. Thank you.

  • Eli

    It’s a tragic story but I didn’t like the way the documentary was made. The dramatic music and zooming in on photos every three minutes made it tedious to watch. They could have reduced the length of the doc by at least 30 minutes without losing anything.