Children of Shame

Tuam, a quiet town in the west of Ireland. Tuam, a name that traumatised the whole of Ireland in the spring of 2014, when an unimaginable story was revealed. A hidden mass grave containing the remains of some 800 children was discovered on the former grounds of a home for single mothers, a hell on earth where children died from ill treatment, and were shamefully buried in secret and forgotten. Up until the 1990s, dozens of these detention centres were run by religious orders, but the country is still reluctant to confront the ghosts of its past.

This film traces the journey of unmarried mothers and missing children. We meet John Rogers, one of the tens of thousands of ill-fated children born in ultra-catholic twentieth century Ireland, a child of shame, guilty of having being born out of the sacred born of matrimony. His mother, like many other young women, spent her life paying the price for giving birth to an illegitimate child, who was torn from her arms shortly after birth. This documentary investigates Ireland’s painful recent history to give the ’children of shame’ a voice.

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  1. Sad stuff.

  2. The catholic church is a business. It is at it’s core an international pedophile ring.
    Pure evil. Pure filth.

    • As apposed to sports organisations or schools that cover up pedophiles? Blame put on the organisation and not the evil of men. To get back to the original topic of the documentary… what about the fathers of these babies, the girls were nearly always abandoned by the father of the baby which is why they ended up at these places, guess over sexed men is an Irish trait.

      • They are pure filth too. What’s your point? The Catholic Church utterly dwarfs any other organised pedophile ring in it’s global scope and power.
        Utterly disgusting and vile that you should attempt to justify and defend these evil sick bastards who have raped and murdered hundreds of thousands of defenceless children for centuries.
        Shame on you.

        • Get a life! No one is supporting child rape, exaggerating what I said & lying about the foundations of the catholic church from 2,000 years ago is bloody hysteria, shows your bias against the church, that is my point as you well know. Put things in real perspective. Your scoring points against the church to score points, you have no real understanding of the complexities of the times or the Ireland that treated girls like criminals for being pregnant

          • I said nothing about the foundations of the catholic church from 2000 years ago. It didnt’ even exist then for a start.
            I said ‘for centuries’ and that is true. The catholic church has been a global pedophile ring for centuries. It is the most evil organisation on Earth.
            And I know pretty much everything there is to know about the evil of the catholic church in Ireland. It’s wasn’t ‘Ireland’ that treated girls like criminals for being pregnant – it was the catholic church. Now that they have been exposed as pedohiles and slavers (and yes – the girls were slaves) ‘Ireland’ has rightly rejected the vile scum.
            Time for the rest of the world to do the same.
            Are you a kiddy fiddler by any chance – methinks thou doest protest too much.
            Anyone who defends pedophiles – like the Pope for example – is as bad as the rapist. You need to take a good long look at yourself and get some proffesional help.