Saturday, July 14, 2012
Pursued: A documentary about sexual abuse in an ultra-orthodox Jewish boarding school
Pursued (2012) Trailer HD An unsettling relationship unfolds when the director confronts the man who sexually abused him while attending an ultra-Orthodox boarding school. As an adolescent attending an all-male, ultra-Orthodox boarding school, director Menachem Roth was the victim of sexual abuse. Twenty years later he confronts his abuser, documenting their disturbing relationship. Simultaneously, the director must choose between religious and secular life-styles, and between parallel romantic relationships. The end product is a courageous self-portrait, where the camera becomes a weapon of entrapment as well as an instrument of redemption.