The Boys of St. Vincent

By: Czerny, HenryContributor(s): Morina, Johnny | Dooley, Brian | Dodd, Brian | Roy, Lise | Spence, Sebastian | Hewlett, David | New Yorker Video (Firm)Material type: TextTextPublication details: New York New Yorker Video 1996 Description: 2 videocassettes (186 min.) sd., col. 1/2 inISBN: 156730110XSubject(s): Feature filmsLOC classification: VidAbstract: Inside the walls of St. Vincent's Orphanage, young boys fall victim to sexual, physical and emotional abuse at the hands of their guardians. Brother Lavin is the head of the orphanage who must juggle the teachings of the church with his own personal demons. The plight of the boys under his care remains a secret until the orphanage janitor and a local policeman speak out against the Brothers' appalling treatment of the orphans. During the ensuing investigation , the boys courageously testify against the Brothers. Fearing a scandal, relig ious and civil authorities conspire to shut down the case and quietly transfer the accused Brothers to new postings. Fifteen years later, still unhealed, th e victims go public with their ordeal. As the veil of secrecy is finally lifte d, their story will shock the world.
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Originally released as a motion picture in 1992.

Henry Czerny, Johnny Morina, Brian Dooley, Brian Dodd, Lise Roy, Sebastian Spe nce, David Hewlett.

Inside the walls of St. Vincent's Orphanage, young boys fall victim to sexual, physical and emotional abuse at the hands of their guardians. Brother Lavin i s the head of the orphanage who must juggle the teachings of the church with hi s own personal demons. The plight of the boys under his care remains a secret until the orphanage janitor and a local policeman speak out against the Brother s' appalling treatment of the orphans. During the ensuing investigation, the b oys courageously testify against the Brothers. Fearing a scandal, religious an d civil authorities conspire to shut down the case and quietly transfer the acc used Brothers to new postings. Fifteen years later, still unhealed, the victi ms go public with their ordeal. As the veil of secrecy is finally lifted, their story will shock the world.

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Inside the walls of St. Vincent's Orphanage, young boys fall victim to sexual, physical and emotional abuse at the hands of their guardians. Brother Lavin is the head of the orphanage who must juggle the teachings of the church with his own personal demons. The plight of the boys under his care remains a secret until the orphanage janitor and a local policeman speak out against the Brothers' appalling treatment of the orphans. During the ensuing investigation , the boys courageously testify against the Brothers. Fearing a scandal, relig ious and civil authorities conspire to shut down the case and quietly transfer the accused Brothers to new postings. Fifteen years later, still unhealed, th e victims go public with their ordeal. As the veil of secrecy is finally lifte d, their story will shock the world.

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