Capturing the Friedmans - Principal Witness
Posted on: January 23, 2004
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One young man (his face and identity hidden) reveals how the Friedmans repeatedly assaulted him.
The foundation of a seemingly normal, upper-middle-class Jewish family is rocked when the father and his young son are arrested and charged with heinous crimes. This documentary about the accused father-and-son pedophile team includes their disturbing family home video, interviews with victims (and alleged victims), police and prosecutors. The winner of the 2003 Sundance Film Festival Jury Prize, Capturing the Friedmans examines the explosion of publicity as the Great Neck, New York family is torn apart in 1987 by the sordid revelations of the story and the scandalous suspicions of the community. It's a tortured tale that's swimming in guilt, pain and ambiguity.