Caption: Tom Curran
Tom Curran 

Producer Profile: Tom Curran

From: Vision Maker Media
Series: Native Producer Profile
Length: 16:50

Reporter Ben Kreimer speaks with filmmaker Tom Curran. Read the full description.

Curran_small The Silence, a new documentary by Tom Curran, tells the decades old, untold story of what happened behind church doors in the remote Alaska village of St. Michael. Throughout the 1970s, Father George Endall and his deacon-in-training Joseph Lundowski molested much of the Yup’ik children living in St. Michael, a village on the remote southwest coast of Alaska. In the decades following the abuses, the Catholic Church denied the accusations of molestation from St. Michael, and other Native villages throughout Alaska. In The Silence, four victims, now-grown up, tell their stories from childhood, revealing the events that ravaged their lives and their families.

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Piece Description

The Silence, a new documentary by Tom Curran, tells the decades old, untold story of what happened behind church doors in the remote Alaska village of St. Michael. Throughout the 1970s, Father George Endall and his deacon-in-training Joseph Lundowski molested much of the Yup’ik children living in St. Michael, a village on the remote southwest coast of Alaska. In the decades following the abuses, the Catholic Church denied the accusations of molestation from St. Michael, and other Native villages throughout Alaska. In The Silence, four victims, now-grown up, tell their stories from childhood, revealing the events that ravaged their lives and their families.

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