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Survivors of Clergy Sexual Abuse Discuss How ‘Spotlight’ Portrayed Their Trauma

In Feature Stories by PhilSaviano

October 2015 | BOSTON GLOBE — “Ann Hagan Webb didn’t expect to get emotional while watching Spotlight for the first time. As a survivor of sexual abuse by a Catholic priest, she had already lived through the events depicted in the film. But Webb found herself feeling completely overwhelmed as she observed how The Boston Globe’s Spotlight team of investigative journalists personally reacted to uncovering the systemic problem of clergy sexual abuse.”

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For ‘Spotlight,’ Actors Portrayed Hunters Chasing Predators

In Feature Stories, Spotlight-movie by PhilSaviano

October 30, 2015 | NY TIMES — “Working from a cramped, dingy office, a scrappy band of journalists exposes the Archdiocese of Boston’s decades-long cover-up of sexual abuse of children by scores of priests. Definitely an investigation worthy of a Pulitzer Prize, which the Boston Globe’s Spotlight team won for that 2002 series. But fodder for a Hollywood film?”