Bishops invited to screening of Prey, depicting Sudbury student’s search for justice

Sudbury Star

September 22, 2019

By Alan S. Hale

The film Prey, which won best Canadian documentary at this year’s Hot Docs festival in Toronto, will open the Forest City Film Festival Oct. 24.

The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops holds is gathering next week, as it has annually for several years now, in Cornwall. But this year, bishops have been invited to take a break from their week of meetings for a night at the movies.

Members of the Canadian chapter of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) have rented a theatre in Cornwall where it will be offering a free screening of the new documentary, Prey, on Sept. 26, at 7 p.m. The group has extended an invitation to the bishops to attend and will reserve seats for them inside the theatre.

The documentary, which screened Wednesday at the Cinefest film festival in Sudbury, tells the story of Rod MacLeod, who was sexually abused by Rev. William Hodgson Marshall while attending a Catholic boys’ school in Sudbury in the 1960s.

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