Jewish whistleblower set to air second documentary; takes campaign global
23 September 2015
JEWISH whistleblower Manny Waks has returned to Caulfield to speak about his second explosive documentary on Jewish child sexual abuse and to introduce another victim from St Kilda East’s Yeshivah College.
His new documentary “Breaking the Silence” — the sequel to his award-winning documentary Code of Silence — is expected to screen on the ABC in late October.
Mr Waks flew to Australia from Europe, where he relocated with his family after Code of Silence aired last August.
That documentary lifted the veil on his suffering at the hands of an abuser at Yeshiva College as a child and the ramifications for his family after he went public about it in 2011.
He told a crowd of about 80 people at the Classic Cinema Elsternwick on September 15 that his campaign against Jewish child sexual abuse was ongoing and global.
“I’ve been focused on a global initiative to address this issue … and I will be moving to Israel in a few months,” he said.
“I want to work with the Israeli government to address this issue in a holistic way.”
Breaking the Silence covers the Royal Commission public hearing into the Yeshivah centres in Melbourne and Sydney, which opened in February 2015 is still ongoing.
It covers the fallout and follows Mr Waks’ journey to Los Angeles to meet the only other Jewish victim to speak publicly and then to New York, where he confronts his second perpetrator.
That victim, who will be revealed in the documentary, told the crowd he was 11 years old when the now convicted paedophile Rabbi David Kramer molested him.
Film director Danny Ben-Moshe said the second documentary was a sequel and also a stand-alone film.
“In Breaking the Silence it was important to hear other victims’ voices,” he said.
“Code of Silence was a Melbourne based story. In Breaking the Silence we look at the national story.
Originally published at Herald Sun.