Manny Waks returns for Elsternwick screening of Breaking the Silence
2 September 2015
JEWISH child sex abuse campaigner Manny Waks is set to return to Melbourne for the screening of the sequel to his award-winning documentary Code of Silence.
The new ABC documentary Breaking the Silence will be screened on Australian TV on September 15 at 8.30pm.
Formerly of Caulfield, Mr Waks no longer lives in Australia, but will return for a live screening at Classic Cinemas, Elsternwick.
The event will include a Q & A session with film director Danny Ben-Moshe and Mr Waks, moderated by Southern Metropolitan State Labor MP Philip Dalidakis.
Breaking the Silence covers explosive revelations from the February 2015 Royal Commission public hearing into the Yeshivah centres in Melbourne and Sydney, including secret tape recordings from a new victim, and the fallout during which many rabbis resigned.
Mr Waks is himself a sex abuse victim, and the documentary also follows Mr Waks’ journey to Los Angeles to meet another Jewish victim who spoke out publicly, and then to New York, where he confronts one of his abusers.
The original documentary, aired on the ABC in August 2014, lifted the veil on the intense suffering Mr Waks endured at the hands of an abuser at St Kilda East’s Yeshiva College as a child, and the ramifications for his family after he went public about it.
Mr Waks said the sequel “continues to follow my story as a victim of child sexual abuse, my pursuit of justice and public global advocacy role in this area”.
For tickets to the live screening and Q & A visit eventbrite.com.au
Originally published at Herald Sun.