Sunday, January 25, 2009

The Magdalene Sisters (2002)

From NetFlix: This unflinching drama charts several years in the young lives of four "fallen women" who were rejected by their families and abandoned to the mercy of the Catholic Church in 1960s Ireland. While women's liberation sweeps the globe, these women are stripped of their liberty and dignity and condemned to indefinite servitude in The Magdalene Laundries, so that they may atone for their "sins." 2002, 120 minutes

Powerful and memorable.

1 comment:

DJ Elpern said...

See article about Irish Study on Child Abuse from these schools which was just released (May 2009). This movie tells the whole story -- seven years earlier.