We end the year with a screening of the story of POPULAR PRODUCTIONS_et al., which runs to Saturday 22 December, 2018.
Filmed at the Marylands Residential School (opening 1955), Halswell, Christchurch, NZ, run by the Romana Catholic Order Brothers Hospitallers of St, John of God, as a residential school for children with learning difficulties. The young boy was in the care of the brothers of St John of God at the time of filming. Maryland's school, more recently, was the centre of sex abuse cases. A not-for-profit trust the Survivors of Sex Abuse Trust, worked with many of the victims. There is no evidence that the child in the film was a victim of sex abuse.
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