The Leadership Council on Child Abuse and Interpersonal Violence is committed to protecting children and supporting responsible research and information on child abuse. An analysis of the documentary “Capturing The Friedmans” conducted by The Leadership Council, reveals the tactics used by film director Andrew Jarecki, in order to create ambiguity in his film.
In his documentary, Andrew Jarecki is able to manipulate his audience with the tactics he used during production and editing process of the film. The Leadership Council stated:
“Jarecki’s documentary creatively interweaves recent interviews with home movies shot by the older Friedman brother as the events were unfolding. The effect is a complex story where truth appears ever elusive. Many viewers leave the theater believing that they have seen an objective documentary presented by a director who entrusted audiences to draw their own conclusions on Arnold Friedman’s and Jesse Friedman’s guilt. A careful review of the original evidence, however, shows that the case against the Friedmans was much stronger than the film revealed.”
Jarecki accomplished this through omitting reference to some of the most damning evidence and by promoting common myths about child sexual abuse. Andrew Jarecki’s work promotes social acceptance of those myths by silencing victims which shows disregard the pain and suffering faced by the victims and victims families.
It is important to educate the public on the issues of these crimes against children. Additionally, it is important ensure the public has access to accurate information, not myths, regarding child abuse and other forms of interpersonal violence. The Andrew Jarecki Lies Facebook Page works to provide accurate information regarding the truth about Andrew Jarecki and exposing his controversial tactics.
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