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Tom, Mark and Alastair all went to the very best school money could buy. At eight years of age they were sent as boarders to a prep school in the countryside outside London that prepared boys for Eton, Harrow, Oxford, Cambridge and life.
What their parents didn’t suspect, was that several of the teachers on the staff were career paedophiles, who would ruthlessly use the position of power and influence they held in the lives of the children in their charge to sexually exploit them in the most extreme and degrading way.
For thirty years the boys, and the men they became, stayed silent, nursingthe dark secret of the abuse they suffered.
In this film they break that silence with spellbinding articulacy, and breath-taking honesty. Looking back over the decades they analyse the consummateskill with which their abusers groomed them – separating them from their parents’ affections, and ensuring that they had no choice but to become complicit in the terrible acts they were led to believe they had to commit.
And Click below to read Andrew Norfolk's excellent coverage of this story in The Times
Further coverage. Click on image to read article
"A masterpiece. So perfectly done, with so much art, dignity and compassion, that it commands attention."The Telegraph
"Raw, emotional and intense beyond words...."The Independent
"Well and away the most wonderful thing last night was Chosen...I do not recall hearing truth so stripped and shivering before. They described unsparingly the grooming, the abuse, the guilty sense of being complicit in their own destruction."Nancy Banks Smith, The Guardian