In one of the more moving and riveting installments of Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club to date, your hosts serve up the powerful documentary film REWIND, an exploration of the sexual abuse that infected a family for generations and an indictment of how the criminal justice system treated one of its youngest victims. Directed by the man who was subjected to this horror show of physical, emotional and judicial abuse, REWIND uses unflinching interviews with the official and familial witnesses to these crimes as well as an extensive archive of prescient home movies from the director’s childhood. It’s a story of tragedy and incredible bravery, and for your hosts the result is a podcast every bit as emotional as REWIND’s depiction of trauma, hope, activism and change.
(If this episode sounds different from our others, that’s because it was recorded remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic. We hope to be back in our usual studio space as soon as public health advisories allow.)