Pervert Park

Lasse Barkfors, Frida Barkfors
| Denmark, Sweden
| 2014
| 77 min

Sexual crimes against children rank as some of the most unspeakable acts of which a human is capable, yet filmmakers Frida and Lasse Barkfors brave this taboo and venture into Pervert Park. The local nickname for a trailer park that serves as home for a number of convicted offenders, it is a place in which the residents can make some attempt at reintegration into society. This searing, unflinching film does not aim to judge or forgive, it simply highlights the terrible difficulties faced when dealing with society’s outcasts. The cyclical nature of abuse emerges, and problems within the US justice system are also revealed in this troubling, yet necessary, exploration.

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