Chosen: selected, groomed, abused
"Outstanding! Should be shown in every school in Britain" BiLLy CoNNoLLy

30 years on, three English prep school boys dare to break their silence

CHOSEN: a feature-length documentary by Emmy and BAFTA-award winning director Brian Woods.

“Every parent thinks it can never happen at our school. My parents never thought it would happen at the school to which they sent me. Every parent thinks their child is going to be safe. . .” - Alastair

“This is documentary filmmaking at its most direct and personal” - Sheffield Doc/Fest

In December 2013 Peter Wright was convicted of 12 offences against children committed at Caldicott while he was head teacher.  He and Hugh Henry, who pleaded guilty to abusing Mark Payge and others, will be sentenced in Feb 2014.

In 2003, Martin Carson admitted the buggery and indecent assault of two Caldicott pupils.  And last year John Addrison, pleaded guilty to 13 charges of sexually abusing two boys at the school and four at another prep school and was sentenced to five years. Keith Geddes, charged with five sexual offences against four Caldicott boys, was acquitted this year after a retrial.

All the trials since 2008 have been as a result of new victims coming forward to police after seeing the film.

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"A masterpiece. So perfectly done, with so much art, dignity and compassion, that it commands attention." The Telegraph
"CHOSEN iS ThE BEsT filM oN sexual abuse I have ever seen." Dr Pamela Connolly

Two men have recently been arrested in connection with the events described in this film. The police investigation is continuing and if anyone has information or concerns relevant to the inquiry, please call Det Sgt Joe Banfield at the Child Abuse Investigation Unit on 01296 396569 or Joseph.Banfield@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk