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Leaving Neverland

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Synopsis

When allegations of sexual abuse by Michael Jackson involving young boys surfaced in 1993, many found it hard to believe that the King of Pop could be guilty of such unspeakable acts.
In separate but parallel stories, James Safechuck (10) and Wade Robson (7) were each befriended by Jackson, who invited them into his singular, fairy-tale world as his career reached its peak. Their families were unaware of the manipulation and abuse he would subject the boys to over a period of years.
Through gut-wrenching interviews with the now-adult men and their families, LEAVING NEVERLAND crafts a portrait of sustained exploitation, deception and the complicated feelings that led both men to confront their abuse only once they each had had a young son of their own.
Playing out against the backdrop of our collective experience, the film documents the value of breaking a long-held silence, even when it implicates a powerful, revered figure.
Official Selection Sundance Film Festival 2019 - Special Events programme - World premiere

Details

Year
2019
Type of film
Features
Running Time
Part One 2 x 120 mins; Part Two 2x 90 mins
Director
Dan Reed
Producer
Dan Reed
Executive Producer
Nancy Abraham, Lisa Heller, Tom Porter
Editor
Jules Cornell
Director of Photography
Dan Reed
Music
Chad Hobson

Genre

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Last updated 20th March 2019

Production Company

US, UK co-production

Amos Pictures
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http://www.amospictures.co.uk

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Company

Kew Media Group
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London
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+44 (0)20 7851 6500
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