A hard-hitting emotionally charged 60 min documentary by Bill Maloney (Award winning independent film director) who’s family were all brought up in the UK care system.
It covers Maloney’s visit and interpretation of Jersey, Channel Islands, following the ongoing child abuse investigations of the children’s care home ‘Haut de la Garenne’. It highlights connections with the Sea Cadets and children being brought from London care homes for ‘sailing holidays’ on the Island. The documentary contains strong language and strong opinions.
Due to his and his family’s experiences of Establishment care homes Maloney felt compelled to see first hand the response of Islanders to the alleged abuse claims and their general feeling for the Governing States. A mixed response of silence, anger and insensitivity is catalogued from this island of geographical beauty with an ugly underbelly. The film includes mainstream news reports with Jeremy Paxman, Stuart Syvret, Lenny Harper, Esther Rantzen and Frank Walker.
It is the opinion of Bill Maloney that if a child was required – Haut de la Garenne was the venue; if an adult was required – St Saviours Mental Hospital was the venue.
JERSEY IS NOT PART OF THE UK, IT IS OWNED BY THE CROWN.