Films That Explored Religious Abuses Won Big at the Academy Awards
Tonight’s winners at the 88th annual Academy Awards included a couple of films that exposed the worst practices within certain religious communities.
Spotlight, the film about Boston Globe reporters who uncovered the Catholic Church sex abuse scandal, took home awards for Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay….
But perhaps the most understated win came in the category of Best Documentary Short. It went to Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy for her film A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness — a movie about faith-based honor killings.