Standing Silent

1h 24min   |   English

Producer & Director: Scott Rosenfelt

Editor: Ellen Goldwasser

Graphics: Scott Lansing &
Sabotage Film Group 

Writer, Phil Jacobs of the Jewish Times, an orthodox Jew himself, goes against his own community's wishes as he uncovers and reports on a web of sexual abuse involving a well-liked orthodox rabbi, and his son, in the Baltimore Orthodox community.  Jacobs is soon ostracized by his own community, while he and his family receive numerous death threats. But instead of quitting, he is determined to bring the story to light. Jacobs fights the orthodox establishment to give a voice to the pain and suffering of hundreds of survivors. At the same time he reveals a deep, personal truth which takes the story to a remarkable climax.