ABUSE WAS NOT A FAILURE OF THE SYSTEM. IT WAS THE SYSTEM.
In a world television first, Revelation takes cameras into the criminal trials of two notorious Catholic priests accused of sex crimes against children. Through a series of extraordinary interviews films during the trials, Revelation uncovers the secret lives and motivations of some of the most reviled men of modern times.
How does a man of God become a predator of children? What dark psychology enables a priest to go from administrating the sacraments to sexually assaulting an altar boy? Revelation culminates in the Vatican with the story of a high ranking Cardinal accused of abusing boys in an orphanage in Australia.
Across three compelling episodes, Revelation presents the deepest portrayal of the culture and system that protected perpetrators of heinous crimes against children.
‘Walkley award-winning journalist Sarah Ferguson has delivered some of the best TV journalism this country has ever witnessed but Revelation might just be the pinnacle.’ - Daily Telegraph
Critic's Choice - The Age
Pick of the Week - TV Week
‘A searing documentary series’ - The Age
‘Extraordinary’ - Sydney Morning Herald
‘Astounding television’ - TV Blackbox
‘Hauntingly poetic…compelling, harrowing television.’ - The Australian
‘It’s taken me until now to get over watching this extraordinary, devastating series. Brace yourself to watch it but watch it you should.’ - Australian Financial Review
Awards / Reviews
Australian International Documentary Conference Awards 2021: Nominee Best Series
Walkley Awards For Excellence in Journalism 2020:
Winner Best Documentary
Finalist Best Television Video Camerawork
AACTA Awards 2020:
Nomination Best Cinematography in a Documentary
Nomination Best Editing in a Documentary
Asian Academy Creative Awards 2020:
National Winner Best Documentary Series
Florence Film Awards 2020:
Winner Best Editing in a Documentary
Honourable Mention: Original Score
Australian Screen Editors Guild Awards 2020:
Nomination Best Editing Documentary Series
Australian Cinematographer Society Awards 2020:
Winner Gold Award – Documentary Category