FRONTLINE

The Silence

Clip: Season 29 Episode 12 | 28m 16s

Tom Curran and reporter Mark Trahant examine a little-known chapter of the Catholic Church sex abuse story: decades of abuse of Native Americans by priests and church workers in Alaska. The Silence shows how the isolation of the villages and the absolute authority of the church over the Native population created an atmosphere where molestation could go unchecked and unreported.

Aired: 04/19/11

Rating: NR

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