“Spotlight” is a 2015 American biographical drama film. It is based on a series of stories by the “Spotlight” team that earned The Globe the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. The film follows The Boston Globe‘s “Spotlight” team, the oldest continuously operating newspaper investigative journalist unit in the United States, and its investigation into cases of widespread and systemic child sex abuse in the Boston area by many Roman Catholic priests.
What I learned from the movie is that there might be a lot more abuse happening in places you would never expect there to be. Like for example in the movie, the spotlight team started to uncover a pattern of sexual abuse of children by Catholic priests in Massachusetts, and they ended up with finding out that there should be approximately 90 abusive priests in Boston, which is 6 % of the of the priests. Something else I learned is that the best way for the investigators to find out answers is when the victims come forward telling their stories. That is also very helpful for the victims because they might have held the information inside of them for so long, considering that they might have been too scared to come forward with their stories.
When it comes to what I personally thought of the movie was that it was not really a movie for me, considering I never watch movies in this genre. It didn’t really leave a good impression on me because I found it quite boring and it was hard to concentrate while watching it. The storyline in itself is very good because it has this empowering message where when the people come together as one, they find a way to solve a big problem.