‘Procession’ on Netflix is a documentary that follows six men, survivors of sexual abuse by priests of the Catholic Church, as they look for peace.
Procession will be available to stream from November 19, 2021.
Cast and creators
Director: Robert Greene
Six midwestern men, survivors of childhood sexual abuse at the hands of Catholic priests and clergy, come together to direct a drama therapy inspired experiment to collectively work through their trauma. They create fictional scenes based on memories, dreams, and experiences in a radically collaborative filmmaking process. The film will explore – through their eyes – the church rituals, culture, and hierarchies that enabled the silence around their abuse.
Drama therapy is the use of theatrical techniques and elements to facilitate personal growth and promote mental health. As a modality of creative arts therapies, Drama therapy exists in many forms and can apply to individuals, couples, families, and various other groups.
Procession had its world premiere at the 2021 Telluride Film Festival. It is a critically acclaimed film and currently holds a 100% fresh rating from critics on the website Rotten Tomatoes.
Six men try to reclaim the space which allowed their assault as children and find healing, peace and catharsis in the process.