Pervert Park

PBS Premiere: July 11, 2016Check the broadcast schedule »

Filmmaker Statement

These are the crimes that are often too painful or uncomfortable to discuss. These are the people that no one wants to live amongst. These are the neighbors we wish away and, through sex offender laws and labeling literally and figuratively move to the outskirts of our towns and our lives. And yet there they are, 1,000 feet away from our schools and our parks and playgrounds and churches.

Although many of their crimes are unspeakable, what do we, as a community, gain from our willful silence? If we hope to curb the cycle and culture of sexual violence, is there value in exploring the lives of sex offenders, regardless of how heartbreaking and difficult it might be?

— Frida Barkfors and Lasse Barkfors, Directors