“The witches’ children” from Edwin Beeler

This film tells the story about Swiss children in foster care in the 20th century, who were tortured and sexually abused by the priests and nuns who were supposed to look out for them. For his film director Edwin Beeler interviewed five of the people who managed to survive these tortures thanks to their resilience and fantasy. In a parallel story line this documentary recalls the fate of children in the 17th century who were accused of witchcraft, tortured and executed.