Mandy Moore

Mandy Moore | Actor

Breaking The Silence
Breaking The SilenceBreaking the Silence follows the journey of Manny Waks who was, until recently, the only survivor of child sexual abuse within Melbourne’s Orthodox Jewish community to speak publicly. This is the dramatic follow up to the Walkley Award winning Code of Silence. Breaking the Silence begins with Manny Waks as he gives evidence at the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sex Abuse, during which two ultra-Orthodox Jewish institutions are accused of covering-up and protecting perpetrators in the 1980s and 90s. Over two explosive weeks inside Melbourne’s County Court, viewers will witness, for the first time, those rabbis and officials accused of the cover-ups take the stand and be grilled. For the first time, it is also revealed that Manny was not the only member of the family who was abused; Manny’s father Zephaniah Waks reveals two other sons were abused by a Yeshivah Centre teacher, David Kramer in the 1990’s. He had tried to have the abuse handled by community leaders but was subject to an ancient code of silence that forbids Jews from speaking about the allegations involving other Jews, to the police. The result was that Zephaniah and his wife were virtually excommunicated and feeling isolated, they decided to relocate to Israel. Now his other son Yanky agrees to speak on camera for the first time. After the hearings, Manny travels to the United States to confront one of the two men who he claims abused him. The film’s climax follows Manny to Los Angeles, where he meets a convicted pedophile who was given a suspended sentence for abusing AVB in Sydney in the 1980s. It’s a powerful moment between victim and abuser that delivers an unexpected conclusion. Will Manny’s confrontation with the man he claims abused him give him peace of mind? And will his meeting with the convicted pedophile give him a crucial sense of resolution?
Nyi Roro Kidul Project
Nyi Roro Kidul ProjectSandra has to face a heartbreaking reality. Her mother gets a car accident on the way home to celebrate the 17th birthday of Sandra. Sandra became an orphan, as his father had already died earlier. More schock happens when Sandra knows from Tante Mia, that she was adopted from an orphanage located in rural areas of Java. Aunt Mia tells about Bu Gendis, chairman of the orphanage, who took care Sandra before adoption. Sandra then asks her boyfriend Niko, Gento, and Anggun to go to the orphanage’s village. On the road the car crashes into a tree due to a tire burst. The tire is replaced and they continue on. It turns out that the orphanage was already empty. They feel that there is something odd about the village. When looking for Bu Gendis’ house, they meet Ernest, who is doing the documentation project of the village by the name Nyi Roro Kidul Village Project. According to Ernest, the village was formerly inhabited by the followers of Nyi Roro Kidul. They were slaughtered for being heretical. The Spirits of Nyi Roro Kidul followers still haunt and look for prey to be brought into the Kingdom of Nyi Roro Kidul in the southern ocean. Because of their broken car, they have to stay the night at the village. Terror is threatening Sandra et al. Chasing ghosts haunting them. With the help of Ernest, Sandra et al make ​​it out of that haunted village. Arriving in town, new problems arise. They found their house empty. Their school is in the same condition. Ernest appeares and tells all the truth. Since the first time he met Sandra et al, they was already spirits. They died when their car crashed into a tree. At that time they are in the school hallway. Then come pupils one by one. Some students penetrate Sandra, Niko, Anggun, and Gento. Finally the four of them disappear ... At home, Aunt Mia cries when police reports that Sandra and her friends found dead in a car that crashed into a tree.