Disturbing Documentaries That Will Scar Parents Forever
Ariel Castro documentary (2015)
On May 6, 2013, a former school bus driver, Ariel Castro, kidnaps and enslaves three local girls in a Cleveland community. Amanda Berry, Georgina DeJesus, and Michelle Knight (who had been diagnosed with a learning disability) were abducted and kept undiscovered for 11 years. They were locked in Castro’s house and chained to walls and poles; and sexually abused — sometimes 5 times a day. But after a decade, one of the girls, Amanda Berry, found the right moment to escape.
The documentary follows the story of the three girls’ escape and delves into the horrors they experienced. At the trial, the parents conveyed their confusion as they tried to tackle the idea of thinking a neighbor was a friend when he was actually a kidnapper and predator. Castro was sentenced to 1000 years in prison, but killed himself shortly after being sentenced.