Spotlight: Behind the Scenes at The Boston Globe

Talk Wednesday 18 November 2015, 5:00 PM

Spotlight tells the astonishing true story of The Boston Globe’s Pulitzer Prize-winning “Spotlight” team of investigative journalists, who in 2002 shocked the city and the world by exposing the Catholic Church’s systematic cover-up of widespread paedophilia perpetrated by more than 70 local priests.

For this special event we are delighted to be joined by the film’s director and co-writer Tom McCarthy and co-writer Josh Singer, along with The Boston Globe journalists that the film is based on: Sacha Pfeiffer and Mike Rezendes.

In a discussion chaired by the former head of BBC News and director of the centre for journalism at Cardiff University, Richard Sambrook, they will talk about the events the film is based on and the process of adapting them for the screen.

Spotlight will be released in the UK on 29 January 2016.