David Feige’s powerful and hard-hitting film UNTOUCHABLE, winner of the Albert Maysles New Documentary Director Award at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival, will be released on January 15, 2019. New footage has been added to the already powerful film which frames important questions that are even more relevant in our current #MeToo era.
UNTOUCHABLE starts out as an exploration of the highly controversial topic of sexual offenses, particularly those in which children are the victims, but quickly turns into an in-depth look of the legal and social system’s harsh treatment of sexual offenders in the U.S., ultimately creating one of the most thought-provoking, complicated and illuminating documentaries in years.
When the most powerful lobbyist in Florida discovers that the nanny has sexually abused his daughter, he harnesses his extraordinary political power to pass the toughest sex offender laws in the nation. UNTOUCHABLE chronicles his crusade, and its impact on the lives of several of the 800,000 people forced to live under the kinds of laws he has championed. The film interweaves intimate portraits of men and women who have been branded sex offenders with the heartbreaking stories of those who have suffered sexual abuse. It is a film that pushes viewers toward an uncomfortable place, requiring them to walk in the shoes of those who have survived sexual abuse, but to still bear witness to the experiences of those we revile.