Louis Theroux: A Place for Paedophiles
Directed by Emma Cooper
“I try to find something likeable. In fact, these guys, a lot of them have a lot of likeable things. And I think that part of the unlikable is something they didn’t choose. No one woke up and said… ‘I’m going to grow up and be a paedophile, I’m going to grow up to be a rapist.’ No one chooses it.” -Social Worker at Coalinga Mental Hospital
Louis visits the Coalinga Mental Hospital in California, which houses more than 500 convicted paedophiles. Spending time with those undergoing treatment, Louis wrestles with whether he can ever allow himself to believe men whose whole history is defined by deception and deceit.