It is not uncommon for spectators to give standing ovations at the Sundance Film Festival, but the solemn process took off when two men accused Michael Jackson of abusing them when the boys attended the festival's only screening of "Leaving Neverland." Wade Robson, who says Jackson abused him at the age of 7 to 14 years, and James Safechuck appeared as an adult with her allegations of abuse following Jackson's death in 2009
The four-hour film, which airs in two parts this spring on Channel 4 and HBO in the UK, is a far-reaching account of how his life with Jackson reached the height of his fame in the '80s and early' 90s later than adults with the trauma of what happened to supposedly in their youth began to develop in a serious way.
In addition to reports vo n Robson and Safechuck himself, the film also interviews family members, including the boys 'moms, the boys' wives, and Robson's brother and sister.
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Jackson's voice is heard in the film, through voicemails he went to Robson and an "interview", the Safechuck with Jackson Boarding his private plane and made with the movie shows some of the many faxes he has sent to Robson.
"We can not change what happened to us and we can not do anything about Michael," Robson said in a Q & A interview with the audience. However, he said he hopes that other survivors will feel less isolated and raise awareness of anyone responsible for children.
Safechuck added They were neither paid to participate in the documentation nor expected to receive it.
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Jackson's fiercely condemned the movie on Friday night, calling it "the kind of tabloid assassination" Michael Jackson endured his life and is now dead.
It accused Robson and Safechuck of being "two perjurers," a reference to sworn statements made by Jackson during his lifetime that he had not abused them.
Robson, a choreographer with Britney Spears and other top acts witnessed Jackson's defense during the trial, which ended in 2005 with the popstar's acquittal for insulting.
"The film takes unconfirmed allegations that are supposedly ugly. It was founded 20 years ago and treats them as a matter of fact, "the statement said.
She accuses the filmmakers of relying too much on the stories of the two men and ignoring the reports of others who said Jackson never harmed children.
|Supporters The deceased artist distributed pamphlets outside the premiere of "Leaving Neverland" during the Sundance Film Festival [Danny Moloshok/AP]|
. "Leaving Never land "has been condemned by Jackson's estate and fans since the project was announced earlier this month.  Jackson 2005 was released from harassment in a case involving another young man. Robson testified in the process that he had slept many times in Jackson's room, but that Jackson had never bothered him. Safechuck made similar statements to investigators as a boy. Then in 2013 Robson filed a lawsuit claiming that stress and trauma had forced him to face the truth that he was being sexually abused by Jackson. Safechuck filed a similar lawsuit the following year. Both were dismissed for technical reasons, and one judge did not assess the merits of the allegations.
Dan Reed said he had entered a new territory to explore an amusement figure, rather than his usual topics such as terrorism and crime. 19659004] He told the men who had talked to so many lawyers over the years that he should just talk to him as if he were an ordinary person in the street, and did not care about contradictions.
He interviewed Robson for three days and Safechuck for two days before deciding that he also wanted to talk to their mothers.
"I was just blown away," said Reed. "I knew we had something really big."
Safechuck and Robson say it was unbelievable to be together.
"It's all we've wanted in the last six years to speak, to communicate," said Robson. It was just beautiful. "
Safechuck added," It took a long time to simply connect with someone who went through that. It is amazing.
The film has sparked controversy since it was announced a few weeks ago, following which the estate in Jackson condemned him for criticizing "discredited allegations."
Before the screening There were Reports that massive demonstrations will take place outside, and Park City added extra police outside the Egyptian theater, which is located on the busiest street of the festival, but on Friday, few people turned up the posters saying " Innocent "stopped" over Jackson's mouth.
One audience member voiced the reality that there are many Jackson fans who do not believe them and asked if they had a message for them.
"I do not feel like it's all I have to tell them, except that I understand it's really hard to believe," Robson said.
"Because in a way, not so long ago, I was in the same position they were in. Although it happened to me, I still could not believe it, I still could not believe that what Michael had done to me, was a bad thing, we can only accept and understand something when we are ready. "