Get ready for The Keepers. Netflix’s latest true crime series is coming May 19 and tells the tale of an unsolved murder of a nun from Baltimore.
Directed by Ryan White of The Case Against 8 fame, the seven-part series examines the death of Sister Cathy Cesnik and the mystery that still lingers almost five decades following her murder. The Catholic high school teacher went missing November 7, 1969 and her body was found nearly two months later—yet her death remains unsolved.
In the 1990s, the case of Sister Cathy returned to the spotlight when a woman only known as Jane Doe come forward to share her story of sexual abuse by the high school’s chaplain. According to Netflix, Jane Doe was taken to Sister Cathy’s body (yet to be discovered) and told,” See what happens when you say bad things about people.”
White interviewed dozens of friends, relatives, journalists who covered the story, Baltimore citizens and government officials in an effort to uncover the truth behind the murder of the schoolteacher.
“A theme of all of this is just voice: being able to find your own, being able to use it and having people listen to it,” executive producer Jessica Hargrave said in a statement.
Hargrave, White, Josh Braun, Ben Cotner, Jason Spingarn-Koff and Lisa Nishimura are executive producers on the documentary series.
Some of the shockers from the trailer above include this quote, “My father said to my mother, ‘You want to know why I drink?Because we killed a woman and we put her behind the shop,'” and this one, “This goes bigger and deeper than we can imagine. The story is not the nun’s killing, the story is the cover up of the nun’s story.”
“We never set out in making this to solve a murder,” White said. “But what has happened through making it is it has drawn people out in a way that wouldn’t have happened if there wasn’t going to be such a scrutiny or risk of exposure.”
Get your first look at The Keepers, which is sure to be your next true crime obsession in the trailer above. All episodes drop on May 19 on Netflix.
Published at Wed, 19 Apr 2017 15:01:59 +0000
Prince Harry says it was “only right” to share his experience of coping with the death of his mother Princess Diana because he hopes to “encourage others to come forward and smash” the stigma surrounding mental health.
Diana died in a car crash in Paris at age 36 in 1997. Harry was 12 at the time. The prince, now 32, had said in a recent and rare, candid interview on a podcast released by The Telegraph newspaper that he shut down his emotions following her death and had “probably been very close to a complete breakdown on numerous occasions” over the years as he dealt with his grief. Following persuasion from his brother Prince William to seek professional help, he finally sought counseling.
On Wednesday, Harry made his first appearance since the interview, opening the 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon Expo. The event’s charity of the year is Heads Together. Harry, William and wife Kate Middleton have long spearheaded the group’s campaign to end the stigma around mental health. At the event, Harry reflected on his decision to speak openly about turning to therapy.
“I’ve shared, just as much as everybody else has during this campaign,” he told reporters. “And after how many years of listening to stories from veterans and their families and then specifically in this campaign, William, Catherine and I hearing some of the most heart-wrenching stories based around what people have experienced and then the mental anguish that’s happened from then, it was only right to share my experiences to hope to encourage others to come forward and smash that stigma, to make it easier for them to talk about their own experiences. So I was just doing my bit.”
“When you’ve heard so many stories from so many other people and if you can relate to that then it’s only right that you talk about your own experiences,” Harry added.
August 31st will mark the 20th anniversary of the death of Diana, who was known as the “People’s Princess” and for her own charity work around the world. It was announced this past January that a statue of the Princess of Wales is set to be erected on the grounds of Kensington Palace, at the request of Harry and William.
“It has been 20 years since our mother’s death and the time is right to recognize her positive impact in the U.K. and around the world with a permanent statue,” William and Harry said in a statement released by Kensington Palace. “Our mother touched so many lives. We hope the statue will help all those who visit when it will be unveiled. It is hoped that this will occur before the end of 2017.”
Published at Wed, 19 Apr 2017 14:42:51 +0000