“BROKEN PLACES” Documentary
Public Policy Productions/WNET
Broken Places explores why some children are severely damaged by early adversity while others are able to thrive. Producer/Director Roger Weisberg revisited some of the abused and neglected children he profiled decades ago in order to dramatically illustrate how early trauma shaped their lives as adults. Broken Places interweaves these longitudinal narratives with poignant observations from a few nationally renowned experts to help viewers better understand the devastating impact of childhood adversity as well as the inspiring characteristics of resilience.
Since he founded Public Policy Productions in 1982, Roger Weisberg has produced and directed 33 documentaries on subjects ranging from health care, aging, and the environment to defense policy, child welfare, teen pregnancy, and criminal justice. All of Public Policy Productions’ documentaries have aired in prime time on PBS in the US, and many were televised on foreign television networks around the world. All were extensively distributed in the home video, digital, and educational markets worldwide. Weisberg's documentaries have won over 150 awards including Peabody, Emmy, and DuPont-Columbia awards as well as two Academy Award nominations.