Florida Justice Transitions, aka "Pervert Park," is home to 120 convicted sex offenders. (Like in many other U.S. states, sex offenders are not allowed to live within 1000 feet of places frequented by children). The crimes committed by the residents range from simple misdemeanors to horrendous acts too unbearable to contemplate. Blending shockingly candid interviews with observational footage, filmmakers Frida and Lasse Barkfors gradually reveal the personal stories behind each of their subjects--their offenses as well as their demons--often bearing witness to stories no one has ever heard before.
A compelling and empathetic film about the people no one wants as neighbors, Pervert Park follows the everyday life of the sex offenders in the park as they struggle to reintegrate into society, giving viewers the chance to understand who they are and, most importantly, the destructive cycle of sexual abuse.
"If audiences went in thinking they'd be allowed to simply hate on and ridicule the offenders, they might have completely changed their minds by the time they come out 75 minutes later. In the best sense of the word, the film's an eye-opener that completely demystifies what one would think goes on in a place the neighbors all call Pervert Park."
- Boyd van Hoeij, The Hollywood Reporter
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