Harvard University – Secret Court Files 1920

Perkins 28: Testimony from the Secret Court Files of 1920 documents the testimony from 1920, when Harvard University convened a secret court to interview, charge and discipline students who were suspected of homosexuality.

Ein Film von Michael Van Devere.

In 1920, Harvard University convened a secret court to interview, charge and discipline students suspected of being homosexual.
Thirty-seven men testified before the court, including a tutor, an assistant professor, numerous Harvard students and several Boston men.
After two weeks of testimony, eight Harvard undergraduates were forced to withdraw, one of whom committed suicide.
Based on actual testimony and court documents, Perkins 28: Testimony from the Secret Court Files of 1920 dramatizes the closed-room trials, nine intense episodes of testimony before the court.

Filmed in April 2008 at the Guesthouse of the Monastery of the Society of Saint John the Evangelist in Cambridge, MA.

Premiere screening 0n November 17,


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