October 12, 2012 - 2:03PM
Attracted to children
"Plagued by abhorrent desires, Sven tries to live right. A confronting documentary that follows him as he seeks help will screen in Sydney this weekend.
Still from the documentary Outing
Sven was still a teenager when he realised he was sexually attracted to children.
"There was a case of a 10-year-old girl that had been sexually abused and killed by her uncle," the 26-year-old student says at the beginning of Outing.
We wouldn't expect to see such a controversial documentary on TV or commercially screened.
"That was when the term paedophilia was on the news.
"That was when I realised that I was like that myself.
"That I was a pig like him who might end up killing someone."
Sven's startling confession opens the documentary that follows his efforts to seek professional help to curb his sexual desires.
Sven does not doubt that his sexuality is repugnant: "And for me that's absolutely clear: any kind of sexual contact with children is taboo."
But looking at a photo album of his youth, he points to a photo of himself, aged 15, with a younger cousin: "I noticed that I felt attracted to her. She was around four.""
OUTING - Trailer#1
OUTING - Trailer#2