Mea Culpa is a documentary film that explores the stories of people who have left the Catholic Church but who have never really been able to let the Church leave them. Growing up in Colombia, where the dominant religion is Catholicism, I was strongly affected by the Church. Although I have left the Church, I still find Catholicism to be a major influence in my life. After speaking with other former Catholics it became apparent that others, like me, still have odd ties to Catholicism, such as strong feelings of guilt about everything from food to sex to not calling their mothers.
Although the film is set in Toronto, Canada, it provides insight into the experiences of people from many different cultures and backgrounds, allowing viewers to gain insight into the cross-cultural influence of the Catholic Church.
Mea Culpa won the Rationalist Association Commendation given to a film that best shows rational thought, at the Insight Film Festival in Manchester, England in 2011, and was part of the official selection of the Atheist Film Festival in San Francisco, CA, 2012.