• Feature Documentary
  • 100 mins
  • 2017

The Betrayed Girls

In May 2012, the revelation that nine Asian men from the Manchester suburb of Rochdale were guilty of the grooming, rape and sex trafficking of teenage white girls shocked Britain. But the police and social services had known about the abusers for years, and the abuse went far beyond the Greater Manchester town. From Rotherham to Keighley, it was happening across cities and towns in the north and beyond.

Featuring the harrowing testimony of the victims and the shocking testimony of the few who were prepared to speak out, this film reveals how it wasn’t just the professionals whose job it was to protect the girls who ignored their plight. The media, politicians and the Muslim community also all chose to look the other way. Why?


Director
Henry Singer

Producer
Rob Miller

Editor
Ben Stark

Broadcaster
BBC
A brilliant but gruelling feature-length documentary about the Rochdale abuse scandal…. authoritative and righteously angry, with the power of a gut-punch.

The Daily Telegraph

A superb….brilliant, horrifying documentary.

The Guardian

Henry Singer’s film stared unblinkingly into the abyss, boiling down a knotty state of affairs into a cogent 90 minutes… It acts as a powerful watchdog report at the door of the establishment, as well as a wider lesson from recent history.

The Times

Henry Singer’s account of the Rochdale grooming scandal is masterful…. It lets us sit back and assign blame.

The Observer

Harrowing retelling of the Rochdale grooming scandal…. carefully and painstakingly told…

The Observer