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Cogent/Benger Productions Inc. has been producing high-profile network documentaries and specials since 1998. The company has a reputation for producing films destined for a wide public that explore major social issues.
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Canadian Screen Awards nomination for I, Pedophile

I, Pedophile was nominated for the Donald Brittain Award for Best Social/Political Documentary Program at the 2017 Canadian Screen Awards. This was the third nomination in this category for Cogent/Benger Productions and the first for director Matthew Campea.

French version of I, Pedophile airs

“Je suis pédophile”, the dubbed French version of I, Pedophile, was broadcast by Téléquebec on October 12, 2016. Reviews say it is “excellent for compassion and comprehension” of the issue.

I, Pedophile premiered March 10, ’16 on CBC’s Firsthand doc series.

Pedophile, the worst word in the world. A taboo word suggesting an offence against children so universally reviled that, even today, when “anything goes”, it is still shrouded in mystery, phobia and criminality. But where do pedophilic tendencies actually originate? … Continue reading

Latest Documentary

Cogent/Benger’s latest film,
I, PEDOPHILE, had its broadcast premiére on CBC-TV’s Firsthand series on March 10, 2016.

It is the product of an investigation by director/editor Matthew Campea into the inner lives of pedophiles. “Being born a pedophile is probably one of the worst things that could happen to you. Imagine the horror of growing up sexually attracted to children, and never being able to talk about it. It would be hell. This film looks at a new approach of scientific and emotional understanding.”

In the powerfully stylish I, PEDOPHILE, enter the underground world of men who are born attracted to children, and meet the maverick scientists who dare advocate on their behalf.