I recently watched Changeling, a movie directed by Clint Eastwood starring Angelina Jolie. Based on actual events, it tells the story of a mother reunited with her missing son only to find out the boy is an impostor. Instead of helping the mother, the corrupt city authorities refuse to admit their mistake, choosing to call the mother a crazy liar. I liked this movie very much, and I recommend it.
I think the movie does a great job at showing the way power corrupts. It shows the terrible way the political and social institutions that are supposedly meant to help protect the people end up actually causing more harm. I think it also shows the way these powerful people and institutions would rather commit even more corrupt, abusive, harmful acts to cover up their previous wrongdoings and escape accountability than admit to wrongdoing, corruption or abuse.
The movie demonstrates that type of corruption not only in law enforcement but also in medical wards.
What do you think? Have you seen the movie?