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The calls for help came day and night from the group home for troubled children in Davis, California. Dozens a day – to the police, to state authorities, the unending pleas chronicling sexual assaults and suicide tries, runaways and random violence. A rescue was mounted too late, and the disaster in Davis to this day haunts those it touched. This is the story of Sule Anibaba, who worked as a counselor at the Davis home for five years, emerging both damaged and ashamed.

I directed and produced this illustrated documentary for ProPublica. Reported by Joaquin Sapien and illustrated by Marina Luz.

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