>>> it has a lot of people talking about the topic typically consid ered taboo. >> i thought it was special. >> reporter: wolf is the first effort feature film that takes on one big bad problem doggi the
church. >>ch it's about a t family who w discovers that their son has been molested by the pastor. >> how is everything with you carl. >> he waits for the right opportunity and then he pounces. when they discover it, it tears them totally apart. and the film really is about them trying to put the pieces back together. >> reporter: the shoot took 15 days, the planning, two years. >> we've all made mistakes. >> reporter: in between film maker smith kept up with classes as a film professor at the university of texas f at arlington. >> i'm a christian. st again i believ e in the institution. >> but i also believe we tevry to hide things. >> reporter: dr. michael waters agrees he's the senior pastor of joy tabernacle in oak cliff. >> this is something the
church has dealt alwith in silence for a long tia me. he believes the film twill bring healing. >> the truth shall set you free. >> reporter: to victims and predators. >> the opportuni ty for this truth to come forth may in fact, help other pastors. the film debuted to mostly positive reviews but that's not why smith made it. >> i hope that this will spark conversation so things will change. >> reporter: in dallas, carol cavazos.