This documentary points out some of the facts that are often lost to history, including:
- Men and women were accused of and condemned for witchcraft;
- The first people persecuted and killed were elderly (60 and 70 yrs old);
- Those who confessed were more likely to be spared than those who denied them;
- The trials were done according to best English principals at the time and the fate of the accused were decided by land owning men; and
- Towards the end the Governor got involved and issued pardons, sparing the lives of a few who had been convicted.
There are lessons of tolerance to be learned every day from the Salem Witch Trials of 1692. This film is a very good catalyst for understanding what happened and why.