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Children of God: Lost and Found (2007)

TV-MA | | Documentary | January 2007 (USA)
A first-person account of growing up in an evangelical Christian cult.

Director:

Noah Thomson

Writers:

Mathilde Bittner (story editing), Ashley York
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Credited cast:
David Berg David Berg ... Himself (cult leader - Children of God) (archive footage)
Ricky Rodriguez Ricky Rodriguez ... Himself (archive footage)
Joey Thomson Joey Thomson ... Himself
Noah Thomson Noah Thomson ... Himself
Solly Thomson Solly Thomson ... Himself (left cult in 1999)
Faith Zerby Faith Zerby ... Herself (cult member) (archive footage)
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A first-person account of growing up in an evangelical Christian cult.

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

January 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Isten gyermekei: Megtalált lelkek See more »

Filming Locations:

San Francisco, California, USA

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Extraordinary Documentary
27 September 2009 | by wildlightproSee all my reviews

I've seen this film twice now on HBO, and have been riveted and moved both times. The Variety review linked from IMDb gets it backwards: the film is not aimless, but open -- as if it enters the void occupied by the ex cult members on the screen. Nor is the film limited; rather, it's intriguing. It hints at horrors so enormous that the viewer is inspired to contemplate what life in The Family must have been (and still be) like. The direction and editing are of unusually high quality for a cable documentary; the entire presentation is feverish, fractured, and consistently dynamic. It's inspiring to know that this movie was helmed by a former member of the cult, as its electric vitality suggests that the director's spirit escaped intact.

Of particular interest -- however superficial -- is the fact that all the former cult members on screen are good-looking. This sounds like a silly thing to say, but I suspect anybody who watches the film will notice it. Are the members aesthetically pleasing because the leadership chose attractive people to participate in The Family's sexually charged lifestyle? In any case, it's unusual to encounter -- be it in a documentary or in real life -- a concentrated group of people with this level of charisma and aesthetic appeal. Watch it and see.

A truly novel, memorable, and revealing piece of work.


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