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Blessed Child (2019)

More than a decade after leaving the Reverend Sun Myung Moon's Unification Church (the "Moonies"), through a trove of never before seen footage from within the church and extraordinary home... See full summary »

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More than a decade after leaving the Reverend Sun Myung Moon's Unification Church (the "Moonies"), through a trove of never before seen footage from within the church and extraordinary home videos of her family's upbringing alongside Reverend Moon and his disciples, filmmaker Cara Jones attempts to finally break free from the religious cult which dominated her childhood. BLESSED CHILD is one daughter's attempt to unpack the legacy of the decisions her parents made while challenging assumptions - hers and ours - about cults and family.

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Inspiring story of overcoming childhood trauma
18 August 2020 | by eymikbcSee all my reviews

This is a great film letting you into the life of its author. It focusses on the experience of the central character and the journey she has to go on. I had a similar upbringing and I understand the intensity of living a life of religious fervour. There were a lot of potential avenues it could have gone down, and it gave enough background info on the church to understand it, but not too much as too lose the central thread. Watching the now-adult child confront her parents about the consequences of their actions was very raw and touching.


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9 November 2019 (USA) See more »

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