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Sons of Perdition (2010)

R | | Documentary | April 2010 (USA)
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An inside look at former FLDS teens who have become religious refugees in mainstream America.
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Bruce Barlow Bruce Barlow ... Self
Deloy Bateman Deloy Bateman ... Self
Michelle Benward Michelle Benward ... Self
Kevin Black Kevin Black ... Self
Elizabeth Broadbent Elizabeth Broadbent ... Self
Hilary Broadbent Hilary Broadbent ... Self
Jenifer Broadbent Jenifer Broadbent ... Self
Joe Broadbent Joe Broadbent ... Self
Jorgina Broadbent Jorgina Broadbent ... Self
Sabrina Broadbent Sabrina Broadbent ... Self
Suzanne Broadbent Suzanne Broadbent ... Self
Sam Brower Sam Brower ... Self
Megen Cooke Megen Cooke ... Self
Erin Daniel Erin Daniel ... Self
Mike Daniel Mike Daniel ... Self
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An inside look at former FLDS teens who have become religious refugees in mainstream America.

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The Story of Polygamy's Exiled Teens

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Rated R for language and some teen drug use | See all certifications »
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Sam Zitting: In a way, you escape, but in another way you're leavin' everything behind. It's a tough decision, and they make it that way, too.
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Featured in Storyville: Leaving the Cult (2010) See more »

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Tarzan and Jane
Written by Per Holm and Toy Box
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Very interesting look on brainwashing cults...
12 April 2012 | by CurtHerzstarkSee all my reviews

This documentary is about teenage runaways or more precisely runaways from very disturbing sect led by their leader Warren Jeffs. The sect is called Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints(FLDS Church)and probably one of the most fundamentalistic mormon groups.

FLDS Church owns lots of land, and controls their members with iron fist. Polygamy is encouraged by Jeffs, also the use of childbrides between older men and teenage girls. Sexual abuse, mistreatment etc seems to be common in this organization and according to what police and FBI found out later Jeffs was one of the biggest perpetrators of these crimes.

This doc however doesn't solely focus on these serious matters but shows the teenagers and families that escaped this very dangerous sect and tries to adjust to normal life. But this however seems harder then one might think.

How to enjoy freedom when you never had any freedom before? And as the filmmakers follow these kids around you get the feeling that their real problems starts AFTER they escaped the sect.

This doc is well-made and should be seen by anyone who liked Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple (2006), Jesus Camp (2006)etc.

Religious fanaticism shows it's ugly face regardless if you are Christian,Muslim, hindu etc and therefore docs like this one is so important.


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April 2010 (USA) See more »

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Farvel til mormon-kulten See more »

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Saint George, Utah, USA See more »

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