A passionate love story between two people of different backgrounds and temperaments, who are fatefully mismatched and yet condemned to each other. Set against the background of the Cold ... See full summary »
A must see for anyone studying with the Jehovah's Witnesses
As an ex-JW born into this religion, I can truthfully say this film is very realistic. The dialogue is 100% authentic as to the common retorts of rank and file JWs as well as elders. The film nicely covers the JWs refusal of blood transfusions, as well as the practice of shunning. The ending portrays what life is really like for a faithful JW, who is prepared to give up everything for this religion/cult. It may not be a film enjoyed everyone, but for ex-members and their support network, as well as those interested in Social Psychology, it provides a reliable guide as to why ex-JWs need support and love after they break free. To have your family who you love shun you is a terrible experience that impacts a persons self-identity, self-esteem and belonging, and can have serious mental-health consequences, and suicides. Anyone contemplating joining the religion should watch this film, so they realise what they will have to lose, should they, or their children decide to follow another path a few years down the line. Excellent film, 100% accurate. Well done to the writer/director
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