Sons of Perdition

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OWN's Sons of Perdition Is Fundamentally Fascinating

Sons of Perdition

With Sons of Perdition, OWN is now 2 for 2 with its Documentary Club offerings. While the brilliant Becoming Chaz was a hard act to follow, first-time feature directors Tyler Measom and Jennilyn Merten deliver a film every bit as specific and captivating...
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Premise: Three teen boys who left prophet Warren Jeffs' polygamous Fundamentalist LDS compound along the Utah-Arizona border describe life there---and are seen trying to help female family members escape from it. Filmmakers Tyler Measom and Jennilyn Merten also track the boys' difficult adjustment to nearby St. George, Utah. They're undereducated and fearful, but free. That's not so for many FLDS women. As Jeffs himself is heard saying: "A woman's duty is to bless her husband every moment of her life."

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