Netflix Releases Trailer for Documentary on Latter Day Saints Cult that Shocked the Country in 2008!
If you were anywhere near a television in 2008 then you saw the shocking raid on the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Day after day the news covered dozens and dozens of children being removed from the religious compound, ran by religious leader Warren Jeffs, but, what we had yet to learn was worse than any of us could ever imagine.
Now, there's a documentary on the way that details exactly what happened behind those closed doors.
Here's the synopsis courtesy of Netflix:
In 2008, a dramatic raid at the Yearning for Zion Ranch in West Texas generated attention around the world, as law enforcement agents uncovered stunning evidence of sexual, physical and psychological abuse and took 400+ children into custody. Keep Sweet: Pray and Obey, directed by Emmy and Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Rachel Dretzin, gives viewers an in-depth look into the secretive polygamous sect of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS) and the rise of self-professed prophet Warren Jeffs.
The four-part documentary series features never-before-seen archival footage and harrowing personal stories from some of the courageous women and men who escaped. From forced underage marriage and pregnancy to a complete unraveling into an oppressive criminal cult under Warren Jeffs’ rule, the story uncovers extraordinary bravery battling tyrannical control in modern America.
Keep Sweet: Pray and Obey is a Participant and Ark Media Production; directed by Rachel Dretzin (Who Killed Malcolm X, Far From the Tree). Executive Producers include Jeff Skoll, Diane Weyermann, Miura Kite, Zachary Herrmann, Rachel Dretzin, and Alison Dammann. Grace McNally serves as co-director and producer.
The limited series will be shown in four parts and will be available for streaming on June 8, 2022 at 3am! We're definitely going to be watching!