As with any good religious tale, it boils down to sex, greed, and the preservation of wealth. From critically acclaimed, Emmy® Award-winning and Oscar®-nominated documentary filmmaker Amy Berg (Deliver Us From Evil), Prophet’s Preyexamines Fundamentalist Church leader Warren Jeffs’ life to show how he seized control of people’s lives, at the head of an organization worth hundreds of millions of dollars.
When Jeffs rose to lead the Fundamentalist Church of Latter Day Saints (FLDS), he brought his dictatorial and sadistic desires to bear on a society that was all too vulnerable to exploitation. The FLDS was already a paternalistic religion with a history of polygamous and under-aged marriage, yet Warren managed to expand these practices in unprecedented ways, bridging the gap between sister wives and ecclesiastically justified rape. Experts Jon Krakauer and Sam Brower help us understand: how did a man like Warren Jeffs raise himself to lead an entire religion?
"A skin-crawling chronicle of one of America's biggest criminals and the community that allowed him to florish."
"Provocative and powerful."
"Gripping, authoritative account of the myriad absuses of Warren Jeffs."
"Comprehensive, disturbing and utterly fascinating."
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Anna Culp, Brian Grazer, Dustin Lance Black, Erica Huggins, Geralyn Dreyfous, Ron Howard
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