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Truth Be Told - San Francisco premiere

Greetings.

I cordially invite you all to the San Francisco premiere of Truth Be Told - a new documentary exposing the Jehovah's Witnesses religion.

Screening is scheduled for 9/5/13 at the AMC Van Ness 14. Show begins at 7:30 pm.

Reserve tix and see trailer here: http://www.tugg.com/events/5177

Confirmed guests include Northern California locals Scott Terry and Candace Conti.

SCOTT TERRY is the author of “Cowboys, Armageddon, and The Truth: How a Gay Child Was Saved from Religion” a recently published memoir recounting his Jehovah’s Witnesses upbringing. Mr. Terry has written for The San Francisco Chronicle, Huffington Post, The Good Men Project, and his work has been covered by NPR, The Wall Street Journal, and other popular media outlets.

In 2012 CANDACE CONTI successfully sued the Jehovah’s Witnesses organization for allowing an adult member of a Fremont, CA congregation to repeatedly molest her when she was a child. Her lawsuit also revealed that the leaders of the Jehovah’s Witnesses religion formed policies that instructed church elders to keep child sex abuse accusations secret.
According to her attorney Ms. Conti identified herself publicly to encourage other victims of sexual abuse to come forward.

About the film
TRUTH BE TOLD - a new feature-length documentary - lifts the veil on the seemingly benign Jehovah’s Witnesses religion to expose a profit-driven, isolationist culture characterized by fear, totalitarian corporate leadership, intellectual & spiritual intimidation, suspension of critical thinking, failed prophecies, doctrinal inconsistency and improper handling of physical and sexual abuse allegations within the church.
See former Jehovah's Witnesses candidly discuss growing up inside the religion. They reveal experiences including the effects of proselytizing door-to-door, shunning non- observant family and friends, suffering the discouragement of pursuing dreams like gaining a higher education, missing other societal holidays and customs. And more...
Ultimately the film reveals why Jehovah's Witnesses have the lowest retention rate of any religion with only 37% of those raised as Jehovah's Witnesses continuing their affiliation with the religion.
This exposé - the title of which refers to the Jehovah's Witnesses’ perception that their beliefs are 'the truth' - is the first feature-film directed by Gregorio Smith.
Trailers, excerpts, production stills and other content are available on the official TRUTH BE TOLD website: www.hereliesthetruth.com

Direct link to trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4nqYtzDaGE

TRUTH BE TOLD on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/hereliesthetruth
On Twitter: @TRUTHBETOLDDOC

Thank you for taking the time to read this.

Gregorio

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Interesting but nothing an intelligent guess wouldn't have predicted. I was expecting to learn something never known before.

    September 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Are we meeting at any particular spot before the film or is it a free-for-all?

    September 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Will attend if I can get time off work (I'm an exJW)

    August 30, 2013

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