In the desert of Utah hides Colorado City, the oldest polygamist compound in the United States. Here men have plural wives and raise their children by the strict code of the sons of perdition.jpgFundamentalist Latter Day Saint religion (FLDS).
After his rise to power, the prophet Warren Jeffs began a systematic effort to cleanse his flock. He banned schooling, books, recreations, and excommunicated prominent men, marrying their women to other men. Hundreds of teenage boys were exiled to the streets, giving up their families and salvation.
Sons of Perdition follows three boys after they leave Colorado City. With limited educations and rarely a stable address, the obstacles are enormous. All the boys have big dreams—starting with the hope of attending high school—but what they want most is contact with their families. For one teen in the film, this means numerous attempts to help his fourteen-year-old sister escape before an arranged marriage.
With unprecedented access, Sons of Perdition takes audiences on a three-year-journey into the lives of these remarkable teens, providing the inside analysis to make this intimate portrait a big story—a timely, critical look at faith, family and religious exile in mainstream America.
When: Friday August 16th, 7pm
Where: Raindance Toronto (276 Carlaw Ave. Suite 222)
How Much: $5 Donation