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San Francisco premiere of Truth Be Told -

I cordially invite you all to the San Francisco premiere of TRUTH BE TOLD. The screening will take place Thursday September 5, 2013 at AMC Van Ness 14.
Reserve seats and see event details/trailer here: http://www.tugg.com/events/5177

The San Francisco premiere is part of a west coast theatrical tour of the documentary facilitated through Tugg, Inc. (www.tugg.com), a web-platform that enables individuals to choose the films that play in their local theaters and create their own theatrical events. Screening dates for Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles, San Diego and Phoenix are pending.

Show begins at 7:30pm. There will be a Q&A session with director Gregorio Smith after the screening. 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.

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

Thanks for taking the time to read this. Hope to see you there.

-Gregorio

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