Friday, June 3, 2011
OWN's Sons of Perdition
Directed by Tyler Measom & Jennilyn Mertin.
This documentary was in a film festival or two last year and had brief releases in theaters. It aired on OWN this week and I was able to record it and watch it.
It's the story of teenage boys who have escaped Colorado City, aka the "Crick", the compound run by fundamentalist Warren Jeffs. You can't help but feel for these boys as they unwind in the real world and try to figure out how to move forward without their families.
We get melancholy shots of polygamists working on their lands, and you can just feel the isolation and oppression of that environment. It's worth seeking out.
One thing I learned from Warren Jeffs: the Care Bears are evil.