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The polygamists

Author: Jim HarmstonNorman HullBernard ClarkMarcus SulleyFilms for the Humanities (Firm)All authors
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Films for the Humanities and Sciences, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This absorbing documentary travels to the town of Mant, Utah, to follow several of the 450 families there who practice plural marriage. In the name of religion--the True and Living Church of Jesus Christ of Saints of the Last Days, a splinter group from the Mormon religion--women live side-by-side with other female partners in a male-dominated household and devote themselves to bearing children. Self-appointed  Read more...
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Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Jim Harmston; Norman Hull; Bernard Clark; Marcus Sulley; Films for the Humanities (Firm); Channel Four (Great Britain); True and Living Church of Jesus Christ of Saints of the Last Days.
OCLC Number: 38279749
Credits: Director, Norman Hull ; executive producer, Bernard Clark ; producer, Marcus Sulley.
Description: 1 videocassette (52 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Responsibility: a presentation of Films for the Humanities & Sciences ; director, Norman Hull ; executive producer, Bernard Clark ; producer, Marcus Sulley ; Channel Four.

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This absorbing documentary travels to the town of Mant, Utah, to follow several of the 450 families there who practice plural marriage. In the name of religion--the True and Living Church of Jesus Christ of Saints of the Last Days, a splinter group from the Mormon religion--women live side-by-side with other female partners in a male-dominated household and devote themselves to bearing children. Self-appointed prophet and leader of the group, Jim Harmston, who has eight wives, claims that an angelic visitation instructed him to take extra wives. Several wives discuss their attitudes toward their subservient, plural roles, and the benefits of polygamous relationships. This is a nonjudgemental view of a controversial topic.--Cf. container.

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