Prophet’s Prey

The story of cult leader Warren Jeffs and the church of the FLDS

2015 | Running Time: 90 minutes | Rating: TV-14

PROPHET’S PREY is a disturbing and shocking examination of Warren Jeffs and the Fundamentalist Church of Latter Day Saints. When Jeffs rose to lead the FLDS, he brought his dictatorial and sadistic desires to bear on a society that was vulnerable to exploitation. The FLDS was already a paternalistic religion with a history of polygamous and underaged marriage, yet Warren managed to expand these practices in unprecedented ways, bridging the gap between sister wives and ecclesiastically-justified rape. Experts weigh in on how men like Jeffs are capable of raising themselves up to lead an entire religion. The film premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. Filmmakers: Amy Berg, Director/Producer; Sam Brower, Producer; Peter Clune, Co-Producer; Jayne Goldsmith, Co-Producer; Katelyn Howes, Producer; Katherine LeBlond, Producer

Writers Guild of America 2016: Best Documentary Screenplay (nomination)

“Drawing on archival material, landscape beauty shots and testimonials, including from former F.L.D.S. members, Ms. Berg has created an unnerving, sometimes infuriating documentary.”

THE NEW YORK TIMES

Tags: Gendered Violence, Religion, Cult