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Posted: Thu 12/20/2012 05:18 PM
This Sunday, the OWN Documentary Club will have a special encore screening of One Lucky Elephant. Flora the elephant was adopted as a baby, raised as a part of David Balding's family, and starred in his circus. As Flora got older, David realized the she was unhappy and the circus was no place for her. The road to Flora's retirement was a difficult and emotional journey which tested their bond in unexpected ways. Ten years in the making, One Lucky Elephant explores the consequences of keeping animals in captivity, while never losing sight of the delicate love story at its heart.
Posted: Sun 12/16/2012 04:16 PM
The OWN Documentary Club is a series of 14 films with a unique perspective on a wide variety of topics.
All this month we've broadcast a special encore presentation of 5 Doc Club films: Becoming Chaz, Miss Representation, Sons of Perdition, Family Affair and Crime After Crime. These films, and more, are available for 50% off each DVD and 65% off for all 14. Go the TRAILERS page to watch the Doc Club trailers and the BUY page to purchase films using our special offer.
Act Fast, offer ends December 19th!
Posted: Mon 12/10/2012 10:54 AM
Sunday, December 16 at 2/1c the OWN Documentary Club will feature Sons of Perdition, the story of polygamy's exiled youth.
The filmmakers, Jennilyn Merten and Tyler Meason have created a poignant and compelling documentary about children raised in the oldest polygamist compound in the United States. The prophet of this group, Warren Jeffs, banned schooling and books and even excommunicated men, marrying their women to other men. Hundreds of teenage boys left their families and were exiled to the streets.
With unprecedented access, Sons of Perdition follows three boys after they leave the compound in Colorado City. With limited educations and rarely a stable address, the obstacles are enormous. This rare film takes audiences on a three-year-journey into their lives, 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.