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6 Must-See Documentaries About Remarkable Mormons

5 Mormon Documentaries You Don't Want to Miss

MITT

With unprecedented access, this documentary tracks Romney from his first effort to win the Republican nomination in 2006 up through the 2012 elections. It reveals the "man behind the sound bites" in an authentic view the public rarely glimpsed during the media frenzy of a national campaign. See how one Mormon family pulled together to support one another during years of an emotional rollercoaster.

Watch it on Netflix!


5 Mormon Documentaries You Don't Want to MissThe Abolitionists

Infiltrating the dangerous world of human trafficking, Timothy Ballard--Mormon founder of Operation Underground Railroad--has become a beacon for change and a hero to hundreds of rescued children from around the world. He spent over a decade rescuing children from child sex tourism both domestically and overseas as a CIA agent. Though his job was difficult, he was proud that his country was one of very few in the world actually doing anything about the child sex trafficking problem. However, finally tiring of being mired in red tape and bureaucracy, Ballard left to begin saving the children that he saw falling out of the purview of the US government. See one Mormon man’s perspective on what it means to be a modern abolitionist.

Read more about his story or find a screening of this moving documentary.


6 Mormon Documentaries You Don't Want to Miss

Meet the Mormons

Meet the Mormons is a feature-length documentary that examines the very diverse lives of six devout members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Filmed on location and across the globe, Meet the Mormons takes viewers on a journey into the day-to-day realities of individuals living in the US, Costa Rica, Nepal and beyond. If you haven’t seen this film yet, you’re missing out. We love how touching and down-to-earth it is. And it’s also a great way to introduce your nonmember friends to the Mormons! Find it at Deseret Book stores and deseretbook.com.


6 Mormon Documentaries You Don't Want to Miss

New York Doll

This fabulous documentary tells the story of a lesser-known glam-rock-punk band called the New York Dolls. One of their rockers, Arthur “Killer” Kane, found himself at rock bottom after the band dissolved. But he eventually found a way up after embracing the gospel of Jesus Christ. He was baptized and found a new home among the Latter-day Saints of New York. Find out the astounding story of this rock star’s transformation from rock bottom to rock solid in this riveting documentary. 

Watch it on Netflix!



6 Mormon Documetaries You Don't Want to MissUs & Them

Angered by the barrage of attacks on his faith and desperate for answers, Bryan Hall, a devout Mormon, travels into the heart of the Bible Belt to discover for himself what it means to be a "Christian." The world he discovers is more terrifying and heartwarming than he ever could have imagined. Soon an unlikely friendship develops, and Hall finds that “loving thine enemy” is easier than he thought. We love this great film full of new perspectives and provoking realizations. Find it at Deseret Book stores and deseretbook.com.



6 Mormon Documentaries You Don't Want to MissBoys of Bonneville

This gripping documentary tells the true story of an unsung hero and self-made man, David Abbott Jenkins. This LDS man, with almost super-human stamina and boyish charm, set out to single-handedly break every existing land speed record on his beloved Bonneville Salt Flats. More than a century later, many of “Ab’s” records remain unbroken, and his legacy lives on in his custom car. We loved this story of one man's drive to push the boundaries of speed. Find it at Deseret Book stores and deseretbook.com. 

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