Descendants of pioneer hero Hanks featured in ‘Ephraim’s Rescue’

She dangled over the cold water, her feet at the bottom of the Provo River. The production crew dragged her through the current while she struggled to gain her footing. Under the water, a camera filmed her feet as they scraped across the rocks and sand.

Sherry Smith starred as a “foot double” for a principal character in the newest movie from LDS filmmaker T.C. Christensen. Smith is one of many descendants of Mormon pioneer Ephraim Hanks featured in the film “Ephraim’s Rescue,” which opened in theaters Friday.

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