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Banking on Heaven
Banking on Heaven
Actors: Carolyn Jessop, Jon Krakauer, Elaine Jeffs, Ruth Cooke, Warren Jeffs
Genres: Documentary
UR     2007     1hr 20min

Banking on Heaven is the inside story of the largest polygamous enclave in the United States, produced and narrated by Laurie Allen, who escaped a similar sect a age sixteen. Banking on Heaven exposes a culture that robs o...  more »

     
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Actors: Carolyn Jessop, Jon Krakauer, Elaine Jeffs, Ruth Cooke, Warren Jeffs
Creators: Laurie Allen, Tim Tickner
Genres: Documentary
Sub-Genres: Documentary
Studio: Over the Moon Productions
Format: DVD
DVD Release Date: 08/07/2007
Original Release Date: 01/01/2007
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2007
Release Year: 2007
Run Time: 1hr 20min
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 8
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English

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Member Movie Reviews

Paula G. from ODESSA, TX
Reviewed on 2/23/2010...
Disturbing look at life inside Colorado City.

Movie Reviews

"Bleeding the Beast" 101
J. GOODMAN | Enid, OK USA | 12/23/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is an eye opening documentary. It goes into detail of the abuse that women and children go through who are stuck living in the life of polygamy. It includes interviews with escapees, including Carolyn Jessop. It also uncovers a truth that many outsiders are unaware of, "Bleeding the Beast". The men in FLDS believe in robbing American taxpayers because they are considered evil. America spends $300,000,000 a year supporting the polygamist sect in Colorado City AZ. The women are considered unwed, so they receive welfare, food stamps, etc. They are forced to turn the money over to their husbands. The husbands turn the money over to the prophet while their multiple wives and children starve and are deprived of basic necessities. As if the physical and mental abuse that they are forced to endure wasn't enough! This is a must-see DVD. The United States government needs to take a stand and put an end to this horrible way of life!"
Amazing film
Princess Firelfy(Red Hatter) | Illinois | 01/10/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This film takes the viewer into Colorado City, where the largest known Polygramy group in America reside.

The photrographer was amazing in filming the area that is closed to outsiders, and shows viewers a town that is owned by the FLDS where women are treated like breeding cattle and children are denied basic education, food and clothing.

While the FLDS "religious" group becomes richer and richer, the women and children are forced to live under barbaric rules and regulations while surviving on government issued food stamps and disability payments. Women and children are taught that outsiders are evil, and cannot be trusted under any circumstances. The only education that takes place within this city is what the Profit and leaders allow, which is their way of brainwashing.

Girls are traded, sold and forced to marry whomever their fathers and/or church leaders tell them to. They are married as young as 12, and often to very old men who rule with an iron fist. Every visitor is watched and followed by the police force which is part of the leadership. The producer was able to film being stopped several times by their "police," and showed actual women who were brave enough speak out on camera.

In addition to the women, the sad story of boys who are killed or kicked out for minor offenses and sent into a world they are not ready for is mentioned, and groups to help those who escape are mentioned and shown.

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Banking on Heaven
Starla S. Lebarron | Arizona | 11/05/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Having been born five miles south of Colorado City and living here on and off most of my life, I must say that the realism and truth of the town that is reflected in this film is quite amazing. These people have ever been the most close-mouthed and anti-social that I have EVER seen. Under orders, they have never been allowed to speak to outsiders. I never thought I would actually see this town exposed, but this film did a darned good job of it!!!"