Sunday, April 29, 2007

Mormon documentary is riveting, balanced

By Vince HoriuchiThe Salt Lake Tribune
Article Launched: 04/28/2007 12:00:00 AM MDT

It's difficult to sift through the rhetoric about the history and current state of one of the world's fastest-growing religions. The LDS Church has drawn passion on both sides: the self-righteous who boast the church can do no wrong and the anti-Mormons who spew unfair criticisms. But in the new PBS documentary "The Mormons" - perhaps the biggest national documentary about the church ever televised - filmmaker Helen Whitney has combed through rapture and rants about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to get to the simple truths. She has produced a comprehensive look at the church's violent and tumultuous history and its modern-day popularity with objectivity - no pious declarations from church leaders or venomous attacks from anti-Mormons. And it's riveting.

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