KEEP SWEET: PRAY AND OBEY | Netflix Series Announcement & Trailer Debut | Premieres June 8

Release Date: June 8, 2022

Format: 4 x ~45-minute episodes
Directed by Emmy and Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Rachel Dretzin
A Participant and Ark Media Production
Executive Producers: Jeff Skoll, Diane Weyermann, Miura Kite, Zachary Herrmann, Rachel Dretzin, and Alison Dammann.
Grace McNally serves as co-director and producer.

From Rachel Dretzin, Director & Executive Producer
“The women in our series managed to leave the FLDS with no real education or skills, no money, no support whatsoever. For their whole lives they had been valued solely as plural wives and as breeders of children. To leave meant saying goodbye to everything and everyone they loved to start over in a society they didn’t understand. “Badass” doesn’t begin to describe how fierce they are. I am proud to be connected to them and grateful to have had the opportunity to tell their story.”

From Miura Kite, SVP of Global Television at Participant
“The women and men who shared their stories of life within the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints with Rachel Dretzin have shown incredible bravery, and we’re honoured to support Rachel’s commitment to bringing these experiences to light. Participant is excited to be working once again with Netflix on this important series.”
About KEEP SWEET: PRAY AND OBEY
In 2008, a dramatic raid at the Yearning for Zion Ranch in West Texas generated attention around the world, as law enforcement agents uncovered stunning evidence of sexual, physical and psychological abuse and took 400+ children into custody. Keep Sweet: Pray and Obey, directed by Emmy and Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Rachel Dretzin, gives viewers an in-depth look into the secretive polygamous sect of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS) and the rise of self-professed prophet Warren Jeffs. The four-part documentary series features never-before-seen archival footage and harrowing personal stories from some of the courageous women and men who escaped. From forced underage marriage and pregnancy to a complete unravelling into an oppressive criminal cult under Warren Jeffs’ rule, the story uncovers extraordinary bravery battling tyrannical control in modern America.

Keep Sweet: Pray and Obey is a Participant and Ark Media Production; directed by Rachel Dretzin (Who Killed Malcolm X, Far From the Tree). Executive Producers include Jeff Skoll, Diane Weyermann, Miura Kite, Zachary Herrmann, Rachel Dretzin, and Alison Dammann. Grace McNally serves as co-director and producer.

More information: www.netflix.com/KeepSweet

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