Abovo Films announces a fundraiser to raise money and awareness for the documentary film "The Rise and Fall of Zion". In the film, documentarians Amber Dawn Lee and Victoria M. Reynolds face their own dark past, as they search for the truth behind the story of convicted child rapist Warren Jeffs and his Fundamentalist Church of Latter Day Saints.
In the fall of 2011 Warren Jeffs was imprisoned for "marrying" a twelve year old girl, which he justified by his religious beliefs and practices. The FLDS is headquartered in Colorado City, Arizona, which has been the home of underage marriage and polygamy for over 100 years. As Warren Jeffs rose to the position of prophet, his control over his people became relentless. Children were forced to give up their childhood. Under Warren's dictation children were stripped of their toys and pets were forcably removed. Boys were driven out of the community into the outside world, and girls were married to older men at the whim of their prophet.
The purpose behind the documentary film "The Rise and Fall of Zion" is to bring global awareness to the plight of the children in the FLDS, and the painful transition those children face when they are forced out of their religion, or find the courage to leave.
You can help bring this message to life by contributing items to the garage sale, making purchases at the sale or through financial contributions. The producers of "The Rise and Fall of Zion" also gratefully accept frequent flyer points, hotel points, word-of-mouth promotion, or other resources that assist them in forwarding their message.
To learn more about the film and its producers visit them on their public Facebook page.