The Resource God Willing

God Willing

Label
God Willing
Title
God Willing
Contributor
Distributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
GOD WILLING is a new documentary feature directed by Evangeline Griego. The film examines the modern-day phenomenon of religious "intentional communities,"or as they are often called, "cults."It takes as its focus "The Church,"also known as "The Brotherhood,"the 35-year-old ministry of shadowy messianic figure Jim Roberts.. .Since 1971, this secretive organization has recruited (hundreds) of adherents who live together in austere, separatist, communal groups, preaching salvation and damnation, and turning their backs on the outside world except when proselytizing for new members. They observe strict ascetic values and rigid standards of dress, presentation and gendered behavior, and live off of discarded food and other refuse. And they mutually reinforce the belief systems that brought them into the fold, including a focus on the narrow path to salvation, and obedience to the will of spiritual leader Roberts.. .The film examines this microcosmic society, and by implication, the "cult"phenomenon itself, with a rare insider’s view. Featuring interviews with former group members, it implicitly reveals the sorts of stresses and spiritual longings that make outwardly average young people "ripe for the picking"by opportunistic outsiders. It also reveals the anguish of parents and loved ones left stunned and confused by the defection of their children and siblings, some of whom have been members of the Church for decades. We are present as parents groups, utter strangers brought together by a shared trauma, map the movements of the group from town to town, and compare notes about the lives their children lead, and about their own feelings of helplessness and despair. . .The film also brings us along as certain family members set out to find their loved ones through detective work and determination, leading to surprise confrontations and just as often to the group’s immediate flight to new, secret quarters. In this way, the film traces the tenuous balance that families must strike between attempting to rescue their loved ones, with the psychological, emotional and tactical impediments that so often get in the way of reconciliation
Cataloging source
VDU
Characteristic
videorecording
Date time place
Originally produced by About Time Productions in 2010
Language note
In English
Runtime
71
Technique
live action
Label
God Willing
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Film
  • Title from title frames
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
kan1362411
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (streaming video file) (72 minutes):
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to registered members of City Libraries
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
  • computer
  • video
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia.
  • rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
  • v
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound.
Publisher number
1362411
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
(OCoLC)985063564
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
Label
God Willing
Link
Publication
Note
  • Film
  • Title from title frames
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
kan1362411
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (streaming video file) (72 minutes):
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to registered members of City Libraries
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
  • computer
  • video
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia.
  • rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
  • v
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound.
Publisher number
1362411
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
(OCoLC)985063564
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

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