PBS documentary to focus on LDS
Documentary filmmaker Helen Whitney has long explored subjects that asked spiritual and existential questions, even if the films weren’t about religion.
Now the New Yorker, who has made such PBS documentaries as “Faith and Doubt at Ground Zero” and “The Millennial Pope: John Paul II,” is turning her lens on the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for a new three-hour film that examines one the world’s fastest-growing religions.
The film, which is scheduled to be released in the spring, is the first co-production from PBS’ “American Experience” and “Frontline.”
“It is a thematic portrait of this religion,” Whitney said from her New York home. “It’s not going to be a chronological or linear film or comprehensive, even at three hours. It will explore what I consider the defining themes and different events.” …[Read more]