FILM: BLESSED CHILD
How family ties can be complicated, but not broken, by religion.
Time & Location
Apr 27, 2020, 7:00 PM
John F. Kennedy Middle School, 200 Jayne Blvd, Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776, USA
About The Event
Directed by CARA JONES
More than a decade after leaving the Reverend Sun Myung Moon’s Unification Church (the “Moonies”), through a trove of never before seen footage from within the church and extraordinary home videos of her family’s upbringing alongside Reverend Moon and his disciples, filmmaker Cara Jones attempts to finally break free from the religious cult which dominated her childhood. Blessed Child is one daughter’s attempt to unpack the legacy of the decisions her parents made while challenging assumptions – hers and ours – about cults and family. Where does that leave Cara’s relationship with her parents, who are still devoted members of the church? The documentary answers that question in a way that is testimony to how family ties can be complicated, but not broken, by religion.
Running Time: 74 minutes