In 2008, a dramatic raid on the Yearning for Zion Ranch in West Texas caught the attention of the world. There, police found evidence of sexual, physical and psychological abuse and removed more than 400 children. The new documentary series Keep Sweet: Pray and Obey (2022) delves into this troubling case and Netflix has released the official trailer.
In the documentary, we get a unique and in-depth look at the secretive cult FLDS, the “Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints”. The group was led by the self-proclaimed prophet Warren Jeffs and managed to stay under the radar for years. The new series features never-before-seen archival footage and harrowing personal stories of a number of former members who managed to escape. Their experiences are horrific: forced marriages, rape, unwanted pregnancies, and all under Jeffs’ tyrannical rule.
Watch the trailer below:
Keep Sweet: Pray and Obey is directed by Emmy winner Rachel Dretzin, who previously directed Who Killed Malcolm X? (2020) and Far from the Tree (2021). The documentary series was produced by Grace McNally, Jeff Skoll and Diane Weyermann.
Keep Sweet: Pray and Obey is out June 8 to be seen on Netflix. Are you curious about what else will appear on Netflix in the near future? Here you will find our complete overview.
Image: Still ‘Keep Sweet: Pray and Obey’ via Netflix