Sons of Perdition
Sons of Perdition
Sons of Perdition
Sons of Perdition

World Documentary Feature Competition
[SONSO] | 2010 | 85 min | Feature Documentary
Directed by: Tyler Measom and Jennilyn Merten
World Premiere
Interests: Documentary, Female Director(s), Identity, Religion, Social Issues, Teens

Cast & Credits
Primary Cast: Bruce Barlow, Joe Broadbent, Sam Zitting, Jon Krakauer, Kevin Black, Sam Brower
Director: Tyler Measom, Jennilyn Merten
Producer: Julie Goldman, Tyler Measom, Jennilyn Merten
Editor: Jennilyn Merten, Jenny Golden, Kate Taverna
Director of Photography: Tyler Measom
Executive Producer: Nick Fraser, Diana Barrett, Julie Parker Benello, Abigail Disney, Krysanne Katsoolis, Caroline Stevens
Composer: Mark Geary

Program Notes In the polygamist community cultivated by the notorious (and now incarcerated) "prophet" Warren Jeffs, women are a commodity, children are reared to be ignorant, and free thought is surrendered. For a group of teenage boys, the desire for autonomy means banishment from their homes and families. This fascinating documentary explores the heartbreaking losses and hopeful determination of these exiles as they struggle to make new lives in mainstream America.
Originally published March 10, 2010