Date: Thursday, April 17
Time: 3:00 pm
Place: Nickelodeon Theatre
Film Block: Liahona
Genre: Experimental Documentary


Liahona is an experimental documentary examining the culture and lived experience of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, often referred to as the Mormon faith. The film creates a portrait of Mormonism through documentation of LDS cultural dominance in Utah, the suppressed history of folk magic in the early Church, landmark Mormon life experiences, and director, Talena Sanders’ own personal history and connection to the Church. Found media containing the voices of outsiders and insiders illuminates a religion that intrigues many, but is seen as mysterious or inaccessible. Liahona shifts through perspectives on the faith – from reverence to questioning, presenting the complexities of the vast institution of Mormonism in contrast with the tenuity of individual faith.

Directed by Talena Sanders of Durham, NC

1 hr 10 min