The Resource The polygamists, a presentation of Films for the Humanities & Sciences ; director, Norman Hull ; executive producer, Bernard Clark ; producer, Marcus Sulley ; Channel Four

The polygamists, a presentation of Films for the Humanities & Sciences ; director, Norman Hull ; executive producer, Bernard Clark ; producer, Marcus Sulley ; Channel Four

Label
The polygamists
Title
The polygamists
Statement of responsibility
a presentation of Films for the Humanities & Sciences ; director, Norman Hull ; executive producer, Bernard Clark ; producer, Marcus Sulley ; Channel Four
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This absorbing documentary travels to the town of Mant, Utah, to follow several of the 450 families there who practice plural marriage. In the name of religion--the True and Living Church of Jesus Christ of Saints of the Last Days, a splinter group from the Mormon religion--women live side-by-side with other female partners in a male-dominated household and devote themselves to bearing children. Self-appointed prophet and leader of the group, Jim Harmston, who has eight wives, claims that an angelic visitation instructed him to take extra wives. Several wives discuss their attitudes toward their subservient, plural roles, and the benefits of polygamous relationships. This is a nonjudgemental view of a controversial topic.--Cf. container
Cataloging source
LVC
Characteristic
videorecording
LC call number
BT707.5
LC item number
.P65 1997
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Hull, Norman
  • Harmston, Jim
  • Clark, Bernard
  • Sulley, Marcus
  • Films for the Humanities (Firm)
  • Channel Four (Great Britain)
  • True and Living Church of Jesus Christ of Saints of the Last Days
Runtime
52
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Polygamy
  • True and Living Church of Jesus Christ of Saints of the Last Days
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
The polygamists, a presentation of Films for the Humanities & Sciences ; director, Norman Hull ; executive producer, Bernard Clark ; producer, Marcus Sulley ; Channel Four
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
videocassette
Carrier category code
vf
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
1/2 in
Dimensions
1/2 in.
Extent
1 videocassette (52 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videotape
Other physical details
sound, color
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videocassette
System control number
02-F28
System details
VHS
Video recording format
VHS (1/2 in., videocassette)
Label
The polygamists, a presentation of Films for the Humanities & Sciences ; director, Norman Hull ; executive producer, Bernard Clark ; producer, Marcus Sulley ; Channel Four
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
videocassette
Carrier category code
vf
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
1/2 in
Dimensions
1/2 in.
Extent
1 videocassette (52 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videotape
Other physical details
sound, color
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videocassette
System control number
02-F28
System details
VHS
Video recording format
VHS (1/2 in., videocassette)

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