Posted by on Mar 27, 2013 in Blog, Life Stories, Media | 7 comments

“TRUTH BE TOLD” is a new documentary film being released in Brooklyn, New York on March 27, 2013. An exposé of the Watchtower, the title refers to the Jehovah’s Witnesses’ perception that their beliefs are “The Truth.” This is  the first feature-film directed by Gregorio Smith who was born and raised a Jehovah’s Witness. Smith, a graduate of Baruch College and a member of the International Documentary Association, is now an independent filmmaker and writer.

He describes “Truth Be Told” as being “immersive, informational, expository and controversial…an honest glimpse into the culture of growing up in the Jehovah’s Witness religion.” The film “lifts the veil on the seemingly benign Jehovah’s Witnesses religion to expose a profit-driven, isolationist culture characterized by fear, totalitarian corporate leadership, intellectual & spiritual intimidation, suspension of critical thinking, failed prophecies, doctrinal inconsistency and improper handling of physical and sexual abuse allegations within the church.”

During the film former Jehovah’s Witnesses discuss what it was like to grow up in a Witness family. They reveal  their experiences as children going door-to-door, shunning family and friends, and being denied an education.

For more information, go to the film’s official website at

Here is a link to the official press release: Truth Be Told Press Release

Gregorio Smith and friends street witnessing near Brooklyn Bethel…

Official Trailer for “Truth Be Told”


  1. 3-27-2013

    This is some great stuff… can’t wait to see the full movie. Thank you Gregorio for getting the “truth” out there about the JW organization!!!!

  2. 10-10-2013

    Well done of all of you who are brave enough to voice out what many are scared to do
    I thought I was abnormal thinking the way I was thinking now I realise I am not alone

    Many thanks and may Jehovah open the eyes of our loved ones who are still
    stuck in this misleading organisation!

  3. 1-31-2014

    You will be destroyed for speaking against The Watchtower Organization and the Governing Body because only they are the true religion and chosen by God in 1919 to be God’s only channel of truth.

    Only the Governing Body has the authority to produce Biblical videos. You are running ahead of God’s organization and theocratic order. Only we JW’s have the truth and anyone who does not recognize the authority of the Governing Body cannot have a relationship with God and Christ.

    We all should just be humble and obey the Governing Body without question as only they are chosen by God to give truth to mankind.

    The false prophesies about the end of the world cannot be used against the Governing Body because they get all their information from God.

    • 3-28-2014

      yes…I think you’ve just proven the film’s point.

    • 4-9-2014

      Wow! I can’t believe how ridiculous you sound. You and the other JW like you, are the prime reason I left. Good riddance! Governing Body chosen by God in 1919… seriously? Sounds like brainwashed cult ramblings to me. Excuse me while I go celebrate my gay boyfriend’s birthday.

    • The Editor

      “Kris Malone” – I am going to assume that you were being sarcastic, right? We should all get the joke. Next time, give us a clue as to whether you are being humorous or serious. I hope no one for a moment thought you were being serious, but some readers don’t get it – being a JW can wring any sense of humor or irony out of people. So add a “I’m just kidding, of course” or something like that at the end of your comment so that we can all laugh with you rather than consider you completely insane.

  4. 12-1-2014

    Just wanted to post an update. The film is now up for preorder, and will be available digitally on 12-19-14. You can preorder it at

    Thanks for everyone’s support!

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