“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 http://www.hereliesthetruth.com/.
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”