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Cults and Extreme Belief

TV14Documentaries • TV Series • 2018

Journalist Elizabeth Vargas, alongside former members of controversial organizations,...more

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1 season available (9 episodes)

1 season available

(9 episodes)

Season1
Episode 1

NXIVM

As a recruiter for multi-level marketing self-help group NXIVM, Sarah Edmondson brought thousands of people to the organization. In October of 2017, she exposed the group as a destructive sex-cult.
Episode 2

Jehovah's Witnesses

Former Jehovah's Witness Romy Maple--a survivor of child sexual abuse--embarks on a journey to uncover why her pleas for justice were systematically ignored by top members of the organization.
Episode 3

Children of God

Amy Bril recounts her childhood growing up in the Children of God, a group notorious for pedophilia and "religious" prostitution.
Episode 4

U.N.O.I.

Growing up in the United Nation of Islam (UNOI), Elijah Muhammad was forced into child labor, physical abuse and squalid living conditions. Today, he has a unique opportunity to speak to the FBI in hope of getting justice for himself and other children.
Episode 5

World Peace Unification Sanctuary

Former "Moonie," Teddy Hose, tries to alert the public to a gun-obsessed Unification Church offshoot known as The Sanctuary Church of Newfoundland, PA.
Episode 6

Twelve Tribes

Despite their hippie persona and rustic community businesses, the Twelve Tribes have long stood accused of physically abusing children and subjugating of women.
Episode 7

FLDS

Many believed that when Warren Jeffs was sentenced to life in prison for child sexual assault, the problems within the FLDS community would be solved.
Episode 8

The Survivors Speak Part 1

Former members of different groups meet to discuss their shared experiences with Elizabeth Vargas.
Episode 9

The Survivors Speak Part 2

Former members of different groups meet to discuss their shared experiences with Elizabeth Vargas.

About this Show

Cults and Extreme Belief

Journalist Elizabeth Vargas, alongside former members of controversial organizations, goes on a search to uncover how these sects use their influence to prey upon people's desperation to create powerful and often destructive belief systems.

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