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The Lost Tribe
A film by Rachel Landers
Australia, 2005, 56 minutes, Color, DVD
Order No. W06895
While ex-Mormon-lesbian-atheist Sue-Ann Post has carved out a name for herself as a stand-up comic in Australia, she has been estranged from her family ever since she decided to abandon her Mormon upbringing. When she publicly demanded to be excommunicated from the Mormon church on a national TV talk show, she got what she asked for—leaving her completely ostracized from her Mormon community.

This highly engaging doc follows Post as she journeys to Salt Lake City where she has been invited to speak at the Affirmation Conference—an annual gathering of gay and lesbian Mormons and ex-Mormons who are trying to reconcile their faith with their homosexuality. As cynical as she has become about her former religion, Post finds herself struggling with conflicting emotions that she had buried for years, while realizing that she has finally found her own lost tribe.
Hilarious and moving, THE LOST TRIBE offers fascinating insights into the Mormon faith, and reveals the often explosive intersection of sexuality and religion.



AWARDS, FESTIVALS, & SCREENINGS

  • Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival
  • Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

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QUOTES

    Recommended...Alternately humorous, touching, and thought provoking.”
    Educational Media Reviews Online

    "3 Stars. Recommended...an engaging and compassionate look at a provocative subject."
    Video Librarian

    “Brave…wrenching… A message of hope and healing for all those misunderstood and excluded from possibly the deepest human need: acceptance.”
    The Weekend Australian

    “Thumbs up…a journey filled with humour and the unexpected.”
    The Sydney Morning Herald

    “Rachel Landers' riveting documentary cuts to the raw core of Post's demons, as well as the difficult journey she and others have made as they attempt to reconcile themselves to the faith that excludes them.”
    Paul Kalina
    The Age

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