Married To The Moonies

1 x 60'
Channel 4, 2013

 

 

 

A rare glimpse into the world of the Unification Church, commonly known to outsiders as the Moonies, and branded by some as a brain washing cult.

The film follows three young British followers as they prepare to travel to Korea to be blessed alongside thousands of others by their Messiah, the Reverend Moon, in one of the movement's controversial mass weddings.

Having been brought up to obey strict rules of celibacy some are matched by their parents to partners they sometimes have never met.  They are filmed in the nine months leading up to the wedding, as they undertake a condensed courtship; meeting and making plans for the future with a person they hardly know.

 
 

 

Credits

 

Production Company: Firecracker Films
Narrator: Lesley Sharp
Camera: Will Pugh, Jay Dacey
Sound: Steve Hopkins
Composer: Jon Nicholls
Film Editor: Doug Bryson
Executive Producers: Jes Wilkins, Tom Barry
Commissioning Editor: Liam Humphreys
Director/Producer: Barbie MacLaurin

Production Company: Firecracker Films
Narrator: Lesley Sharp
Camera: Will Pugh, Jay Dacey
Sound: Steve Hopkins
Composer: Jon Nicholls
Film Editor: Doug Bryson
Executive Producers: Jes Wilkins, Tom Barry
Commissioning Editor: Liam Humphreys
Director/Producer: Barbie MacLaurin