Married to the Moonies

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.

Three young British followers 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. The couples 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.