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Premiere: New York Film Festival Views from the Avant-Garde 2012 University of North Carolina Greensboro Dance Film Festival 2013
1. If the same dream occurs three times, then count it as a personal revelation, an individual prophecy.
2. Mysteries Of The TempleFearful Oaths And Secret CeremoniesSaintly PrivilegesShocking Doings In Days Gone ByWhisperings Of Terrible DeedsHow The Mormons Mind Their Own BusinessA New Name-Terrible And Revengeful OathsThe Punishment Of The ApostatePains And Penalties Of BetrayalThe Mysterious MarkSecret And Significant SignsEight Hours Of "MysteryI Justify Myself.
3. Besides this, every Mormons mouth was closed by the oath of that same templethe penalty for breaking this oath was worded in the most startling and impressive way, a penalty which no one doubted would be sternly enforced. The throat of the traitor was to be cut from ear to ear; his heart and tongue to be cut out; and his bowels werewhile he was yet livingto be torn from him. In the world to come, everlasting damnation would be his portion.
A performance for camera meditation on faith practice in the place where the Donner Party was slowed and land speed records are set.
Screenings: You Better Have More Than What You Started With (group exhibition), Grammar Center, Medford, OR (2014) A Peculiar People: Films by Talena Sanders, Nightingale Cinema, Chicago (2013) University of North Carolina Greensboro Dance Film Festival (2013) Edinburgh International Film Festival (2013) Premiere: New York Film Festival Views from the Avant-Garde (2012)
*Available on DVD of short films by Talena Sanders