Watch 8: The Mormon Proposition
- 1 hr 20 min
"8: The Mormon Proposition" is a compelling documentary that examines the role of the Mormon church and its support of California Proposition 8, which overturned same-sex marriage in the state. It is a biased yet compelling piece about how wealth and power plays a hand in politics. This film breaks down political jargon and helps the audience understand what measures were taken in the Mormon effort to ban same-sex marriage in the state of California. It also explores the plight of gay Mormons and the struggles within themselves being a part of a religion that does not except their sexuality. "8: The Mormon Proposition" is a scary yet sentimental film that explores heavy-handed politics and the processes it takes to keep a group of people down in order to appease the religious right. This movie definitely is not for everyone but it does have a target audience that isn't only gay. This movie speaks to the youth and our young adult generations, reminding them that their freedoms can be taken away from them as soon as they acquire them. If anything, it sets an example for its younger viewers to keep fighting for your rights and understand there are always others who are fighting just as hard to deny those rights.