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Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Freebies from the Crib: Sisterz in Zion

The feature length documentary, Sisterz in Zion, was truly a labor of love for director (and mother of new twin boys) Melissa Puente. While living in Manhattan, she served as Young Women's President.
"My girls never failed to amaze me. They had to do things I would have never imagined doing when I was their age just to get to church each Sunday. I admired their courage because they were almost completely alone in their faith- as new converts, they were the only members in their families, in their schools, and even the wards and stake offered little in the way of other LDS kids. I found myself constantly wanting to document their courage and bravery on film."
So that's exactly what this BYU film school graduate decided to do. The documentary follows this group of girls from NYC as they travel west to attend EFY in Provo, UT. That's right NYC to PROVO. The culture shock that ensues is so completely entertaining. Yet the story is incredibly inspiring as the girls face the challenges and find their own faith. The greatness of this film in no way ends at the story it tells. The editing, graphics and music are also amazing and unlike anything you might expect from a "mormon documentary".

I am so excited that the February freebie is a copy of this wonderful documentary, Sisterz in Zion, on DVD. Go on over and check out the trailer of this truly inspiring film. If you haven't seen it already and don't win your own copy, make sure to catch it on BYUTV, byutv.org streaming video or order a DVD for your home--it's totally worth it.

While seeing this film could be especially impactful for all young women in the church, I highly recommend it for everyone. I could be a little biased because I served with Melissa in Young Women's years ago in Manhattan and have a deep love and respect for many of the girls in the video. But I am not the only one singing the praises of this film. So please pass on the good freebie news!

How to win this Freebie:
-You have until Thursday (2/22), midnight EST to enter.
-Make a comment (any comment) on the post
-Please don't post under Anonymous - use a Blogger login or the "other" category.
-Winner will be randomly picked and announced Friday (2/23) morning.
-Please only enter (comment) once.
-Tales contributors are excluded from winning the freebies--sorry :(
-Freebies can only be shipped to US addresses.

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