doc on leaving the jehovah witnesses is on bbc2 tonight.
Apostasy - writer/director Daniel Kokotajlohttps://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000nx25
Nominated for the 2019 Bafta Award for Outstanding British Debut, and six British Independent Film Awards, Apostasy premiered at the BFI London Film Festival in 2017 at which writer/director Daniel Kokotajlo also won the IWC Schaffhausen Filmmaker Bursary Award in Association with the BFI.
Kokotajlo is a former Jehovah's Witness, and Apostasy is a powerful and authentic debut that offers a rare insight into the complex nature of faith, family, duty and love. As devout Jehovah's Witnesses, Alex and Luisa, along with their mother Ivanna, are united in the Truth.
Alex looks up to her confident older sister, while striving to follow in Ivanna's footsteps as a ‘good witness'. But when Luisa starts to question the advice of the Elders, she makes a life-altering transgression that threatens her expulsion from the congregation.
Unless Ivanna and Alex can persuade her to recant, they must shun her completely. The challenge becomes more trying when the family is faced with another test of faith.