DocuTalk: Beyond Our Ken (2008)

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The best documentaries make you desperate to discuss! Each month we’ll talk about one of the most intriguing documentaries your library card can connect you with. Join us for a not-quite-a-Book Club: Watch at home, then join us for a virtual discussion!


We'll be talking about: Beyond Our Ken (2008)

Derided as a 'secretive cult' and its leader described as a 'seedy conman,' Kenja was still attracting a whole new generation of followers with promises of Utopia. But what is Kenja? Accused of mind control, sexual abuse and blamed by families for the disappearance of loved ones, the notorious cult has damaged many lives. Through remarkable observational footage and candid interviews, Beyond Our Ken takes inside this closed community, to explore the anatomy and ambiguity of cults.

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Des Moines Residents can use their library card to stream this documentary and others for free on Kanopy Streaming Service. From True Crime and Pop Culture to Social Justice and Edutainment, you'll find thousands of documentaries, as well as movies and TV shows.


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