Polygamy, USA, Season 1HDClosed Captioning
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A world largely unknown and unseen to the general public, for the first time, the people of Centennial Park have allowed cameras unprecedented access to their rites, rituals and lives. Here, women choose their husbands through an inspiration from God, while husbands try to prove themselves worthy and wait to be chosen.
|1||HDClosed CaptioningVideoMeet the Polygamists||Polygamy is considered by devout followers to be the purest form of Mormonism, though it remains highly controversial to the outside world. Nearly 30 years ago, a group of polygamists formed the town of Centennial Park in Arizona, to practice their religious freedom openly. In the first episode of this new series we meet five members of the town. Arthur, one of the town's founders; Hyrum, a senior missionary; Arthur's son Ezra; and Isaiah, who, at age 31, already has two wives and five children.||45:01||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|2||HDClosed CaptioningVideoThe Winter Ball||Living in a fundamentalist Mormon community, young men and women don't have many opportunities to socialize. An exception is the town's New Year's Eve celebration. Arthur puts his boys to work decorating the hall. When the work is done, the boys put on their best for the single women. The oldest Cawley daughter, Rose Marie, is nervous to attend. She's hoping to receive her inspiration from God about whom she should marry, and the ball provides an opportunity if she can get over her shyness.||45:12||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|3||HDClosed CaptioningVideoThe Baptism||In the polygamous community of Centennial Park, the Cawley household is preparing 8-year-old Fiona for baptism, a major crossroads in her spiritual journey and one that has never before been filmed. As part of their family tradition, she will be baptized after demonstrating a thorough understanding of the tenets of their Mormon faith. Arthur accompanies his son, Ezra, to Salt Lake City and it's a tense road trip as both attempt to navigate the rift that has grown between them.||44:52||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|4||HDClosed CaptioningVideoGod has Spoken||Ezra Hammon meets with the Brethren, who are believed to communicate directly with God, about his desire to marry Tiffany. This breaks the rules of the Fundamentalist Mormon community, since traditionally couples do not date and it is the women who receive inspiration about who to marry. The Brethren give the two their blessing, but they first must save $10,000. At the same time, 22 year-old Hyrum Burton is also preparing for marriage, but he's following the rules.||44:37||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|5||HDClosed CaptioningVideoThe Priesthood Council||The leaders of Centennial Park are trying to keep their young folk in the faith, while outside influences continue to challenge their efforts. The future of this community and its belief in plural marriage are in the hands of a new generation.||45:20||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|6||HDClosed CaptioningVideoThe New Polygamists||Rose Marie asks the religious leaders for help in identifying her future husband, while Hyrum and Kellie, who barely know each other, adjust to their new married life, and Marleen becomes active with an advocacy group in Centennial Park.||44:42||$2.99||View in iTunes|
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