100' / 2016 / United States of America
Audience vote 8.41
After graduating from college, young idealist Will Allen joined a spiritual community filled with like minded people looking for some answers to the basic questions of life, led by a charismatic but secretive guru. Camera in hand, Allen documented 20 years of living inside this community, showing how his idealism began to unravel as more is revealed about the true nature of this cult. Speaking out publicly for the first time, and with unprecedented and unparalleled access, Holy Hell is a descent into a world no one, not even its participants, could have imagined.
Sundance Film Festival
Will Allen is a film graduate from Southern Methodist University. Shortly after college, he ended up living inside a guru-based society for 20 years, during which time he was continuously filming the world he inhabited. After finally freeing himself at the age of 44, Allen began using his archives of footage to tell the tale of Holy Hell.
|Photography:||Will Allen, Polly Morgan|
|Edition:||Will Allen, Sean Jarret|
|Sound:||David F. Van Slyke|
|Music:||Gilles Lamb, Cody Westheimer|
|Producers:||Will Allen, Tracey Harnish, Alexandra Johnes|
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