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Published: Saturday, Jan. 26 2013 5:00 a.m. MST

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Pleasanton, CA

These young men are rightly regarded as heroes today, but I doubt their activities would have been encouraged by the Brethren is Salt Lake had they known about them, just as nothing was done to encourage LDS members in Iron Curtain countries later on to oppose their Communist rulers.

Sacramento, CA

Encouraged? No. No member has ever been encouraged to disobey the law where he or she lived, even when that law is wrongheaded and unfair, not to mention lots of other things that would take all my word count. But no one who obeyed laws passed then was punished by the Church for doing what they were required to do, either, since they were, as the citizens of their homelands, required to do it. That said, still, do we not make much of, for instance, the revolutions in the US and other countries because they led to a form of government "approved" by those whose words are most heeded today? We often forget, are many different stories to be told. All are right, and all worth acclaim, all those who took part did well, did the right thing. And yet, they all did what appears to be opposing things. Like an impressionist painting, Life, from close up, doesn't resemble at all what it is. Only the Artist knows.

David P.
Livermore, CA

Will this movie be available in DVD format in the near future??

S. Davis
Provo, UT

I was lucky enough to be at this screening and they said it would be out on DVD in April.

Also, regarding the comment in the review about the boys not looking like they had been in prison: I believe it was common practice for them to clean up their prisoners before trial. I have seen a lot of other movies with people on trial before the People's Court and they all are clean and don't look beaten in the least. I believe it had something to do with the fact that they didn't want people to see how badly they had treated the prisoners.

terra nova
Park City, UT

I am grateful for those who have the courage to do what is right.

Salem, UT

How can I see this movie? Will it be available on netflix?

Tucson, AZ

Is it true they were excommunicated?

S. Davis
Provo, UT

Only Helmuth was excommunicated, but it was done without the knowledge or consent of the church leaders in Salt Lake. So after the war when they found out, his membership was reinstated and it said on his record, "excommunicated by mistake."

DodgerDoug, the filmmakers didn't say anything about Netflix, but they did say it will be available nationally on DVD in April.

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