Filmmaker Glenn Meehan On The 'Invisible Civil War' In Short Creek
Ten years after FLDS leader Warren Jeffs was imprisoned for child sexual assault, his former fiefdom, the southwestern Utah community of Short Creek, continues to struggle to find its identity.
A new documentary film explores how Short Creek has changed since Jeffs’s hold on the town has waned. These days, it’s something of a battleground, fought over by those forced out of the FLDS polygamist sect and those who remain faithful. As one newcomer to the community puts it, “an invisible civil war” is taking place there. The film is called Keep Sweet, and executive producer Glenn Meehan joins us this Friday at 11 a.m. to share what he’s learned about the difficulties of life on either side of an ideological divide.
Airs: Friday, Dec. 10, 11 and 7 p.m.
Keep Sweet is available on Discovery + and Amazon Prime.