News Release

‘Meet the Mormons’ Movie to Screen Across Australia

A new feature length movie titled “Meet the Mormons” will screen in theatres and other venues across Australia over the next few weeks.

                                          Original movie trailer for the October 2014 release in the U.S.

The movie, written and directed by film-maker Blair True, profiles six members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 

One of the individuals featured in the film is American Samoan-Hawaiian Ken Niumatalolo, head football coach of the U.S. Naval Academy.

The Latter-day Saints Pacific Area director of Public Affairs, Richard Hunter, says the movie’s release is “a great way for members and guests of the Church to celebrate this year’s 175th anniversary of the first Latter-day Saint to arrive in the region.

“If the first Mormon missionary to come to this part of the world,  17-year-old Englishman William Barratt – who lived in Adelaide in 1840 – was alive today, he’d see half a million Mormons living in Australia, New Zealand and the islands of the pacific.  He’d see that we’re part of the social tapestry of our villages, towns and cities.

“This movie highlights the values we share with many others,” Hunter says, “such as faith in God, loving our families and serving our communities.”

Learn more about “Meet the Mormons” at the film’s official website

More details about screenings in Australia will be published in the coming weeks.


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