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Season 3 / Episode 1 and airs on 07 August 2017 22:00
LMN presents Escaping Polygamy, a new original documentary series that follows the work of three sisters who left the Kingston clan, a secretive polygamist group based in Salt Lake City, Utah known as the Order, as they help both loved ones and strangers break free of polygamy. The series follows three sisters – Andrea, Jessica and Shanell – who, over 10 years ago, bravely escaped polygamy. Now, their mission in life is to help other young men, women and children escape the abusive polygamous lifestyle into which they were born and raised, and manage their new lives on the outside.
"Escaping Polygamy" gives viewers unprecedented access into the realities of this frightening and mysterious American subculture," said Laura Fleury, Head of Programming and Development, LMN. "Through the eyes of Andrea, Jessica and Shanell and the range of people they help, we experience the dramatic, spiritual rollercoaster that they must go through to break free of polygamy." In each one-hour episode, the sisters work with people who are in various stages of leaving polygamy - from those who are just at the point of recognizing they have to get out, to those who are actively seeking to escape, to others who are struggling to adjust to the realities of the real world and the very powerful temptation of returning to the only lifestyle they know. Viewers will learn that physically leaving the polygamous order is only the beginning of their journey.
Five people who left polygamous cults share the difficulties of living on the outside. Sisters Ariel and Vanna reveal a shocking secret, Amanda's brother Eskel discovers a new calling in life, and Shanell's aunt Kathy faces a dramatic custody battle for her children. Meanwhile, Lizzy finds herself back in the grips of the cult and Leah, who left the AUB group, has embraced a new attitude on love and life.
Four escapees from polygamous groups share how they've adapted to the outside world. Yolanda has transformed physically yet is still troubled by the emotional effects the cult had on her, while lost-boy Ethan shares dark secrets about his dangerous addiction and life on the streets. Priscilla struggles to replace the family she left behind when she escaped as a child, and Shanell's younger sister, who unsuccessfully tried to escape, faces a life-changing court case.
Stories of people who left the polygamous cult include one woman's surprising new attitude about the The Order; a man coping with a family tragedy; a story of how one woman's father treated FLDS women; and an angry confrontation involving a mother and her daughter.
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