Here's some info on the director and an update on production of the movie
I was born in 1974 in Brooklyn, NY to an American father and a Panamanian mother who became a JW months before I was born. My mother was tyrannically devout and all too readily subordinated her judgment, common-sense, and basic maternal instincts to the administrations of the WTBTS.
The elders in our congregation wielded a particularly powerful influence. From the spiritual to the secular everything was subjected to their intrusive judgment (including our haircuts!). My siblings and I were force-fed JW dogma ad nauseam and we were beaten severely whenever we behaved in a 'worldly' (normal) manner.
No childhood. Few precious memories. Years of wasted potential. A dysfunctional family. A father driven to an early grave. And an irretrievably brainwashed mother that hasn’t been a 'mom' in decades.
Per the official synopsis, TRUTH BE TOLD is not an indictment of religion but rather a retrospective. The purpose of the movie is to provide a comprehensive forum for anyone that has story to share - to start a new conversation intended to heal, not hurt. And while the ultimate product may not be even-handed, it will be honest.
Thanks for taking the time to read this.