US cable network Vice TV will debut an original documentary that claims to uncover corruption and abuse within the Jehovah’s Witnesses community.
Vice Versa: Crusaders, which will air on July 28, is part of the channel’s Vice Versa brand, known for docs including Fear of a Black Quarterback and The Neglected Pandemic.
The project comes from Hollywood director Aaron Kaufman, who was shunned by his Jehovah’s Witness family after investigating paedophilia within the organisation.
Crusaders is directed by Kaufman and executive produced by Lauren Terp, as well as Daniel Levinson and Robert Fernandez for US-London prodco Moxie Pictures, and Danny Gabai and Andrew Freston for Vice Studios. Executive producing for Vice TV is Catherine Whyte.
Kaufman said: “After witnessing first-hand the cycle of abuse that runs deep within the Jehovah’s Witnesses, I could not rest until the dark truth of this organisation was brought to light. Vice Versa: Crusaders exposes those who use their immense power and influence to maintain control in the name of God.”
Vice TV is available as a linear channel in the US and as an online service.