Documentary, 87 min.
by Mirjam von Arx
Switzerland, April 2012
Evangelical Christians are calling out for a second sexual revolution: chastity! As a counter-movement to the attitudes of today’s culture, one in eight girls in the United Sates has vowed to remain “unsoiled” until marriage. But the seven children of the Wilson family, founders of the Purity Ball, take this concept one step further; even their first kiss will be at the altar. For two years, the filmmaker follows the Wilson offspring as they prepare for their fairytale vision of marriage and documents how the religious right is grooming a young generation to embody an Evangelically-grounded Utopia.
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Mirjam von Arx
Written by: Michèle Wannaz, Mirjam von Arx
World Premiere: April 2012
Original Version: English, colour, DCP-Harddisk, 87 min.
Kirsten Johnson, Claudia Raschke
Editing: Sabine Krayenbühl
Location Sound Mix: Judy Karp, Tammy Douglas
Sound Editing: Christian Beusch
Sound Design: Christian Beusch
Rerecording Sound Mix: Christian Beusch
Music: Adrian Frutiger
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- Zürich, Präsidialdepartement der Stadt Zürich, Zürcher Filmpreis 2012