4.13.2008

Yearning for Zion Raid

I'm down in San Angelo, Texas working on the Yearning for Zion polygamist ranch raid. We we're able to be the only journalists in decades to be invited on a ranch like this. It was quite the experience. The exclusive interviews/video now has TV stations across the nation hounding us for footage.

More to come later, but here's one of the videos I put together for it. Background if you haven't been following: supposedly a girl called the "outside" world with allegations of physical and sexual abuse, so cops raided the 600 member ranch, taking all their children. These people's lives were turned upside down. They haven't found this girl that called yet, but they are still working on the case. More to come. I'll give a more personal account once I have time.

5 comments:

Vanessa said...

You're definitely getting better at video. I liked the close shots, it really conveyed the emotion these women were feeling. It seemed like you looked at the video the way you look at photography, which I don't think you did in previous videos, or it didn't show. Great job.

kohl threlkeld said...

Beautiful work Tim, as usual. I think in a situation like this video might be the most appropriate medium to tell the story. I loved the intimacy that you created by getting close to the subjects face. Awesome work. BTW, how did you guys get the invite to go on the ranch?

J Rizzo said...

Yearning for zion? When I was a kid we called it necking.

cohnhead said...

that's pretty powerful. Fantastic way to show the situation from their point of view and tell their story.

Melvin said...

WOW!!! stunning work....
thanks for sharing...........

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