Natural Family Values

Founded by Mormon polygamists, Kanab, Utah is a small, scenic western town facing new development and an influx of people from around the country who are moving into its quiet neighborhoods. In response to a perceived threat to their way of life, the religious majority struggles to assert its conservative identity as the mayor and city council unanimously approve a resolution defining the kind of families they would like to see move in.

The ‘Natural Family Resolution’ that the mayor and city council adopts, based on a memorandum from a conservative political think-tank, assigns proper gender roles to men and women and defines the family as ‘one man, one woman’ with a ‘full quiver’ of children.


Natural Family Values is an intimate portrait of a community at odds with itself, and what happens when democracy and theocracy clash.

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