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The Work and the Glory II: American Zion (2005)
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The Work and the Glory II: American Zion (2005)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: "The Work and The Glory: American Zion" sets the story of the fictional Steed family against the historically factual backdrop of the Mormon people's move into the West. Divided by their diverse reactions to a nascent ideology, the Steeds struggle to hold together as the strength of their convictions and their filial bonds are tested. The stirring narrative of the faith that led a persecuted people to Missouri and beyond is one of the most poignant untold tales of American history. It is the account of a valiant struggle to exercise the rights promised by a fledgling nation. "The Work and the Glory: American Zion" unearths the story of the passion behind the movement which eventually launched the largest American migration and the colonization of the West: the vision of a promised land in America.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, captivating
Plot: culture clash, hopes, discrimination, society, redemption, religious, religious leader, mormon, husband wife relationship, religious differences, family relations, settler, estrangement, religions or cults, rivalry, americana, wedding, religion, card game, farmer, childbirth, construction, moving, fire, temple ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s
Place: missouri, usa, ohio, new york state

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Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
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Time: 19th century, 1830s
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Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
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Place: new york, usa, vermont, new york state
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The New Land (1972)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: Sweden
Duration: 202 min.
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Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 96 min.
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Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic
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