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Joseph Smith: Plates of Gold (2011)
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Joseph Smith: Plates of Gold (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In 1827, Joseph Smith, Jr. was only 21 years old when he received a prophetic calling to translate ancient scriptures that would soon be published as The Book of Mormon. Less than three years later, he founded The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints that today has 14 million followers and is the 4th largest religious denomination in the United States. Plates of Gold follows Joseph's early adult years and portrays the events that lead up to the publishing of The Book of Mormon and the founding of a new worldwide church. The film also details Joseph's personal life and his desire to find forgiveness, acceptance and salvation from God. Directed by Christian Vuissa (The Errand of Angels, One Good Man).
Plot: mormon, religion, latter day saints
Time: 19th century, 1820s

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Plot: mormon, mormonism, latter day saints
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Duration: 60 min.
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