Scenes filmed at the compound near Pringle are part of a documentary on the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) premiering this week.
The film, named for and based on private investigator Sam Brower's 2011 book "Prophet's Prey," chronicles Brower's seven-year effort to expose criminal activity by the church. The work of Brower and others culminated in the life imprisonment of then-FLDS leader Warren Jeffs for sexually abusing children. Jeffs had dozens of wives, some of them underage.
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The FLDS, which split long ago from mainstream Mormonism, has members in enclaves around the western United States and Canada. The South Dakota compound is about 15 miles southwest of Pringle.
The film is being screened this week at various locations during the Sundance Film Festival, which is centered in Park City, Utah.