Tuesday, November 22, 2022

SABC3 showing Hail Satan? as 2-episode documentary about America's Satanic Temple.

by Thinus Ferreira

SABC3 has acquired and will show Hail Satan? as a 2-episode documentary on Wednesday 23 November and Wednesday 30 November at 22:00, looking at the rise of this controversial religion in America and the Satanic Temple.

Hail Satan? is a 2019 film from director Penny Lane and producer Gabriel Sedgwick about the Satanic Temple, including its origins and political activism and shows the work of American Satanists.

The documentary had its premiere at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival.

According to SABC3, "When media-savvy members of the Satanic Temple organise a series of public actions designed to advocate for religious freedom and challenge corrupt authority, they prove that with a little more than a clever idea, mischievous sense of humour and a few rebellious friends, you can speak truth to power in some truly profound ways".

SABC3 says that Hail Satan? "offers a timely look at a group of often misunderstood outsiders whose unwavering commitment to social and political justice has empowered thousands of people around the world".