RNZ – New documentary Gloriavale follows groundbreaking legal case launched against community leaders
By RNZ / Newshub – 18/08/2022
Sharon Ready has lived in the Gloriavale community for 50 years, first entering as a 15-year-old when the community was based in Springbank, Rangiora.
“It’s my turangawaewae,” she says. “This is where I stand because my faith, I started there as a Christian and myself, my husband, my children, we have worked very hard to build that community.”
Ready still lives in the community as do five of her children – three daughters and two sons, along with 35 grandchildren – but are no longer active members.
A new documentary follows her family as they mount a ground-breaking legal case against the community’s powerful leaders, known as the shepherds.