Based on the novels by Gerald Lund, this three-part series chronicles a time when America was young and brave families pushed the frontier westward in search of better land and new opportunities. In a daring leap of faith, these courageous settlers abandoned familiar homes and relationships in the hopes of building a better life.
The Work and the Glory blends high-powered fiction with the historical reality of the Restoration as seen through the eyes of the Steed family. Experience their tragedies and triumphs amid the raging religious controversy that surrounds a young man named Joseph Smith.
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 Steed's struggle to hold together as the strength of their convictions and their filial bonds are tested.
(USACanada DVD released by Paramount)
The Work and the Glory: A House Divided marks the completion of this epic trilogy ' a probing look into some of the dark secrets of America's past. In a land founded on religious freedom, these early Mormons were beaten, driven from their homes, jailed and even executed for their beliefs. Painstakingly accurate in both story and production, the film chronicles in vivid detail a time of prejudice, intolerance, and religious persecution in 'the land of the free."