CIFS can announce the extra reels from the Australian DVD "Beyond Our Ken" have been released for public viewing. These reels are shown below. The full HD video can be streamed at the above 'Source' link ($4.99 streaming fee). The comments in the videos offer insights into the cult phenomenon.
Although the late Kenja group leader Mr Ken Dyers had been under investigation for child sexual abuse, the group has continued running childrens' concerts. See news article.
Filmmakers were granted unrestricted access to Kenja Communications to make the documentary, which includes interviews with Bundeena residents Mr Dyers and Ms Hamilton, past and present attendees, psychologists and families who blame the group for the disappearance of loved ones.
Directed by Luke Walker and Melissa Maclean, the film "explores the ambiguity of the cult enigma'' and Kenja practices, including Mr Dyers' "energy conversion meditation'' technique, in which participants are supposedly rid of negative energy preventing them from reaching their potential.
"I think it's a very balanced film," film-maker Luke Walker told the Sydney Morning Herald. "I made sure Kenja always had their right of reply, often to the detriment of the narrative.''
But Ms Hamilton, who is due to appear in Downing Centre Local Court on August 26 to face an apprehended violence order brought against her by a former Kenja member, slammed the film, saying allegations that Kenja practice involved nudity and sex were "cheap'' and "sleazy'' sensationalism.
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