A provocative documentray that traces the history of self-styled guru Anne Hamilton-Byrne. The true story of the cult that shocked Australia in 1987, based on the book by Chris Johnston and Rosie Jones.
For years on a property outside Melbourne, Anne Hamilton-Byrne ruled over The Family, a cult that the glamorous guru grew around her by convincing people that she was a literal god. Hamilton-Byrne conned her followers into handing over their assets, property and especially children into her control. When the cult was finally busted in 1987, Hamilton-Byrne escaped overseas, leaving abused children and devotees in her wake. THE FAMILY documents the journeys of the cult’s survivors, and whether they will achieve any kind of justice against their mesmeric yet cruel captor.