See Mormon Film: Key Films of the Fourth Wave
This anti-Mormon propaganda film by a disaffected Mormon is significant for the fact that it received such attention and widespread circulation among evangelical Christians despite being highly biased and sensationalistic.
A well-known leader of the Anti-Defamation League of the B'nai B'rith, after having viewed the film several times, concluded: "I sincerely hope that people of all faiths will similarly repudiate 'The Godmakers' as defamatory and untrue, and recognize it for what it truly represents--a challenge to the religious liberty of all" (Statement by Rhonda M. Abrams, 25 May 1984, Regional Director of Anti-Defamation League of the B'nai B'rith, qtd. in Mackey, below).
Like the anti-Mormon films of the 1910s, this film helped to catalyze both institutional and independent efforts to use film for the positive depiction of Mormonism.