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Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief

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Genres: Documentary
Director: Alex Gibney
Plot Synopsis:

Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison Of Belief - The HBO Special Nominated for seven 2015 Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Documentary Or Nonfiction Special, Outstanding Directing for Nonfiction Programming and Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming. The highly-anticipated and critically-acclaimed documentary "Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison Of Belief" is a look inside the controversial religion from Academy Award-winner Alex Gibney. The film profiles eight former members of the Church of Scientology, exploring the psychological impact of blind faith, how the church attracts new followers and keeps hold of its A-list celebrity devotees. Following the Peabody Award-winning documentary "Mea Maxima Culpa," his investigation into the Catholic Church, Gibney dives fully into one of the most controversial and secretive religions in the world in "Going Clear," exploring what members of Scientology are willing to do in the name of religion. The film touches on a wide range of aspects of the church from its origin, to an intimate portrait of the Church’s founder L. Ron Hubbard, to its recruiting practices, to present day practices by church officials.

  • Release Details
    Release Date: October 6th, 2015
    Movie Release Year: 2015
    Release Country: United States
    Movie Studio: FilmRise