Going Clear: Scientology And The Prison Of Belief
Academy Award winner Alex Gibney turns his gaze to Scientology, based on the book by Pulitzer Prize winner Lawrence Wright.
This powerful new film highlights the Church's origins, from its roots in the mind of founder L. Ron Hubbard to its rise in popularity in Hollywood and beyond. The heart of the film is a series of shocking revelations by former insiders, inclusing high-ranking and recognizable members such as acclaimed screenwriter Paul Haggis (CRASH), as they describe the systematic history of abuse and betrayal by Church officials, including the current leadership of the Church.
A provocative tale of ego, exploitation and lust for power.
"The goal in the film is not to delegitimatize anybody's belief, it's to question the way an outfit like Scientology can take the belief of good-hearted people and turn it into a very sinister direction."
With: (Dokumentarfilm) Lawrence Wright, Mike Rinder, Marty Rathbun, Paul Haggis
Screenplay: Alex Gibney
Original Material: Lawrence Wright
Director of Photography: Sam Painter
Film Editor: Andy Grieve
Composer: Will Bates
Producer: Alex Gibney, Lawrence Wright, Kristen Vaurio
Production Company: Jigsaw Productions
World Sales: Content Media Corporation
Distributor: Telepool GmbH München
Director: Alex Gibney