Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief

Directed by Alex Gibney, Going Clear is a feature documentary that caused quite a stir when it was released earlier this year (2015). It instantly received widespread praise from movie critics and was nominated for seven Emmy Awards, winning three, which included Best Documentary.

The film itself dives straight into the deep end of Scientology and we quickly learn of the history behind the infamous “Religion” and it’s founder L.Ron Hubbard. It examines the celebrity culture associated with the church and highlights how many members put up with what could only be described as abuse and exploitation at the hands of their peers. Through a number of interviews with ex-members we also learn of the intricate and rather complex level structure each member must climb if they ever want to stand a chance of “Going Clear”.


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