Going Clear – Scientology and the Prison of Belief, documentary by HBO
Alex Gibney is an Oscar-winning documentary director who explores the world of Scientology in his new film ‘Going Clear – Scientology and the Prison of Belief’. He tells Steve Cannane the church should lose its tax free status because of its pattern of cruelty and, in the past, criminality.
STEVE CANNANE, PRESENTER: The church of scientology should lose its tax free status.
That’s the view of Academy Award winning documentary maker Alex Gibney.
Who explores the world of Scientology in his latest film.
The director says a pattern of cruelty and in the past criminality should disqualify the Church of Scientology from being considered a charity.
Alex Gibney’s film, ‘Going Clear – Scientology and the Prison of Belief’, includes allegations that Nicole Kidman had her phone tapped, by order of Scientology’s leader, David Miscavige.
Alex Gibney is in Australia as a guest of the Sydney Film Festival, where he has three films in the program.