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"Mike Rinder is one of the few viewers who was unlikely to learn much from the documentary "Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief." Rinder spent 25 years as a senior executive with the Church of Scientology International, often acting as the organization's spokesperson in the midst of some big scandals."





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"Going Clear: Shining a light on Scientology, Guelph Mercury, By Peter Howell

An excoriating exposé by Oscar-winning documentarian Alex Gibney ("Taxi to the Dark Side"), the film puts Tom Cruise, John Travolta and other members of their shadowy religion into a very bad light.

It's solid journalism, exhaustively researched — it's based on Lawrence Wright's 2013 bestselling book — and the portrait it paints through sheer weight of detail is devastating.

The Church of Scientology is portrayed as a cash-grabbing and reputation-destroying outfit, one that holds members hostage both physically and mentally, and exacts vengeance against anyone who leaves or discredits it.

""They take enemies very seriously," Canadian-born Paul Haggis says in the doc. The Oscar-winning director of "Crash" was a Scientologist for 35 years before leaving the church in 2009.

Sundance volunteers formed a human chain to protect Gibney and the former Scientology members he brought with him to the Eccles screening. Online reports pointed to fears that Scientology protesters lurking in the audience might attack. At the press screening later in the day, journalists were warned that security personnel with night vision goggles would be scanning the house for any signs of trouble."

From: http://www.guelphmercury.com/whatson-story/5607734-going-clear-shining-a-light-on-scientology/