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Academy Award-winning director Alex Gibney profiles in his new film eight former members of the Church of Scientology, whose most prominent adherents include A-list Hollywood celebrities, shining a light on how the church cultivates true believers, detailing their experiences and what they are willing to do in the name of religion.
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, including 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.
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Primetime Emmy Awards 2015 winner - Outstanding Directing for Nonfiction Programming
Primetime Emmy Awards 2015 winner - Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming
Primetime Emmy Awards 2015 winner - Outstanding Documentary for Nonfiction Special
Primetime Emmy Awards 2015 nominee - Outstanding Sound Mixing for Nonfiction Programming
Primetime Emmy Awards 2015 nominee - Outstanding Cinematography for Nonfiction Programming
Primetime Emmy Awards 2015 nominee - Outstanding Picture Editing for Nonfiction Programming
Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards 2015 winner - Best Documentary
Online Film & Television Association 2015 winner - Best Direction of a Non-Fiction Program
Peabody Awards 2016 winner - Documentary and Education
Writers Guild of America 2016 winner - Best Documentary Screenplay
Visit http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4257858/awards?ref_=tt_awd for a complete list of awards and nominations.
Director Alex Gibney has been called "the most important documentarian of our time" by Esquire Magazine and "one of America's most successful and prolific documentary filmmakers" by The New York Times.
Gibney's signature cinematic style lends itself to his penetrating, gripping and deeply insightful documentaries which have been the recipient of Academy Awards, multiple Emmy Awards, the Grammy Award, several Peabody Awards, the DuPont-Columbia Award, The Independent Spirit Award, and The Writers Guild Awards. In 2013, Gibney was honored with the International Documentary Association's (IDA) Career Achievement Award and the first ever Christopher Hitchens Prize in 2015.
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