Narconon, a drug rehabilitation centre run by a controversial church, has been given the go-ahead to open in Ballivor, where locals are worried what it might mean for them

Speak­ing out: Loc­als Alan Bris­lin and Claire O’Mara out­side the new Nar­conon facil­ity
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Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief (film)

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For the book by Lawrence Wright on which the film is based, see Going Clear.
Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief
Going Clear Poster.jpg

Film poster
Directed by Alex Gibney
Produced by
Written by Alex Gibney
Narrated by
  • Alex Gibney
  • Sherry Stringfield
Music by Will Bates
Cinematography Sam Painter
Edited by Andy Grieve
Jigsaw Productions
Distributed by HBO Documentary Films in association with Sky Atlantic
Release dates
  • January 25, 2015 (US)
Running time
119 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief is a 2015 documentary film about Scientology directed by Alex Gibney, based on Lawrence Wright‘s 2013 book, Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood and the Prison of Belief. Produced by HBO, the film premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. It received widespread praise from critics for its deconstruction of the church’s claims through a combination of presenting a condensed history of Scientology and its founder, how celebrities interact with the church, the stories of a number of ex-members and the abuse and exploitation that they described seeing and experiencing. The church responded vehemently to the film, complaining to film critics about their reviews and denouncing the film-makers and their interviewees. Going Clear will run on HBO on March 29, 2015 and in a limited number of theaters beginning on March 13, 2015.



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