Going Clear: Scientology and The Prison of Belief will be available to watch online in the UK on Sunday 21st September.
Alex Gibney’s controversial documentary, which has already picked up 7 Emmy nominations, will premiere on UK TV at 9pm on Sky Atlantic. The movie – produced by Jigsaw Productions for Sky Atlantic – was released in a limited number of UK cinemas earlier this year, but the Sky broadcast will be its first chance to be seen by a wider audience.
Celia Taylor, Sky’s Head of Non-Scripted Commissioning, comments: “Going Clear is a brilliantly compelling film that unflinchingly probes the secretive world of Scientology through powerful testimony and a beautifully crafted narrative. I am extremely proud of it.”
The movie profiles eight former members of the Church of Scientology, shining a light on how they attract true believers and the things they do in the name of religion.
The powerful film highlights the Church’s origins, from founder L. Ron Hubbard to its rise to popularity in Hollywood and beyond. The movie is based on the book by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Lawrence Wright, but claims by former insiders (including screenwriter Paul Haggis) of systematic abuse and betrayal have been denied by the movement.
The film will be available to watch online live on Sky Go for Sky customers and afterwards On Demand. For non-Sky customers, it will be available on the VOD service NOW TV, as part of an Entertainment Pass. The pass costs £6.99 a month (no contract) and includes live streaming and catch-up access to channels such as Sky Atlantic, Sky 1, FOX and Sky Living.
New customers signing up before 27th September will only have to pay £1 for their first month – for more information, click here.