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Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief
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Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief

Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief is a documentary exploring the inside dealings of the Church of Scientology. The film provides history of the church as a way to understand what draws members to it, and for some, away from it. Directed by Alex Gibney, the documentary is an adaptation of Going Clear: […]
Religulous
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Religulous

Bill Maher travels across the world interviewing people about God and religion. He examines the tenets of the Abrahamic religions and raises the questions of homosexuality, Jesus’s existence, the Sabbath laws and Islamic extremists. Religulous, the documentary’s title, is a portmanteau of the words religious and ridiculous. Maher disagrees with the concept of organised religion, […]
Jesus Camp
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Jesus Camp

Jesus Camp documents an evangelical Christian summer camp where children partake in programmes to strengthen and intensify their beliefs. The founder of the camp, Becky Fischer, describes her mission to indoctrinate youths in the word of God. Fischer stresses the importance of a Christian presence in the political and moral fabric of America, using her Kids […]
The Most Hated Family in America
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The Most Hated Family in America

The Most Hated Family in America, presented by Louis Theroux, investigates the lives and activities of members of the Westboro Baptist Church, who have attracted significant controversy due to their uncompromising stance on homosexuality. Notorious for their picketing of the funerals US soldiers killed in action, church members believe that such deaths are divine retribution […]
Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple
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Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple

In 1978, over 900 members of the religious cult Peoples Temple, led by Jim Jones, committed mass suicide by drinking poisoned kool-aid in their settlement of Jonestown. Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple tells the story of the largest mass suicide in modern history through never-seen-before footage of the incident and interviews with […]
America’s Most Hated Family in Crisis
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America’s Most Hated Family in Crisis

America’s Most Hated Family in Crisis is a follow-up to Louis Theroux’s earlier film The Most Hated Family in America as he returns to Topeka, Kansas to interview the family behind the infamous Westboro Baptist Church. Since Theroux’s last visit, several members of the Phelps family have left the church. He meets two such women […]
The Buddha
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The Buddha

The Buddha explores the life of Siddhartha Gautama, respectfully referred to by his title the ‘Buddha’, and the history and teachings of the faith which he founded known as Buddhism. Born into the royal family of a small kingdom in Southeast Asia in the 6th century BC, Siddhartha sought to find out the meaning of […]
The Life of Muhammad
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The Life of Muhammad

The Life of Muhammad is a three-part series charting the life of Prophet Muhammad and the birth of Islam. Filmed in Saudi Arabia, it chronicles the evolution of Islam and its prophet over the centuries. The film explores issues around Islam as a faith and how it is perceived around the world. Presenter Rageh Omaar […]
The Root of All Evil?
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The Root of All Evil?

The Root of All Evil by Richard Dawkins, an evolutionary biologist and a leading advocate of atheism, argues that the world would be a better place without religion or belief in God. It spotlights societal ills derived from religious institutions, including Islamic extremism, child abuse committed by Christian leaders, and insular Jewish religious schools. The […]
The Secrets of Scientology
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The Secrets of Scientology

Reporter John Sweeney interviews several people connected with the Church of Scientology and investigates allegations by former followers that the church has sought to divide their families. Scientology is seeped in mystery and cloaked with silence and yet since the early 1950’s when it was founded by L. Ron Hubbard, it has remained as one […]
The Bible’s Buried Secrets
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The Bible’s Buried Secrets

The Bible’s Buried Secrets explores the most recent archaeological evidence to either prove or disprove the long-held beliefs and assertions in Judeo-Christian tradition on the origin of the modern religion. It is a powerful collaboration between science, scholarship and religious precepts that presents new evidence from the Holy Land in a bid to unearth new […]
Cults: Dangerous Devotion
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Cults: Dangerous Devotion

The mysterious world of cults has long been an object of fear and fascination, with many new groups emerging year in and year out. Cults: Dangerous Devotion is a journey into this dark and dangerous world, revealing what attracts followers to them, and what makes them stay. It is a behind-closed-doors look into a secret […]