Alex Gibney’s acclaimed documentary Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief will be aired on Sky Atlantic in September. Although it has already been shown at cinemas in the UK, East Grinstead’s was not among them.
CHANNEL 5 will be looking at two controversial organisations at 9pm this evening when it investigates three women whose lives were turned upside down after they became involved in what they eventually decided were cults.
One joined Scientology – which has its UK HQ in East Grinstead – and the other two became Jehovah’s Witnesses.
With first-hand testimony from the three women and input from experts, the programme looks at what it is like to devote yourself to powerful religious movements.
It also examines the pressure the women felt to conform to the groupsʼ rules, and how difficult they found it when they eventually decided to leave.
Tonight: Inside Scientology and Escaping the Witnesses on Channel 5 at 9m.