Vimeo has closed a deal acquiring the exclusive US first window download to own rights to the highly anticipated and critically acclaimed documentary Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief — a look inside the controversial religion from Academy Award®-winner Alex Gibney. The film will be available on Vimeo On Demand in September 2015 following the HBO broadcast holdback.
Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief is based on Pulitzer Prize-winner Lawrence Wright’s 2013 best-selling book of the same name. The film profiles eight former members of the Church of Scientology, exploring the psychological impact of blind faith, how the church attracts new followers and keeps hold on its A-list celebrity devotees.
“Going Clear offers an in-depth look behind the curtain of one of the world’s most mysterious and controversial religions,” said Sam Toles, Vice President, Content Acquisitions and Business Development, Vimeo. “This film represents the level of extraordinary, top quality programming that audiences have come to expect from Vimeo On Demand.”