Scientologists try to ban critical German feature film - 2010-03-12
Scientology leaders have claimed the film is a piece of propaganda by Germany's state broadcaster and have demanded to see it before it is aired, the Guardian reports.
Scientology officials have said the film is incorrect and are investigating legal means to prevent the programme from being broadcast Jürg Stettler, a spokesman for Scientology in Germany said: "The truth is precisely the opposite of that which the ARD is showing." Mr Stettler said the organisation was planning its own film to "spread our own side of the story".
Volker Herres, ARD's programme director, has dismissed the accusations, saying the aim of the drama is to reveal the truth about the organisation.