United Kingdom sees Scientology documentary 'Going Clear' tonight on Sky Atlantic - 2015-09-21
Finally, the time has come! After a considerable delay caused by nagging legal concerns, Alex Gibney's Emmy Award-winning HBO documentary, Going Clear: Scientology & the Prison of Belief, will air tonight on Sky Atlantic at 9 pm local time.
"So glad the UK is finally getting to see the film. Maybe now, they will publish Larry's book," Gibney tells us. His documentary is based on Lawrence Wright's book Going Clear, which has never been published in the UK because of the country's plaintiff-friendly libel laws.
"I am proud to say that the film is playing without cuts - as far as I know - although with a few more printed disclaimers than on this side of the pond," Gibney adds. "Even with reforms, the British libel laws are the handmaidens of power which predatory organizations like Scientology use to their advantage. Yo, denizens of Great Britain and Eire: lose the official secrets act and change those libel laws!"