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Religion and Spirituality


Seven Disturbing Documentaries on Netflix About Religion and Cults

Source:  Inverse 1.  Holy Hell (2017) 2.  The Lost Key (2014) 3.  Witches: A Century of Murder (2015) 4.  Deprogrammed (2016) 5.  Enlighten Us (2016) 6.  My Scientology Movie (2017) 7.  Jesus Camp (2006) Read the story at Inverse. Receive all of today’s stories in one...

“The Last Dalai Lama?” asks what comes next

Source:  The New York Times A surplus of wisdom and benevolence radiates from “The Last Dalai Lama?,” written and directed by Mickey Lemle, the filmmaker of “Compassion in Exile” (1993), another documentary about this Buddhist leader, who is 82. Read the story at The...

Louis Theroux’s “My Scientology Movie” is now available on Netflix

Source:  Decider In 2014, Louis Theroux, an English documentary filmmaker and broadcaster, sent out a simple, inquiring tweet. “Open call to any #Scientologists out there,” he wrote. “I would love to speak to you for a documentary I am working on. About Scientology.”...

Documentary scours our noisy world in “In Search Of Silence”

Source:  KCLU. The premiere of John Cage’s famous/notorious composition 4’33” in Woodstock, New York in 1952 stirred some measure of the outrage that greeted Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring,” only here the audience was upset by the notes they didn’t hear, instead of...

Five Revealing Documentaries about Scientology

Source: Paste. Panorama: Scientology and Me (2007) Coming in at a lean 30 minutes, John Sweeney’s 2007 BBC documentary can be thought of as a “first shots fired” of films critical of the church. What began as an honest examination into whether or not the organization...

Doc Watch: Is Church Militant a Right-Wing Media Empire in the Making?

From  The Atlantic. Just outside Detroit, a group of radical Catholics run a rapidly growing news organization. Since being established nine years ago, ChurchMilitant.com (then St. Michaels Media) has grown from a tiny media outfit on the fringes of the Catholic world...