Alex Gibney turns his gaze to Scientology in this provocative documentary based on the book by Pulitzer Prize winner Lawrence Wright - a tale of ego, exploitation and lust for power. Gibney profiles eight former members of the Church of Scientology, whose most prominent adherents include A-list Hollywood celebrities, shining a light on how the church cultivates true believers, including their experiences and what they are willing to do in the name of religion. Fearless and fascinating, this latest cinematic opus is a powerful exploration of the psychological impact of blind faith: what Lawrence Wright calls the prison of belief.
The 9/11 attacks were one of the biggest terrorist atrocities of the 21st century. This horrific event has generated a multitude of outlandish conspiracy theories. Comedian Andrew Maxwell believes the findings of the official US Government investigation that laid responsibility for the attacks on Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda. In order to change their minds by confronting them with the facts, he takes five young Brits who believe in different elements of these conspiracy theories on a road trip from New York to Washington.
Perth-based burns surgeon Fiona Wood talks to Geraldine Doogue about the power of the place she nominates as her sacred space: the operating theatre.
Robots are increasingly used with children on the autism spectrum. So what are the ethical and moral implications of using robots to teach children social life skills?
Driven by a deep Christian belief to help others less fortunate, three Polish missionaries devote their lives to caring for people, providing basic health care and education to people in remote parts of PNG.
Baptist Minister Karina Kreminski is well known in the neighbourhood for her blog Surry Hills and Valleys. We explore Karina's theology, life story and her views about the life and times of Surry Hills locals.
At Newcastle's John Hunter Hospital, clinical and theatrical expertise are brought together to provide groundbreaking opportunities for people living with the devastating effects of a stroke.
Photographer Hoda Afshar's experience of migration to Australia has redefined her relationship with Iran, Islam and her art. Her portrait of author/refugee Behrouz Boochani won last year's Bowness Photography Prize.
Strong connections are forged when girls from a Sydney high school travel to Brewarrina to play netball with a team of young Indigenous people. They meet Elders and hear stories of past injustices and dreams for the future.
Deborah Cheetham, proud Yorta Yorta woman, opera singer, composer and entrepreneur talks to Geraldine Doogue about her deep connection to her country in regional Victoria.
Explores the religious complexities of Sri Lanka through the experience of an Australian-Sri Lankan family, the De Silvas, and people from other faiths who live in the island nation.
This filmmaker and playwright also studied electrical engineering. His great passion is bringing people to Christ. As a child, he fled the Congo, then had eight years in a camp before being accepted as a refugee to Australia.
With help from Rebecca Gibney and eating disorder experts around the world, Kylie starts to find some answers as she provides an intimate insight into one of the world's deadliest mental illnesses.
Rebecca Gibney presents the raw and revealing story of Kylie, who has suffered with anorexia and a binge eating disorder since age 15. This is an insight into one of the world's deadliest mental illnesses.
A heart-warming, inspirational story about a bunch of young blokes who live for the game but have never been allowed to play, who start a physical disability rugby league competition in regional Australia.
At Christian Brothers College in WA, boys are guided by mentors and teachers through a year-long program of ritual, self-reflection and challenge to shape and define the type of man they want to be.
Having left politics behind them, ex-politicians reflect on what life was like in the Canberra bubble and what they learned from it.
Has the time come to reform capitalism? The Brexit vote, the Donald Trump phenomenon, the resurgence of One Nation, distress signs that democracy and capitalism as we know them are under pressure and failing to deliver for all.
Yahweh Ben Yahweh is a respected religious leader in the 1980s, but behind the facade, he rules his followers with terror and violence.
The Word of Life Church starts as a small bible study group led by Pastor Jerry Irwin. After his death, his daughter Tiffanie gains control and makes life hell for the church followers.
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