Scientologie: La Verite sur un Mensonge @ Montreal World Film Festival

Most people probably identify Scientology with the likes of celebrities such as Tom Cruise and John Travolta, as they are active members and openly promote it. But not many people really know where it all began and what the beliefs that this organization preaches are. The documentary "Scientologie: La vérite sur un mensonge" was made in France and takes a more in depth look behind this growing yet controversial movement.

It is widely known that an American fiction writer named L. Ron Hubbard was the founder of Scientology back in 1950. David Miscavige took over in 1986 after Hubbard passed away. In France, Alain Rosenberg is the main man behind their Church there.

The documentary starts off by interviewing some followers who are content with the organization while on the flip side, viewers get to see some lawsuits taking place at the courthouse and this isn't the first time the Church of Scientology has to deal with such issues.

The documentary continues by giving viewers both sides to the story. Interviews with believers and non believers are presented. In depth interviews with former members are also highlighted and some details are quite extraordinary to say the least. Many of them describe the financial burdens and health issues that they experienced due to their involvement and the filmmakers try to get the side of the organization directly but their requests for interviews remain unanswered.

For those of you who are curious about Scientology, this documentary gives an eye opening view into the belief systems and the methods that are used to attract people.