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'Victims gradually lose their ability to make independent decisions and exercise informed consent.'
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This small collection of videos helps to understand the workings of cultic groups. Many other videos are available online.


  • Louis Theroux - The Making of My Scientology Movie
    - Louis Theroux documentary is soon to be released in theatres around Australia.
    Also available at www.youtube.com

    'My Scientology Movie' - Trailer


  • CIFS Conference 2011
    Parliament House, Canberra
    'Cults in Australia: Facing the Realities'
    Click to see conference report.

  • Today Tonight: Senate Committee Report - Inquiry into tax-exempt status of Charities and Religions (and cults).
    Also available at www.vimeo.com

    Today Tonight - Australian Senate Inquiry Release Special - 2010-09-07 from Zhent on Vimeo.


  • "Visions Of Paradise" - Visions of Paradise (Adrian Norman 2009) is a challenging, intelligent and thought-provoking documentary about the need to belong and find purpose and meaning in life.
    Excellent resource for schools and study groups.
    Also available at www.vimeo.com

    Visions of Paradise - trailer from adriannorman on Vimeo.


  • "Beyond Our Ken" - Despite preparing to fight yet another court case Ken Dyers and Jan Hamilton allow a film crew unprecedented access to the 'spiritual evolvement centre' they founded in 1982. Beyond Our Ken explores the anatomy of the cult enigma.
    Click 'Preview' or see full movie ($5 streamed).
    See ABC News story.

    Click for Extras Reels (Free Viewing)


  • Paul Morantz - Brainwashing, Coersion and Control
    - Morantz is a US lawyer specializing in cults and brainwashing.
    Also available at www.youtube.com


  • Jill Mytton - Uncut Interview from 'Root of All Evil?' - Richard Dawkins interviews Jill Mytton. Jill was born into the Exclusive Brethren and talks about the difficulties of leaving.
    Also available at www.youtube.com


  • Tanya Levin - Interview from 'Enough Rope' - Andrew Denton interviews Tania Levin. Tania was born into the Hillsong Assemblies of God Church and talks about why she left it. From www.youtube.com.


  • Diane Benscoter on how cults rewire the brain - Diane Benscoter was in the 'Moonies' for 10 years and is coming to terms with the question 'How could I have gone along with that?'. From www.ted.com.


  • The Jeremy Kyle Show - UK talk show episode titled: "Brainwashing Cults or Religious Communities" David McKay and the 'Jesus Christians'
    See here for more in this series.
    [VIDEO REMOVED FROM YOUTUBE]
    This video is available to view here.

  • A Concept Video - from the www.youtube.com site:
    (Parental guidance recommended.)


  • Baloney Detection Kit - from the www.youtube.com site:
    (Michael Shermer - Skeptic Magazine)


  • Inside New Zealand: How to spot a cult part 1 - from the www.youtube.com site:
    New Zealand TV3 Documentary Episode 1.

    ( Removed from YouTube )

    3NEWS.co.nz - Discussion of TV series.

    GIBSON GROUP - Producers of series.


  • Jason Beghe - from the www.youtube.com site:
    the first celebrity to leave Scientology and publicly discuss his involvement and then disillusionment with the group. He made it to OT V on Scientology’s “Bridge to Total Freedom” and discovered the best way to get free was to get up and walk out the door.
    Warning: Robust language.


  • John Duignan - John was in the Church of Scientology for 22 years, and rose to become a respected member of Scientology’s highly secretive ‘Sea Org.’ Here, he tells his shocking story in person for the first time:
    See all 16 parts of the video interview with John Duignan  

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    CIFS:

     
    ABC Radio:
    16 Oct 2010
    14 Oct 2010

     

     
    CIFS Conference:
    Brisbane 2012 *
    Canberra 2011
    Seminar 2011
    Brisbane 2010

     

     
    Video:
    Visions of Paradise

     

     
    Research:
    Cults: After-Effects

     

     
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