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Alex Gibney and Lawrence Wright on the Challenges of Making a Doc About Scientology

Check out all Slate’s interviews from the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.

Alex Gibney’s documentary version of Lawrence Wright’s Scientology exposé Going Clear has been one of the talks of the Sundance Film Festival. After the premiere, we asked the director and author what it was like to investigate the group and produce a film version of the book. They said the many legal threats against them don’t compare to what some former Scientology members have faced. Watch the conversation below.