Orientation: A Scientology Information Film (1996)

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An introduction and overview to Scientology.

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Credited cast:
Norman Starkey ...
Himself (Hubbard Estate Trustee)


An introduction and overview to Scientology.

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Welcome to the new world of Scientology See more »


Documentary | Short





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13 March 1996 (USA)  »

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All Scientologists must view this film before attending any services. See more »


Host: [on psychology and psychology] And don't they attack the church?
Director of Processing: [rolls eyes] When you think of what Dianetics and Scientology can do, really help children and people learn, handle drugs, handle crime, save happiness, and lives, and all the other things that I see it doing *every day*, only a raving lunatic would try to harm Dianetics and Scientology. Or Scientologists, for that matter.
Director of Processing: They need psychiatric help. That would *finish* them.
[both laugh]
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"Persons appearing in this video are thanked for their contribution which was solely in the form of acting and not as technical nor editorial assistance." (No one is credited or identified by name except for L. Ron Hubbard, Norman Starkey, and the production company.) See more »


References The Secret of Treasure Island (1938) See more »

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This movie is essentially a sales pitch for Scientology
5 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Orientation is designed with only one thing in mind...making the viewer want to do Scientology services. It presents conditions in Scientology organizations that, while in theory are very nice and uplifting, differ greatly from the actual tone and atmosphere of a Scientology church. It is is formatted in a manner that attempts alter the viewers perceptions of their own lives in such a way that they will feel that the trouble spots of their lives can only be handled via Scientology. If you have ever seen an Army recruitment video and thought to yourself, "Geez...could that possibly be more heavy-handed and over-dramatic" then you will probably get the same impression of "Orientation"...a slick-looking commercial without an ounce of soul.

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