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Orientation: A Scientology Information Film (1996)

An introduction and overview to Scientology.


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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: Something happened in the world that was a bright piece of hope for man. Such a thing occurs every few hundred, or a thousand years. Some genius rises, and man takes a new step toward a better life, a better culture. There is a difference with Dianetics and Scientology. *It* has *never* happened before, in all the countless years of time. In this brief moment, we have our temporary chance for handling and continuing life. Clouds loom over this culture and planet. In this short interval, in this...
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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 Waterworld (1995) See more »

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This movie is essentially a sales pitch for Scientology
5 July 2005 | by 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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