In 1996, filmmaker Tatsuya Mori received permission to tape
the inside activities of Japan's religious cult Aum Shinrikyo
- the enigmatic group that released sarin gas into Tokyo's
subway system in 1995.
Focusing on the group's spokesperson Araki Hiroshi, Mori caught
much more than the cult's daily life with his camera. He captured
the media frenzy that engulfed the group, the vicious tactics
of undercover cops against cult members, and the anger of
local residents who wanted to evict the cult from their community.
Looking for more than a simple depiction of this controversial
group, Mori exposes and examines the contradictions in Japanese
society that would produce such a cult and then feed on it.
This edgy, provocative documentary created a heated debate
in Japan, where the cult still resides under a different name.
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