Saturday, September 23, 2006

THE FRIEND_OF_MANKIND.wmv


Purinton Pictures presents

FRIEND OF MANKIND by Karl-Rainer Blumenthal


"Friend of Mankind (2006) is a non-fiction documentary film about writer L. Ron Hubbard, his devoted celebrity followers and those who have died through his prescribed methods for the Church of Scientology. It is comprised primarily of footage from film and television interviews."

Blumenthal's 2006 documentary takes a critical look at the
"accomplishments, controversies and followers of L. Ron Hubbard, founder of the Church of Scientology, comprised of American, English and German television broadcasts from the last 37 years"

THE FRIEND_OF_MANKIND.wmv
Run time: 30:38
Directed by Karl-Rainer Blumenthal
Produced by Purinton Pictures
Featuring footage of

L. Ron Hubbard
Ron DeWolf
Mike Rinder
Heber Jentzsch
Robert Vaughn Young
Tom Cruise
John Travolta

I am impressed! 22 year old Bryn Mawr & Haversford College graduate student, archivist and film maker Karl-Rainer Blumenthal has created an excellent collage of Hubbard's legacy

As a former long time member of scientology, I can tell you that this film shows what the Cult of Scientology never wanted anyone to see, whether they were a member or not.

I cried after it was over. It was very cathartic for me. Blumenthal is a filmmaker to remember.

Meet Karl-Rainer Blumenthal, Film maker, Humtone
http://students.haverford.edu/kblument/
http://www.brynmawr.edu/filmstudies/karl
http://www.students.haverford.edu/humtones/Bio/karl.html
http://students.haverford.edu/kblument/friend.htm

Where to go to download or view the video All formats:
http://www.xenutv.com/friendofmankind.htm
http://students.haverford.edu/kblument/draft1wm.wmv
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-6700984289963923033&q=scientology
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aI0GBhmtH6Q (1-4 parts)

comments or complaints:
punrinton.pictures@gmail.com

1 comment:

Karl said...

Hi Friend,
Thanks for the kind words regarding my video. It means a lot to know that it rang with some truth to a former member. Drop me a line sometime and I'd be happy to give you my personal email. I'd love to chit chat sometime if you feel like it. Again, thanks.