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Atsushi Sakahara survived terrorism at the hands of doomsday cult Aum Shinrikyo, now he's facing Indie doc distribution.

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Before After Aum ME AND THE CULT LEADER

    • True Crime
    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

Atsushi Sakahara survived terrorism at the hands of doomsday cult Aum Shinrikyo, now he's facing Indie doc distribution.

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    Out now in Tokyo + Sold out in Hong Kong

    Out now in Tokyo + Sold out in Hong Kong

    It’s been so long! I managed to catch Atsushi between screenings in Tokyo yesterday! Atsushi has been busy with the release in Japan (today is DAY 3!) and I’ve been preparing it to meet the world over! The in-cinema tickets sold out on Day 1, and online tickets were sold out on day 2! I wanted to drop into your feed and say hello and that we’ve been thinking of you!

    To catch the film in Tokyo: http://www.imageforum.co.jp/theatre/ (Japanese w/ English subtitles)

    and Hong Kong (maybe more online tickets will be available soon?): https://www.hkiff.org.hk/film/getdetail?fid=969

    Coming to Kyoto + Osaka in May!

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    • 4 min
    Murders (Revised)

    Murders (Revised)

    By the demise of the cult, executive members had killed more than 80 people. Here are the stories of the first two murders:  the' ‘accidental’ death of Majima Teruyuki in September 1988 and the cold-blooded murder Taguchi Shuji in February 1989.

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    Thank you for taking the time to listen to our podcast. Please rate and review; it helps other people find us. But the best way is to tell your friends. If you are able, please consider supporting us by becoming a paid subscriber to our newsletter or on Patreon. All funds go towards finishing the film Me and the Cult Leader. Find us on twitter at @beforeafteraum.

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    • 28 min
    In Search of a Guru in India

    In Search of a Guru in India

    In 1985-1987, Shoko Asahara goes on a number of trips to India in search of a guru to validate and guide his (so far) self-taught yoga practise. His travels take him to the ashrams of a number of Indian religious teachers including Pilot Baba and the Dalai Lama. Though his actions may seem pure, his sinister intentions soon become clear.

    This meeting has long been used against the Dalai Lama by his critics. We also want to be clear that our research about the meetings was sourced from interviews Fumihiko conducted with members of the Tibetan Exiles Government. These may be biased and try to present only one version of the encounters. So taking it all with a grain of salt, Atsushi and Pearl waddle through the series of meetings between the leaders of two very very different interpretations of Buddhism in the modern era.

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    Podchaser: https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/before-after-aum-1088487

    Thank you for taking the time to listen to our podcast. Please rate and review; it helps other people find us. But the best way is to tell your friends. In the next episode, we’ll move onto the first days of Aum Shinrikyo. If you are able, please consider supporting us by becoming a paid subscriber to our newsletter or on Patreon. All funds go towards finishing the film Me and the Cult Leader. Find us on twitter at @beforeafteraum.

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    • 32 min
    Join Us, It's Fun! ( Radio Drama)

    Join Us, It's Fun! ( Radio Drama)

    Note: Mentions Suicide.

    In 1985, Aum Shinrikyo’s recruiting efforts are paying off. This is a radio drama of one early member’s experience. Our exploration of why people join, and why they stay.

    Our film Me and the Cult Leader is available NOW in the UK until July 10 at the Sheffield Doc Fest! The reviews from Screen International, The Daily Beast and Eye for Film has been phenomenal, we are absolutely overjoyed!

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    Podchaser: https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/before-after-aum-1088487

    Thank you for taking the time to listen to our podcast. Please rate and review; it helps other people find us. But the best way is to tell your friends. In the next episode, we’ll move onto the first days of Aum Shinrikyo. If you are able, please consider supporting us by becoming a paid subscriber to our newsletter or on Patreon. All funds go towards finishing the film The Cult Leader and Me. Find us on twitter at @beforeafteraum.

    Music from Blue Dot Sessions.

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    • 27 min
    Interrogation

    Interrogation

    June 22, 1982, Deputy Detective Takeo Shiroiwa arrives at the gate of 27 year old Chizuo Matsumoto’s home and rings the buzzer, search warrant in hand. This is a short episode including Atsushi and Pearl recreating the interrogation.

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    Corrections: The Nova Scotia killings murdered 22 people, not 14 as stated, on April 18-19, 2020.

    Music: Alone Once Again, by Daniel Birch with modification

    Thank you for taking the time to listen to our podcast. Please rate and review; it helps other people find us. But the best way, is to tell your friends. In the next episode, we’ll move onto Chizuo’s first police interrogation and his introduction to Agon-Shu. If you are able, please consider supporting us by becoming a paid subscriber to our newsletter or on Patreon. All funds go towards finishing the film The Cult Leader and Me.

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    • 31 min
    One Eye'd Chizuo

    One Eye'd Chizuo

    Chizuo is sent to a school for the blind at the age of 6. For the next 14 years, he would hope, bribe, bore, and struggle through his experience as the only sighted child at the facility. These are the early years of Aum Shinrikyo cult leader and terrorist Shoko Asahara.

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    Thank you for taking the time to listen to our podcast. Please rate and review; it helps other people find us. But the best way, is to tell your friends. In the next episode, we’ll move onto the early years of Shoko Asahara. If you are able, please consider supporting us by becoming a paid subscriber. All funds go towards finishing the film The Cult Leader and Me.

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    • 49 min

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