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There Is A New Four-episode Netflix Documentary Series Called Rael: The Alien Prophet. Given That It Is About A Cult That Originated In France, The Fact That It Is A French Production Makes Total Sense. Let Me Clarify Up Front That We Watched All Four Episodes In Order To Write This Review. There Are A Lot Of Information To Cover, Even Though It Could Be A Little Lengthy.
This French Netflix documentary tells the tale of a religious group with UFO-inspired beliefs. It garnered a lot of interest for a variety of reasons, but particularly after they declared they had succeeded in cloning humans. Why are they engaged in a human cloning project? They declared it to be the path to everlasting life.
Read our review of the documentary Rael: The Alien Prophet below. Try Netflix for it starting on February 7, 2024.
FROM ALIENS TO HUMAN CLONING
Even though Rael: The Alien Prophet takes place in the 1970s, the plot develops and broadens its worldview in novel ways with every passing decade. The controversial cult’s leader, Claude Vorilhon, claimed to have been met by aliens who informed him that they had brought life to Earth, which made it always exciting.
Similar to Christian creationism, the notion that we were formed and produced by an extraterrestrial intelligence or higher power struck a chord with a large number of individuals. Later on, “Rael: The Alien Prophet” became a reality when Claude Vorilhon adopted the name Raël.
Though intriguing, the idea that “aliens designed us and they will return to join us” is scarcely novel. Scientology employs a similar idea. Nonetheless, all religions appear to be blended into the Raelian belief system. Rael asserts that he is Jesus’ brother.
Actually, the primary religious leaders are all extraterrestrial beings with endless life. Of course, Rael is one of them; he has met them. When it comes to eternal life, Raelians take this very seriously. They are also working on human cloning for this purpose. They seem to associate having an immortal life with becoming clones of themselves.
To be honest, I don’t understand their logic, which is probably a good thing because I would be more anxious if their views made perfect sense to me.
INTERVIEW WITH BOTH PAST AND PRESENT RAELIANS
There are numerous old news programme excerpts in the documentary Rael: The Alien Prophet. I adore this because it shows how Raël continued to evolve both in terms of appearance and style. He frequently imitates another cult leader, thus even if he doesn’t stick to a single appearance, he always seems oddly familiar.
Indeed, in this documentary series, Claude “Rael” Vorilhon is also interviewed. Since 2007, he has resided in Japan and continues to actively promote Raelism there. When it comes to a real interview, we don’t have too much time with him. Still, it doesn’t really matter what he says in an interview.
No, it’s a snippet from just before the interview starts. Rael is behaving like a real slave towards his assistant/disciple. At this point, we can really see him.
Numerous interviews with other Raelians are also provided to us. Both those who have departed and those who are still part of the Raelian Movement.
It won’t be clear to you until much later in the documentary series who is who. Fortunately, it sounds like they’re all still in it when it starts. They talk about how they first saw the world, how they see it now, and finally how they see Raël.
WATCH RAEL: THE ALIEN PROPHET ON NETFLIX
Antoine Baldassari and Manuel Guillon share directing duties for the four 45-minute episodes. Alexandre Ifi is the writer/creator of the Netflix original series. I adore how they used a combination of new interviews with first-hand testimonies and vintage film to tell this narrative, which spans decades and is still happening.
There are also interviews with a journalist and an American lawyer (from Florida, which should tell plenty). Both appear to believe they made progress. All they did, though, was try to advance their own careers. And in the process, they gave the Raelian Movement the attention they desired.
It was possible for two Canadian female undercover investigative reporters—a journalist and a photographer—to reveal the inner workings of the Raelian Movement! To do this, they were in the movement for nine (9) months.
These cult documentaries always amaze me, but they also make me afraid for other people. The majority of individuals who join cults have previously been trained by “conventional” faiths, which makes it simple for them to accept a new leader, despite the fact that so many people think it could never happen to them.
Also, it may be simpler to accept assistance than to turn it down when someone tries to “help” you through a trying moment. As demonstrated by all fanatical religious and ideological movements, this is frightening yet accurate.
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