The Clearing on Disney+: Kate Mulvany and Hazem Shammas talk cults and lies

The gripping adaptation of JP Pomare's thriller, set in Victoria, also stars Miranda Otto and Guy Pearce.

For two terrifying decades, glamorous yoga guru Anne Hamilton-Byrne ruled with an iron fist over the stolen children she sequestered away in a tree-shrouded country Victoria mansion outside of Melbourne as acolytes of her doomsday cult, The Family.

Abusing slack adoption practices and the cult members in her thrall, she collected her coterie of children whose hair was shorn into a sharp, bleach-blonde bob to match her luminous locks. Bending and breaking their tender young minds, she cut them down to size mentally and physically to worship her at all costs.

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