HBO Documentary Series to Look Inside the NXIVM Organization


The series will examine the self-improvement group whose leaders have been charged with sex trafficking and racketeering conspiracy.

Production has begun on a new documentary series from Oscar-nominated, Emmy-winning directors Jehane Noujaim and Karim Amer (The Square, Control Room, following a range of people who joined the self-improvement group NXIVM. The organization has been under siege, with charges including sex trafficking and racketeering conspiracy brought against its highest members, most notably founder Keith Raniere. The series will take a deep, nuanced look at the experiences of its members, spotlighting their universal desire for personal growth, as it seeks to reveal the issues behind the headlines and explore the emotional toll of unfolding events on these individuals.


Jehane Noujaim’s interest in the subject began in 2010 when she took NXIVM’s introductory “Executive Success Program” workshop, providing an illuminating perspective to the media spectacle surrounding this polarized community as it faces federal investigation.

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