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Costa Rica is the picture of idyllic natural beauty. But beneath the surface, it’s a land of unnatural suffering, with nearly a quarter of the population in poverty and children as young as five sold into human trafficking.
Heavy chemical pesticides and synthetic fertilizers are leaving a devastating wake of barren farmlands. But agricultural engineer Peter Vajda has committed his life’s work to rehabilitating the natural process.
Directed by Fiona Turner, Eat Up follows entrepreneur and philanthropist Jill Shah on a yearlong mission to reinvent school lunches.
Husband-and-wife activists Bernd Trepping and Nicola Cramer courageously take on the powerful vested interests of the psychiatric industry in the country where it all began, exposing its past crimes to stem its present-day corruption.
Jim Johnson, founder of MrJims.Pizza, a popular pizza chain operating across the US, serves up a slice-of-life story of his path to success.
Chie Mihara built her popular global shoe brand with a simple philosophy—take the seriousness out of fashion.
Cross the iconic Golden Gate Bridge and enter a city born from the Gold Rush of the 1840s and sustained from the Tech Rush of the new millennium—San Francisco.
The Clean Bin Project chronicles a yearlong competition between partners and filmmakers Jen Rustemeyer and Grant Baldwin to determine which one of them can get closest to “zero waste” living.
In the Philippines, meth is one of the most commonly abused drugs. And with dealers working finance deals with their addicts, it is easier to buy drugs than a burger.
For over two decades, the people of The Gambia suffered under a brutal dictatorship. In the year 2000, government soldiers fired live ammunition into a crowd of student protestors, ending a dozen young lives.
Bayou Bennett and Daniel Lir are a husband and wife filmmaking team who use the power of film to create stories that have a positive impact on society.
A Tuba to Cuba follows New Orleans’ famed Preservation Hall Jazz Band as they retrace their musical roots from the storied city of jazz to the shores of Cuba.
For nearly 30 years, civil war has torn Sri Lanka apart, driven by religious factions intolerant of one another.
Claude Racine and Noah Valinsky are the force behind Cloah Movement, an avant-garde choreography and creative directing team in Los Angeles.
Co-directed by Nick Nanton and Ramy Romany and featuring former special agent for the US Department of Homeland Security Tim Ballard, Operation Toussaint chronicles the undercover activities of an elite team of former US law enforcement officers whose sole mission is to track down human traffickers and put an end to child prostitution.
If Colombia gained ground in its war on drugs by breaking up the cartels, it lost its battle to stop drug abuse amongst its own people.
Christy Lee Rogers creates breathtakingly beautiful photographic works of art using a novel underwater technique.
Tokyo is a city of contrasts. Renowned for reverence to ancient traditions, it also shows devotion to technology as the world’s most future-forward metropolis.
First-time director Serene Meshel-Dillman’s Getting to The Nutcracker follows young dancers through grueling routines as they prepare to perform the Christmas classic.
Masao Oyaizu and Yuki Mori are on a mission to preserve and share a cherished part of Japanese culture—the tradition of green tea.
Scientology Network’s DOCUMENTARY SHOWCASE, the weekly series providing a platform for Independent filmmakers to air films on important social, cultural…
Twenty-first-century Mexico has become a killing field—clocking nearly a hundred murders every day.
Peter and Helena Storfer are the husband and wife entrepreneurs behind Knusperstube, Austria’s hottest bakery.
Filmmaker Eddie Bailey makes his directorial debut with Memphis Majic, deftly juxtaposing the evolution of a dance form born in Memphis against the racially charged sociopolitical environment that engulfs the city.
In Florida, 22 people are forcibly committed every hour. It’s all part of a scheme taking advantage of the vagaries of the law that contributes to $165 million in fraudulent Medicaid billing in a single year.
John Chan is an entrepreneur and preeminent restoration expert who took a struggling concern to the pinnacle of the roofing and restoration industry.
It is a city known for its food carts, craft breweries and its coffee—Portland, Oregon. Found at the end of the Oregon Trail, this hipster haven is ensconced in the lush surroundings of the Willamette Valley.
In Kenya, the number of drug abusers stands at nearly 5 million. All of which has plunged the nation into crisis, with more than 1,400 crimes committed every week.
500 Miles follows the journey US veterans navigate after coming home from their service. For some, acclimating to life after war is a challenge at best.
George Kalajian literally wrote the book on pleating—an art that dates back to the Egyptian pharaohs and is today used by some of the world’s hottest fashion designers.
Modified showcases the battle raging over the food we eat. On one side are private citizens who demand the right to know what is in the foods in our stores and how they are produced—from the chemicals they’re sprayed with to their genetically altered components—on the other side are the food and chemical corporations that seek to profit by keeping their controversial practices out of the public eye.
In Washington, DC, the murder rate escalated 38 percent in a single year, equating to 5 killings every single week in one of the city’s worst wards.
Captain Mike Lindgren is an expert navigator and respected skipper of the Seven Seas, a 90-foot commercial fishing vessel that plies the Alaskan and Canadian Coast.
Birmingham, the second most populous city in the United Kingdom, is celebrated both for its medieval heritage and its role in launching the Industrial Revolution in the late 18th century.
Los Angeles. With over 700,000 drug users, 6 of whom die every day, it’s no revelation that it’s officially classified as a “high-intensity drug zone.”
Australia: The Wild Top End is an epic journey through some of the most beautiful landscapes on Earth.
Tom Rigdon’s thriving studio is in the high-tech heart of Silicon Valley, yet this master craftsman employs a technology more than a thousand years old.
One of the largest metropolitan areas on the planet and the oldest capital city in the Americas, Mexico City is a fascinating mix of ancient roots, colonial influence and cosmopolitan culture.
Scientology Network’s INSIDE SCIENTOLOGY, the exclusive series that provides unprecedented access to the facilities and behind-the-scenes operation of the Church of Scientology, announces a new episode, Inside Scientology: Saint Hill, featuring Scientology’s worldwide spiritual headquarters on Monday, October 21.
Right Footed is a documentary chronicling the incredibly inspiring story of Jessica Cox, who was born without arms but determined to live a normal life.
Michele Henderson is an award-winning singer-songwriter hailing from the island of Dominica in the West Indies.
Scientology Network’s VOICES FOR HUMANITY, the weekly series presenting heroic change makers from a variety of faiths, cultures and nations, working to uplift their communities.
On August 18, 1929, 20 pilots set out to defy conventions and take their place among the pioneers of aviation. Breaking Through the Clouds tells their story.
María Lara, named one of the most beautiful artists in Colombia, gained international fame as a model and actress, appearing in some of the highest-rated shows in television history.
At the urging of a business associate, Greg Kingdon walked into a copper mine in Australia one day and mining companies around the world have been benefiting ever since.
Children of the Light tells the incredible life story of Nobel Peace Prize winner Desmond Tutu.
Twenty-two percent of foster children in California are prescribed powerful, mind-altering anti-psychotic drugs.
Yoshikawa Wright grew up living and traveling through the US, Europe and Japan. These experiences exposed him to a wide variety of cultures and art.
The Love River winds through this city of ancient tradition and 21st-century innovation, a city built on the foundation of Confucianism—Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
When endemic human rights abuses threatened 5,000 years of Chinese culture, Taiwan native Simone Hsu began a movement to bring human rights back to Asia.
The Tournament of Roses and the Rose Bowl are world famous. In fact, this New Year’s Day tradition is synonymous with the Ball Drop of Times Square.
Co-directed by Breen Cunningham and Douglas Seirup, this award-winning documentary tells the emotional story of the strong bonds that are formed between inmates of a correctional facility and the rescued stray dogs they help train to prepare them for potential adoption.
In the 1990s, Gray Levett started a revolution … in retail. He shook up the world of photography with a novel idea that others told him was sure to fail.
Stand presents the story of Norm Hann, a paddleboarder who sets out to thwart a proposed oil pipeline that poses a threat to the pristine waterways and lush rainforests of British Columbia.
Dublin, Ireland, is a thousand-year-old city, famed for its poets and writers, its traditional dance and its welcoming spirit making anyone feel at home.
Christoph Roth is an award-winning visual effects artist and producer whose work has appeared in some of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters.
It is the city of Hans Christian Andersen—and the birthplace of some of the world’s most beloved fairy tales. Originally a small fishing village established by the Vikings, today Copenhagen—Denmark’s capital city—is one of the world’s premier tourist destinations.
By the time he was 15 years old, Darren Tessitore attended a succession of funerals for close friends—seven in all—who lost their lives to drug-related causes.
Miami, Florida. A tropical paradise unlike any other, it is a sultry melting pot of many different customs and cultures, spiced with a lot of Latin heat.
For Mike King, a day at the office may mean dangling from ropes 30 stories high to see to it that the skyscrapers in Sydney, Australia, are in tip-top shape.
Road to Peace captures a day in the life of the Dalai Lama on his final tour of the United Kingdom before stepping down as the exiled political leader of Tibet.
In Denmark, a country with a rich literary tradition and the homeland of some of the world’s most beloved writers and poets, a study showed an estimated 700,000 citizens were functionally illiterate.
Unbranded follows four young cowboys who ride wild mustangs from the Mexico border to Canada, through 3,000 miles of the wildest terrain of the American West—all in hopes of raising awareness for the plight of America’s burgeoning wild mustang population.
The Dominican Republic is plagued by societal challenges—much of which stem from the breakdown of moral values and its attendant breakup of the family unit.
David Kitchens moved from Texas to Los Angeles with dreams of becoming a successful musician.
As a struggling artist, Mercedes Austin dreamed of earning a living from her artistic creations. Then, happening upon a ceramic tile studio, she discovered an art form that would change the course of her life.
Scientology Network premieres its third season at 8 p.m. on Monday, April 8 (check scientology.tv/season3 for the day/time in your local time zone) with more than 60 new episodes of programming showing every aspect of the world’s youngest major religion and its global humanitarian mission.
As a boy, Lars Najbjerg always knew he was destined to take to the skies.
Bangladesh is already facing permanent geographical alterations due to climate change.
Malaysia may be one of the world’s toughest countries when it comes to drugs. Owing to its proximity to the “Golden Triangle” of Burma, Laos and Thailand…
The travels and conversations of artist, educator, activist and great-grandmother Edythe “Edy” Boone were filmed by documentarian Marlene “Mo” Morris in an exploration of the artist’s life and passions.
Every year, Pam Ryan-Anderson works to create a Winter Wonderland—complete with “snow”—in the Sunshine State.
A young Rwandan anti-genocide activist and a renowned Holocaust historian teamed up to travel across 15 countries and three continents, interviewing survivors and descendants of 13 diplomats who, during World War II, helped rescue tens of thousands of Jewish people from Nazi death camps.
In the third busiest hub for child sex trafficking in the U.S., Christopher King is called “The Gentleman of Tampa.”
Charismatic and ultra-competitive, Evgeny Raev’s dazzling footwork and sizzling moves have earned him award after award in Latin-style ballroom dancing.
The disturbing reality of “medical kidnapping” is a threat to every child in America.
From the top of her bridge to the depths of her engine room, the Freewinds is a ship powered by purpose: to help create a better world.
Humpback Whales, created by director Greg MacGillivray, follows the majestic creatures in the waters off Hawaii, Alaska and Tonga in the South Pacific, where the population had diminished to about 250 remaining humpbacks, before hunting was banned there in the 1970s.
Known among her crew simply as “Boss Lady,” Stacy Sass operates a family business—fabricating steel for infrastructure projects across America.
At the intersection of Sunset Boulevard and L. Ron Hubbard Way in Hollywood, you’ll find one of the most recognizable Churches of Scientology in the world.
For generations it’s been the cultural hub of African-American and Caribbean life in the United States.
Director Joshua Waletzky explores the Mariinsky Theater, which since 1860 has been home to some of mankind’s finest creations in music and dance.
Bob Salerno is one of the pioneers of freestyle skiing. Performing breathtaking aerial stunts and daredevil jumps brought him fame, world championships and led to his induction into the US Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame.
A stone’s throw away from St. Paul’s Cathedral, in the center of the City of London, there’s another historic building of religious importance—the Church of Scientology London.
The Kids Menu takes a deadly serious topic and covers it in a playful, high-spirited manner. The documentary incorporates animation to bring home the message that healthful eating can be fun.
Janice Storey and other residents of a small coastal town, sitting on a major drug trafficking route, take action.
Drs. Rick and Vikki Petersen are a husband-and-wife team who have pioneered an integrative approach to medicine, going to the root causes of complex health problems.
Scientology Network’s INSIDE SCIENTOLOGY, the exclusive series that provides unprecedented access to the facilities and behind-the-scenes operations of…
With the number of drug addicts in India nearing 70 million, Vasu Yajnik-Setia spearheads a movement to combat the country-wide culture of drug use.
Landscape designer, Terry Morrill, drifted from business to business, until he found his life’s purpose, creating exquisite natural sanctuaries.
Bridge Publications was established for one purpose: to make these materials available to anyone, anywhere and in their native language.
Letters from Generation Rx, narrated by Academy Award-winning actress Tilda Swinton, presents these personal stories and reveals the latest research on effects of anti-depressants on the brain.
It’s one of the most dangerous countries in the world with the third-largest youth population. Thirty-four percent of the people cannot read or write.
Harry “Doc” Wong is a Bay Area motorcycle-riding chiropractor who’s attained celebrity status among motorcycle enthusiasts as the man who turned his passion for riding blazing-fast motorcycles into a series of courses that have equipped thousands with the necessary skills to ride safely.
Melbourne is one of the world’s most culturally diverse cities. It is also a city known for its coffee, food and as the sporting capital of the world. In Melbourne, sport is a religion that crosses all cultures and faiths.
In this episode, INSIDE SCIENTOLOGY travels to the spiritual headquarters of the Church of Scientology in Clearwater, Florida.
Now dubbed “Britain’s Schindler,” Sir Nicholas “Nicky” Winton saw children facing certain death at the hands of the Nazi regime on the eve of World War II in 1939.
In a country with a history of corruption, drug abuse, crime, violence and terrorism, business strategy consultant Jorge De Tagle sees a solution after reading the book The Way to Happiness.
Benjamin Nagengast is living his dream by helping people have fun. From zip-lining to tree-hopping to paintballing, the young entrepreneur has turned his passion for play and adventure into a successful business.
Formerly vast swaths of citrus orchards and old Hollywood movie sets, today the San Fernando Valley has morphed into a land of aerospace pioneers, global entertainment giants and diverse, growing communities.
Scientology’s humanitarian programs have reached more than half a billion people around the world.
This documentary tells the improbable story of drawings created by Japanese children shortly after the devastating 1945 atomic bomb blast at Hiroshima.
Over 190 billion dollars are spent every year in the U.S. on mental health. Seventeen million American children have been determined to be mentally ill.
Hailing from the land of the pyramids and journeying to the pinnacle of musical success, Hossam Ramzy is one of the world’s greatest percussionists, performing with the likes of Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and Peter Gabriel.
Filmmaker J.R. Biersmith’s award-winning film, Men in the Arena, is the story of two Somalian teenagers, Saadiq and Sa’ad, bound by friendship and a dream to inspire youth in Somalia through soccer.
Actress and model Sheena Chohan courageously uses her fame to raise awareness and fight for human rights in South Asia.
Giulia Bartolini is an Italian water polo champ, but when she first dove into the sport, coaches told her she wasn’t cut out for the extremely demanding game.
Minnesota’s crime rate is 88% higher than the national average. Nearly half the homeless population in the state is under 21.
Aaron Kyro has combined his dual passions of skateboarding and filmmaking to become an internet sensation.
When documentarian Sarah Moshman saw a shortage of inspiring stories about real women achieving success in their fields, she decided to do something about it.
The Scientology Network begins a bold new chapter with the debut of its second season at 8 p.m. on Monday, October 8 with more than 60 new episodes of programming showing every aspect of the world’s youngest major religion and its global humanitarian mission.
The Church of Scientology has launched its own television channel—the Scientology Network.