Scientology Network’s DOCUMENTARY SHOWCASE, the weekly series providing a platform for Independent filmmakers to air films on important social, cultural and environmental issues, presents Stand, the dramatic story of grass-roots activism aimed at preserving the culture and beauty of British Columbia, on July 26.
DOCUMENTARY SHOWCASE premieres Fridays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Scientology Network.
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.
Through stunning photography, co-directors Anthony Bonello and Nicolas Teichrob take viewers on a journey along the coastline of western British Columbia, a place of immense beauty, unspoiled ecosystems and a way of life for BC’s indigenous people. Through it all, the filmmakers document one man’s effort to save the region from being forever lost to Big Oil’s attempts to rake in big bucks. Stand demonstrates the power of the individual in building a grass-roots protest movement and winning against all odds.
Stand received multiple awards for Best Film in festivals around the world, including Movie of the Year (SUP Magazine Awards) and Best Environmental Conservation Film (CMS Vataravan, New Delhi, India).
Filmmaker Anthony Bonello is a passionate skier, climber and surfer who has used these pursuits to challenge himself and explore the world. In 2009, he founded b4apres Media and independently directed and produced the documentary Azadi: Freedom and co-directed Stand, both of which won numerous awards and screened in over 30 countries. He later joined Switchback Entertainment as a producer and editor on the feature-length documentary, Snowman. Bonello is also a published freelance writer and photographer.
Nicolas Teichrob is an award-winning photographer and filmmaker from British Columbia, Canada. His photos have been published internationally in skiing, biking and surfing media outlets.
In addition to co-directing Stand, Nicolas is the co-founder of Dendrite Studios, a multi-award-winning film production company focusing on outdoor adventure.
Fundamental to Scientology is a humanitarian mission that extends to some 200 nations with programs for human rights, human decency, literacy, morality, drug prevention and disaster relief. For this reason, the Scientology Network provides a platform for Independent filmmakers who embrace a vision of building a better world.
DOCUMENTARY SHOWCASE debuts films weekly from award-winning Independent filmmakers whose goal is to improve society by raising awareness of social, cultural and environmental issues.
For more information, visit scientology.tv/docs.
Stay tuned to the Scientology Network.
Bee Nation shines a spotlight on students as they compete in the first-ever First Nations Spelling Bee in Canada.
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.