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    December 6, 2019

    DOCUMENTARY SHOWCASE
    HUNTS DOWN HUMAN TRAFFICKERS IN OPERATION TOUSSAINT

    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 the award-winning documentary Operation Toussaint on December 6, 2019.

    DOCUMENTARY SHOWCASE airs Fridays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Scientology Network.

    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.

    After an investigation exposed Ballard to the underbelly of the child sex trade, he left his comfortable government job to dedicate his life to the fight against human trafficking. Ballard created the organization Operation Underground Railroad (O.U.R.), recruiting other like-minded special forces operatives to join him in this crusade. Operation Toussaint follows Ballard and his team on an undercover mission to Haiti as they pursue a ring of sex traffickers and bring them to justice. To date, Operation Underground Railroad’s missions have led to the arrests of hundreds of human traffickers around the world and have rescued over 1,000 victims of human trafficking.

    ABOUT NICK NANTON

    Nick Nanton is an 11-time Emmy Award-winning director/producer and has directed over 40 documentaries. His current series, Masters of Success, features legends in the world of business, entrepreneurship, personal development, technology and sports.

    ABOUT RAMY ROMANY

    Before the age of 20, Ramy Romany, a native of Cairo, Egypt, currently living in Los Angeles, produced, directed, filmed and was featured in over 100 documentaries on Ancient Egypt for a variety of international networks, including Discovery, History and National Geographic. Ramy was nominated for two Emmy Awards for his cinematography and won an Emmy for Best Cinematography for his work on Visioneer.

    ABOUT DOCUMENTARY SHOWCASE

    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.


    The Scientology Network debuted on March 12, 2018. Since launching, the Scientology Network has been viewed in 240 countries and territories worldwide in 17 languages. Satisfying the curiosity of people about Scientology, the network takes viewers across six continents, spotlighting the everyday lives of Scientologists; showing the Church as a global organization; and presenting its social betterment programs that have touched the lives of millions worldwide. The network also showcases documentaries by Independent filmmakers who represent a cross section of cultures and faiths, but share a common purpose of uplifting communities.

    Broadcast from Scientology Media Productions, the Church’s global media center in Los Angeles, the Scientology Network can be streamed at scientology.tv and is available through satellite television, mobile apps and via the Roku, Amazon Fire and Apple TV platforms.

    CONTACT:
    Media Relations
    (323) 960-3500
    mediarelations@churchofscientology.net

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