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December 3, 2018

HUMPBACK WHALES, THE AWARD-WINNING IMAX FILM PREMIERING ON DOCUMENTARY SHOWCASE 

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 Humpback Whales, a beautiful journey into the world of these amazing mammals, narrated by two-time Golden Globe nominee Ewan McGregor, premiering December 7, 2018.

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

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.

This extraordinary award-winning documentary, shot on 70mm IMAX film, travels inside the world of these gracious giants and gives an up-close look at how these 55-foot, 50-ton creatures communicate, feed, play, take care of their young—and why they sing.

ABOUT GREG MACGILLIVRAY

Director Greg MacGillivray made To Fly!—his first IMAX theatre film—in 1976, and has been making award-winning films for over 40 years. He has been honored as a documentary filmmaker for his contribution to science education, and won the Lifetime Achievement Award at the New York Festivals Television & Film Awards. He continues to produce and direct award-winning films.

MacGillivray has shot more 70mm film than anyone in cinema history and has received two Academy Award nominations for Best Documentary Short Subject for The Living Sea and Dolphins. Humpback Whales is a visually breathtaking film that has been shown in IMAX theatres around the world.


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.


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