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 Oscar Arias: Without a Shot Fired, the story of one man’s belief in national peace without the need of a military force, premiering November 16, 2018.
DOCUMENTARY SHOWCASE airs Fridays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Scientology Network.
Oscar Arias: Without a Shot Fired, directed by Dawn Gifford Engle, is an extraordinary documentary on the life of the former two-time Costa Rican President, Nobel Peace Prize winner and lifetime human rights activist. It is also a history lesson that begins with the Costa Rican Civil War and continues through the civil wars in Guatemala, El Salvador and Nicaragua. It brings focus to US involvement in the Iran-Contra Affair, profiling Arias’ leadership in laying groundwork for peace, helping to end some of the worst conflicts in Central America.
The director of this engaging film about the Nobel Peace Prize winner is herself a Nobel Peace Prize nominee and runs the NGO PeaceJam, which counts on its board the Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu and 12 other Nobel Prize Laureates. Over the past two decades, more than a million youth around the world have participated in PeaceJam, improving communities globally. In 2005, the former President of the Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev, awarded Engle and her husband the Man of Peace Award for achievement in the field of peace education.
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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.
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