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    January 3, 2020

    SAVING SEA TURTLES COMES TO THE RESCUE 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 the award-winning documentary Saving Sea Turtles: Preventing Extinction on January 3, 2020.

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

    Saving Sea Turtles: Preventing Extinction tells the story of a community pulling together to rescue sea turtles stranded and virtually lifeless on the freezing beaches of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Each year, it’s a race against time to transport the turtles back to their native habitat in the Gulf of Mexico before they succumb to the northern winter.

    Co-directed by Michele Gomes and Jennifer Ting, the feature-length film focuses on the plight of Kemps Ridley sea turtles driven to the brink of extinction. As a consequence of industrial development, over the last decade the number of sea turtles cold-stunned and stranded on the eastern seaboard has steadily increased. The annual rescue effort involves people from 10 states and 21 institutions across the US and Mexico. And, as showcased in the film, this operation may constitute the largest airlift of an endangered species anywhere in the world. The inspiring documentary chronicles how people from different cultures unite for the greater good of saving a species from extinction.

    Saving Sea Turtles is the winner of the Best Environmental Feature Award at the Chesapeake Film Festival and the Green Spark Award at the American Conservation Film Festival.

    ABOUT MICHELE GOMES & JENNIFER TING

    Michele Gomes and Jennifer Ting co-founded InterChange Media Art Productions, an award-winning, women-owned video production company. Their work as filmmakers has been featured on the National Geographic Channel, PBS, shown at the United Nations and in IMAX theaters. Their work showcases important social issues on topics such as the environment, food justice, education, health and current political issues.

    Saving Sea Turtles Comes to the Rescue on Documentary Showcase
    Saving Sea Turtles Comes to the Rescue on Documentary Showcase


    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.

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

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