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    December 20, 2019

    THE CLEAN BIN PROJECT EXPLORES
    OUR THROWAWAY CULTURE WITH
    A ZERO WASTE COMPETITION 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 The Clean Bin Project.

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

    The Clean Bin Project chronicles a yearlong competition between partners and filmmakers Jen Rustemeyer and Grant Baldwin to determine which one of them can get closest to “zero waste” living. Sprung from an idea to simply stop creating garbage, the film presents a sobering look at our throwaway society.

    Rustemeyer and Baldwin present the serious topic of waste reduction with optimism, humor and inspiration for individual action. Featuring interviews with renowned artist and TED lecturer Chris Jordan and marine pollution expert Captain Charles Moore, the lighthearted but impactful examination into Western consumerism poses the questions: “Is it possible to live completely waste free?” and “What are the ultimate consequences to the ecosystem and ourselves if we simply continue consuming at our present rate?”

    The Clean Bin Project is the winner of numerous awards, including the Audience Choice Award at the Reel Earth Film Festival and Grand Prize Best of Show at the Filmshift Festival.

    ABOUT JEN RUSTEMEYER & GRANT BALDWIN

    The Clean Bin Project filmmaker Jen Rustemeyer

    Jen Rustemeyer is based in Vancouver, Canada. Since The Clean Bin Project, she wrote and produced the documentaries This Mountain Life and Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story. Jen works primarily with her partner and The Clean Bin Project director, Grant Baldwin, under the banner of Peg Leg Films. Grant is a musician by training and by trade. The Clean Bin Project is his first feature film behind the camera.


    The Clean Bin Project filmmaker Jen Rustemeyer
    The Clean Bin Project filmmaker Jen Rustemeyer
    The Clean Bin Project filmmaker Jen Rustemeyer


    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