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    Tuba Heard ’Round the World in Independent Filmmaker’s Love Letter to New Orleans’ Musical Roots

    The pandemic brought about a deafening silence inside movie theaters the world over. New Orleans-based Independent film producer Nicelle Herrington found a way to keep the sweet sound of New Orleans jazz alive without missing a beat in the award-winning documentary A Tuba to Cuba. 

    NY-Based Documentary Filmmaker Eddie Bailey Reflects on Being an Independent Filmmaker in a World That Needs Positive Stories

    Memphis-born Independent filmmaker Eddie Bailey’s Memphis Majic traces the rise of “Jookin’,” an urban dance born on the streets of Memphis.

    Independent Filmmakers Positively Shine on Documentary Showcase

    Amidst the pandemic, the demand for streaming and television content has surged. Yet, at a time when uplifting content became more necessary than ever, it has become harder than ever for Independent filmmakers to gain access to worldwide audiences.

    Scientology Network to Air Story of Celebrated Humanitarian Charles Mully on Documentary Showcase

    In commemoration of Universal Human Rights Month, observed each December, Scientology Network’s Documentary Showcase is proud to announce its airing of the award-winning documentary Mully.

    Bee Nation, an Inspiring Story of Canadian First Nations Students Empowering Indigenous People, on Documentary Showcase

    Bee Nation shines a spotlight on students as they compete in the first-ever First Nations Spelling Bee in Canada.

    Eat Up. A Crusade to Bring Nutrition Back to School Food on Documentary Showcase

    Directed by Fiona Turner, Eat Up follows entrepreneur and philanthropist Jill Shah on a yearlong mission to reinvent school lunches.

    Saving Sea Turtles Comes to the Rescue on Documentary Showcase

    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.

    Uncommon Allies Team up to Bring Down Crime, Airing on Documentary Showcase

    Uncommon Allies tells the story of Rosalyn Temple, a mother whose son was tragically murdered at the age of 26, who turned her search for justice into a life-changing call to action.

    The Clean Bin Project Explores Our Throwaway Culture with a Zero Waste Competition on Documentary Showcase

    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. 

    A Tuba to Cuba, Award-Winning Musical Odyssey Tracing the Roots of New Orleans Jazz to Havana, Airs on Documentary Showcase

    A Tuba to Cuba follows New Orleans’ famed Preservation Hall Jazz Band as they retrace their musical roots from the storied city of jazz to the shores of Cuba.

    Documentary Showcase Hunts down Human Traffickers in Operation Toussaint

    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.

    Documentary Showcase Is on Point with Getting to the Nutcracker 

    First-time director Serene Meshel-Dillman’s Getting to The Nutcracker follows young dancers through grueling routines as they prepare to perform the Christmas classic.

    Documentary Showcase Casts an Enchanting Spell With The Fantasy Makers

    Scientology Network’s DOCUMENTARY SHOWCASE, the weekly series providing a platform for Independent filmmakers to air films on important social, cultural…

    Documentary Showcase Moves in Step With Memphis Majic

    Filmmaker Eddie Bailey makes his directorial debut with Memphis Majic, deftly juxtaposing the evolution of a dance form born in Memphis against the racially charged sociopolitical environment that engulfs the city.

    Documentary Showcase Saddles up for Inspirational 500 Miles

    500 Miles follows the journey US veterans navigate after coming home from their service. For some, acclimating to life after war is a challenge at best.

    Documentary Showcase Digs up Dirt on GMOs with Modified

    Modified showcases the battle raging over the food we eat. On one side are private citizens who demand the right to know what is in the foods in our stores and how they are produced—from the chemicals they’re sprayed with to their genetically altered components—on the other side are the food and chemical corporations that seek to profit by keeping their controversial practices out of the public eye.

    Documentary Showcase Explores Down Under with Australia: The Wild Top End

    Australia: The Wild Top End is an epic journey through some of the most beautiful landscapes on Earth.

    Documentary Showcase Presents Right Footed—a Testament to the Power of the Human Spirit

    Right Footed is a documentary chronicling the incredibly inspiring story of Jessica Cox, who was born without arms but determined to live a normal life. 

    Documentary Showcase Takes to the Skies with Pioneering Female Pilots in Breaking through the Clouds

    On August 18, 1929, 20 pilots set out to defy conventions and take their place among the pioneers of aviation. Breaking Through the Clouds tells their story.

    Documentary Showcase Presents First Documentary of Desmond Tutu’s Life Story—Children of the Light

    Children of the Light tells the incredible life story of Nobel Peace Prize winner Desmond Tutu. 

    Dogs on the Inside a Win-Win Tale for Prisoners and Pups Airs on Documentary Showcase

    Co-directed by Breen Cunningham and Douglas Seirup, this award-winning documentary tells the emotional story of the strong bonds that are formed between inmates of a correctional facility and the rescued stray dogs they help train to prepare them for potential adoption.

    Documentary Showcase Takes Stand to Save the Pristine Waterways of British Columbia’s West Coast

    Stand presents the story of Norm Hann, a paddleboarder who sets out to thwart a proposed oil pipeline that poses a threat to the pristine waterways and lush rainforests of British Columbia.

    Documentary Showcase Travels on the Road to Peace with the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet

    Road to Peace captures a day in the life of the Dalai Lama on his final tour of the United Kingdom before stepping down as the exiled political leader of Tibet. 

    Unbranded: Documentary Showcase Treks Across the Old West With Unbranded, A Tribute to the Intelligence and Resiliency of Wild Mustangs

    Unbranded follows four young cowboys who ride wild mustangs from the Mexico border to Canada, through 3,000 miles of the wildest terrain of the American West—all in hopes of raising awareness for the plight of America’s burgeoning wild mustang population.

    Easy Like Water, Bangladesh Floating Schools and Climate Change on Documentary Showcase

    Bangladesh is already facing permanent geographical alterations due to climate change.

    A New Color: A Great-Grandmother’s Art Speaks to Social Injustice on Documentary Showcase

    The travels and conversations of artist, educator, activist and great-grandmother Edythe “Edy” Boone were filmed by documentarian Marlene “Mo” Morris in an exploration of the artist’s life and passions.

    The Rescuers, Survivors of the Nazi Death Camps, Premiering on Documentary Showcase

    A young Rwandan anti-genocide activist and a renowned Holocaust historian teamed up to travel across 15 countries and 3 continents, interviewing survivors and descendants of 13 diplomats who, during World War II, helped rescue tens of thousands of Jewish people from Nazi death camps.

    Humpback Whales, the Award-Winning IMAX Film Premiering on Documentary Showcase

    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.

    Sacred Stage: The Mariinsky Theater a Love Letter to a Russian Theater on Documentary Showcase

    Director Joshua Waletzky explores the Mariinsky Theater, which since 1860 has been home to some of mankind’s finest creations in music and dance.

    The Kids Menu Exploring Healthy Alternatives to Childhood Obesity on Documentary Showcase

    The Kids Menu takes a deadly serious topic and covers it in a playful, high-spirited manner. The documentary incorporates animation to bring home the message that healthful eating can be fun.

    Letters from Generation Rx, Family Tragedies Mark the Dark Side of the Pseudo-Science of Psychiatric Drugs on Documentary Showcase

    Letters from Generation Rx, narrated by Academy Award-winning actress Tilda Swinton, presents these personal stories and reveals the latest research on effects of anti-depressants on the brain.

    Nicky’s Family, a Documentary on the Rescue of 600 Children From the Hands of the Nazis, on Documentary Showcase

    Now dubbed “Britain’s Schindler,” Sir Nicholas “Nicky” Winton saw children facing certain death at the hands of the Nazi regime on the eve of World War II in 1939.

    Pictures from a Hiroshima Schoolyard, a Heart-Rending Story of Survivors Reunited with Their Childhood Artwork Premieres on Documentary Showcase

    This documentary tells the improbable story of drawings created by Japanese children shortly after the devastating 1945 atomic bomb blast at Hiroshima.

    Men in the Arena, A Moving Film About Youth Who Overcome the Ruins of War in Somalia, Airs on Documentary Showcase

    Filmmaker J.R. Biersmith’s award-winning film, Men in the Arena, is the story of two Somalian teenagers, Saadiq and Sa’ad, bound by friendship and a dream to inspire youth in Somalia through soccer.

    Documentary Showcase Premieres The Empowerment Project: Ordinary Women Doing Extraordinary Things

    When documentarian Sarah Moshman saw a shortage of inspiring stories about real women achieving success in their fields, she decided to do something about it.