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Leah Remini Wins IDA’s New Truth to Power Award for Scientology Series

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  1. Leah Remini Wins IDA’s New Truth to Power Award for Scientology Series.

    The Wrap: Leah Remini Wins IDA’s New Truth to Power Award for Scientology Series

    https://www.thewrap.com/leah-reminis-scientology-series-wins-idas-new-truth-to-power-award/


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    Leah Remini will be the first recipient of the new Truth to Power Award for her A&E documentary series “Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath,” the International Documentary Association announced on Tuesday.

    The award will be given to Remini at the 35th annual IDA Documentary Awards, which will take place on Saturday, Dec. 7 on the Paramount Studios lot.

    The Truth to Power Award, IDA executive director Simon Kilmurry said in a statement, was created “to honor those who show immense bravery in holding the powerful to account regardless of the consequences. We are thrilled to honor Leah Remini who, for the past three seasons in ‘Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath,’ stood strong in the face of untold backlash, harassment and personal attacks as she exposed the truth behind Scientology.”

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  2. Leah Remini to Be Honored at IDA Doc Awards.

    Hollywood Reporter: Leah Remini to Be Honored at IDA Doc Awards

    https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/leah-remini-be-honored-at-ida-doc-awards-1256195​​​

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    Leah Remini will be honored by the International Documentary Association for her work exposing "the truth behind Scientology" through her A&E documentary series Scientology and the Aftermath.

    Remini, who will be recognized at the 2019 IDA Documentary Awards, created, produced and hosted the Emmy Award-winning series, which recently ended after three seasons.

    “This year, the IDA launches the new Truth to Power Award to honor those who show immense bravery in holding the powerful to account regardless of the consequences,” IDA executive director Simon Kilmurry said in a statement. “We are thrilled to honor Leah Remini who, for the past three seasons in Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath, stood strong in the face of untold backlash, harassment and personal attacks as she exposed the truth behind Scientology. IDA honors Leah for her unflinching bravery.”

    Remini added, “I am extremely honored to be the inaugural recipient of the Truth to Power Award and I thank the IDA for recognizing our work on The Aftermath. It’s really the courageous contributors who have appeared on three seasons of Scientology and the Aftermath who are the brave ones. To hold powerful people and organizations accountable is not easy and we’ve faced many challenges along the way. Receiving this award strengthens our resolve to continue the fight and encourages us to continue to hold those corrupt organizations accountable for their ongoing abusive practices. I share this honor with our brave contributors who, despite ongoing risk and repercussion, spoke out and told their stories and continue to speak truth to power.”

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  3. Leah Remini interviewed by Documentary Magazine.

    Truth to Power Award: Leah Remini on Leaving and Confronting Scientology.

    https://www.documentary.org/online-...ah-remini-leaving-and-confronting-scientology

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    The Truth to Power Award, a new addition to the IDA Documentary Awards roster, recognizes an individual or institution that has shown conspicuous fortitude, tenacity and resoluteness in holding those in power to account. This inaugural honor goes to actor/producer/author Leah Remini, who, as an outspoken critic of the Church of Scientology, of which she was formerly a member, has been subjected to a withering series of attacks—from online trolling to death threats—from the Church.

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    DOCUMENTARY: You left The Church of Scientology in 2013. How long were you thinking of leaving?

    LEAH REMINI: Six years. It took me that long because I was indoctrinated in Scientology as a child by my parents. You're raised with a cult mentality that whatever's being disseminated in the public are lies and that the people who are speaking out against Scientology are criminals. You're not allowed to reach out to those people who were speaking out because if you do, you will be expelled [from the church]. You will be shunned and you will get a "Fair Gamed," which is Scientology's policy on how to attack and discredit people from speaking the truth about what happened to them as a member of Scientology.

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