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Exclusive clip: Investigation Discovery’s “Sugar Town”

Discovery’s mystery and suspense network Investigation Discovery has slated the true crime documentary Sugar Town from Stephen David Entertainment for an early-August launch. Directed by Shan Nicholson, the two-hour doc will ...
August 3, 2018

Discovery’s mystery and suspense network Investigation Discovery has slated the true crime documentary Sugar Town from Stephen David Entertainment for an early-August launch.

Directed by Shan Nicholson, the two-hour doc will investigate the suspicious circumstances surrounding the death of 22-year-old Victor White III (pictured) on March 2, 2014, who was fatally shot in the back of a police cruiser while being taken to the station. Law enforcement officials, however, allege that White shot himself in the chest while in custody in the back of a patrol car, despite his hands being handcuffed behind his back at the time.

Set in the backdrop of New Iberia, Louisiana, a town built on sugar cane production and brimming with racial tensions, Sugar Town reveals a larger story about power, corruption and racial injustice with Iberia Parish Sheriff Louis Ackal at its center.

The one-off film will feature exclusive access to the White family as undergo their search for justice following their son’s suspicious death. In addition, the doc will also provide interviews with key members of the New Iberian community, including local radio host Tony Brown, The Daily Iberian journalist Dwayne Fatheree, and local activist Donald Broussard, among others.

Stephen David Entertainment’s Stephen David and Tim W. Kelly are executive producers, with Jonathan Soule co-executive producing. For Investigation Discovery, Pamela Deutsch is executive producer.

Sugar Town premieres Aug. 6 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Investigation Discovery.

In the clip below, Reverend White recounts how he saw his son after finding out he was dead, the resistance he met, and reading him his last rites.

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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