CBC Docs this Weekend: ‘Can We Save Planet Earth’?

I would like to draw attention to a couple of good documentaries on CBC Newsworld this weekend.

Please note that all films listed are 60 minutes unless otherwise indicated.



(Saturday March 31 at 10pm ET/PT on CBC Newsworld)


Crazy Eights is an intimate look at the life of the Canadian soldier at war in the dusty and dangerous region of southern Afghanistan. The Royal Canadian Regiment Charles Company Eight Platoon-The Crazy Eights-have suffered more than any platoon in the war, sustaining casualties in both Operation Medusa and a friendly fire attack over Labour Day weekend. A crew spent a month in Afghanistan with The Crazy Eights, hunkered down in dust- filled trenches while the platoon struggled to rebuild a war-ravaged nation.

Watch an excerpt online.



(Monday April 2 at 10pm ET/PT on CBC Newsworld)


Of the hottest years on record, nine out of ten have occurred since 1990. Thousands of plant and animal species are already on life support.

Hurricanes, floods, droughts, heat waves and forest fires are happening with more regularity and intensity than ever before. And in a matter of decades, some coastal communities could be entirely under water. All because of global warming. All because of the choices we make every day.

Legendary UK broadcaster Sir David Attenborough says we’ve reached a tipping point and that we must act now to save our planet.

Discuss this film online.



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