Please note that all films listed are 60 minutes unless otherwise indicated.
(Sunday October 14 at 10pm ET/PT on CBC Newsworld)
CAMPAIGN (90 minutes)
Can a candidate with no political experience and no charisma win an election? Perhaps * if he is backed by the political giant, Prime Minister Koizumi and his Liberal Democratic Party (LDP). In the fall of 2005, 40-year-old, self-employed Kazuhiko “Yama-san” Yamauchi’s peaceful, humdrum life was turned upside-down when Koizumi’s LDP party chose him at the last moment as its official candidate to run for a vacant seat on the Kawasaki City Council.
(Monday October 15 at 10pm ET/PT on CBC Newsworld)
IRON LADIES OF LIBERIA
Can the first female Liberian president, backed by other powerful women, bring sustainable democracy and peace to such a devastated country?
Iron Ladies of Liberia gives behind-the-scenes access to President Sirleaf’s first year in government, providing a unique insight into the workings of a newly elected African cabinet.
(Saturday October 13 at 10pm ET/PT on CBC Newsworld)
DARFUR: ON OUR WATCH
A word that has come to mean violence and terror, rape and murder. A killing field that splashes across our headlines. Yet the world stands by as the first genocide of the 21st century unfolds. Now, one of the largest citizen movements in decades is trying to make a difference.
Celebrities are stepping into the void left by the world’s leaders. The American movie star, Mia Farrow lives on “Darfur time” in a desparate race against evil. CBC and PBS Frontline travel with her to the refugee camps that are hell’s waiting room as Farrow struggles to comfort the afflicted and alert the world to their pain.
Discuss this film and watch an excerpt online.
(Saturday October 13 at 11pm ET/PT on CBC Newsworld)
A PERFECT FAKE
Described as “perversely compelling” (Fresh Magazine), A Perfect Fake explores the emerging market of hyper-realistic simulations of real women in the increasingly popular world of cyberspace pornography. De Guerre also introduces viewers to several men in Japan who have taken things to an extreme, with one showing off his collection of over 40 love dolls in an apartment he rents especially for them.