CBC’s upcoming documentaries are highlighted in this latest Docs Newsletter:
THE DOCS NEWSLETTER
Welcome to our Docs newsletter. Here’s a list of online features you can visit now, and a peek at what’s coming up on CBC-TV and CBC Newsworld over the next few days.
____________________________________________________WATCH ONLINE: BAD DAY AT BARRHEAD
Three years have passed since four young Mounties were cut down by cop-hater James Roszko on his farm in rural Alberta. Soon after those murders, the fifth estate began to investigate what really happened. The result of that investigation, ‘A Hail of Bullets’, raised troubling questions about how the RCMP policed Roszko and what could have been done to prevent those tragic killings. And even though two young local men were arrested this year and charged with four counts of first-degree murder, their role in the murder of the Mounties is far from clear. Linden MacIntyre and a fifth estate team pick up their investigation to report on what has happened since those dark days and try to find out why there are still no answers to some very basic and serious questions.
Repeating Friday February 29 at 10pm ET/PT on CBC Newsworld & Sunday March 2 at 11pm on CBC-TV
ONLINE SERIES: EMBRACING CANADA
The Singhs hail from Mumbai, India, City of Dreams. The family waited six and a half years to immigrate to Canada. They settled in Burnaby, British Columbia. The road to Canada was long and challenging, but their hope for a better life brought them here. Radio Canada International followed the family in India before their departure and again upon their arrival to Canada. Watch a new episode every week for twenty weeks and see what it is like to pick everything up and come to a new land.http://rciviva.ca/rci/jaup-inde/en/index.asp
THIS WEEKEND (all programs are 60 minutes unless otherwise noted)PREMIERING PROGRAMS
PASSIONATE EYE Sunday
(Sunday March 2 at 10pm ET/PT on CBCNewsworld)CITIZEN BLACK (120 minutes)
A filmmaker follows Conrad Black during two of his most tumultuous years in business as he falls from grace and slowly loses his empire. This humorous, revealing and off-beat profile is a modern day true-life story of our own Charles Foster Kane: Conrad Moffat Black.While the fictional press baron Kane was modeled on William Randolph Hearst in Orson Welles’ classic Citizen Kane, Citizen Black looks at the world’s largest, most influential, contentious and colourful publishers as his business starts to unravel.Discuss this film online.
(Saturday March 1 at 10pm ET/PT on CBC Newsworld)
FIDEL CASTRO: A LIFE OF REVOLUTION
The riveting documentary is a deeply intimate account of Cuba’s former leader, taken largely from private letters, correspondence, speeches and interviews. Produced by Canadian documentary filmmaker Terence McKenna, the doc features interviews with some of Fidel Castro’s closest relatives (including his sister Juanita), friends and confidants, and some former comrades who now count themselves among his enemies. Viewers will see exclusive footage of Castro’s childhood home and his rebel headquarters, along with a historic CBC interview with a young Castro when he was the most wanted man in Cuba.
THE PASSIONATE EYE
(Sunday March 2 at 8pm ET on CBC Newsworld)
RUSSIA’S PRIME SUSPECT
Russia’s Prime Suspect is a film about present day Russia, through the prism of a single exceptional character Andrei Lugovoi, the former KGB operative and multimillionaire who was charged with the murder in the poisoning death of Alexander Litvinenko. Lugovoi is enigmatic, charismatic and cryptic and is Britain’s most wanted man. Using remarkable access, journalist Mark Franchetti gives viewers an unprecedented opportunity to form their own opinion as to whether Lugovoi is really guilty of murdering Litvinenko.
PASSIONATE EYE Monday
(Monday March 3 at 10pm PT only on CBC Newsworld)
“I was panic stricken when they told me that I had to go on dialysis. I was so anxious to get a kidney that I would have done anything…When you’re desperate, morality goes out the window.” Richard, 71-year-old Canadian transplant tourist.
THE PASSIONATE EYE presents Transplant Tourism, an expose of the global black market trade in human organs.
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