THE PASSIONATE EYE
(Sunday March 9 at 10pm ET/PT on CBC Newsworld)
DEVIL PLAYS HARDBALL (90 minutes)
If you could get one person off the street, would you? Could you? Devil Plays Hardball is a radical interventionist documentary that seeks to answer this question. Four well-established Vancouver residents have 10-months to mentor homeless individuals from various Vancouver neighborhoods who have the desire – but not necessarily the means – to re-enter mainstream society.
Watch an excerpt and discuss this film online.
PASSIONATE EYE Monday
(Monday March 10 at 10pm ET/PT on CBC Newsworld)
THE BOYS FROM BAGHDAD HIGH
The story of four Iraqi boys – who are both friends and class mates – at school in one of the most dangerous cities on earth, Baghdad. One boy is Kurdish, one Christian, one Shia and one from a mixed Sunni/Shia background.As the city is torn apart by sectarian violence, the film follows their friendships to see whether they can survive. Filmed by the four students themselves during the 2006/07 academic year, The Boys from Baghdad High offers a unique insight into ordinary Iraqi lives.