CBC DOC ZONE: The Selling of Alberta

DOC ZONE
(Thursday March 14 at 9pm on CBC-TV

TAR SANDS: THE SELLING OF ALBERTA
Tar Sands: The Selling of Alberta captures the intersecting storylines of a remarkable cast of characters eager to cash in on the oil boom in Fort McMurray, Alberta. Washington lobbyists, Newfie pipefitters, Chinese investors and Norwegian industrialists descend on tar-soaked “Fort McMoney”, a modern-day Eldorado, where rents are sky rocketing and cocaine abuse is four times the provincial average. Up for grabs – a stake in a $100 billion energy bonanza and Canada’s economic sovereignty.

THE FIFTH ESTATE
(Wednesday March 12 at 9pm on CBC-TV)

LIFE AND DEATH IN KANDAHAR
To the sound of incoming choppers carrying wounded for treatment, the fifth estate takes you where most Canadians will never go: to the critical drama at the heart of Canada’s war in Afghanistan. For four weeks, Fifth Estate cameras had exclusive access to Canada’s military trauma center at Kandahar Air base–think MASH unit, 21st century style– and to the medical professionals who work there, fighting their own battles at the turning point between life and death.
Watch an excerpt online.
http://www.cbc.ca/fifth/index.html

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