The following are some excellent documentaries being repeated on CBC this week. If you haven’t seen them, you should — they are very interesting and informative:
THE FIFTH ESTATE(Wednesday March 19 at 9pm on CBC-TV)
THE LIES THAT LED TO WAR
Since the US-led invasion four years ago, the fifth estate has covered Iraq and the war on terror from virtually every angle–the military, media, intellligence, politics–revealing aspects of the story that you didn’t find anywhere else.
Now, as the White House warns about the latest threat in the region, this time from Iran, we go back to examine the deception, suspect intelligence, even lies that convinced the world of the rightness of targeting Saddam Hussein.Discuss this film online.
(Thursday March 20 at 9pm on CBC-TV)DUBAI: MIRACLE OR MIRAGE?An examination of one the world’s most fascinating and fastest developing city-states. Surrounded by war zones, Dubai remains blissfully peaceful. This state which is smaller than the province of Prince Edward Island has become home to superlatives – the biggest building, the largest airport, the tallest hotel, the richest horse race are all situated in Dubai.
(Thursday March 20 at 10pm ET/PT on CBC Newsworld)POLE TO POLE
The ultimate portrait of our planet looks at the key factors that shape our natural history. The sun and fresh water dominate the lives of all animals and plants on Earth and trigger seasonal migrations, small and large. In the Arctic spring, a mother polar bear and cubs emerge from their winter den. They have just two weeks to cross the frozen sea before it melts and they become stranded. Share the most intimate and complete picture of polar bear life ever filmed. For more than three years, time-lapse cameras captured the annual transformation created by the Okavango floods. The latest technology and aerial photography enables us to track some of the greatest mass migrations, following prey and predators on truly epic journeys.