CBC Docs::AFGHANISTAN,BETWEEN HOPE AND FEAR::This Weekend

CBC THIS WEEKEND (all programs are 60 minutes unless otherwise noted)
PREMIERING PROGRAMS

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DOC ZONE
(Sunday March 23 at 8pm on CBC-TV)

AFGHANISTAN: BETWEEN HOPE AND FEAR (120 minutes)

Canada went into Afghanistan with lofty goals, promising to fulfill the basic needs of its citizens, and vowing to rid the world of a regime that terrorized and brutalized its people. The costs to Canada, both human and material, are considerable: more than 80 soldiers and a diplomat have been killed, and hundreds of millions of Canadian tax dollars have been committed.But are these efforts making a difference to the people of Afghanistan? Are their lives getting any better since the brutal Taliban regime was chased from power?
Watch excerpts online.
http://www.cbc.ca/doczone/afghanistan/index.html

THE PASSIONATE EYE
(Sunday March 23 at 8pm ET on CBC Newsworld)

OBAMA GOES TO AFRICA
U.S. Senator and 2008 presidential hopeful Barack Obama journeys to the land of his ancestry in the timely and poignant documentary. Part personal odyssey and part chronicle of diplomacy in action, the film follows Obama as he explores the vast continent that is gaining increasing importance in this age of globalization.
http://www.cbc.ca/passionateeyesunday/feature_230308b.html
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