THIS WEEK (all programs are 60 minutes unless otherwise noted)
(Thursday April 3 at 8pm on CBC-TV)
CELLPHONES: THE RING HEARD AROUND THE WORLD
The cell phone, a gizmo that fits in the palm of one’s hand, has many features and provides many services to millions of subscribers. In Cell Phones: The Ring Heard Around the World, viewers will see the dramatic rescue of a woman whose cell phone saved her life, an interview with the inventor of the cell phone camera, and will meet Sir Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Mobile Canada, who claims the cell phone can be used for almost everything, except making love. This compelling documentary takes viewers on a journey through cell phone culture, showcasing its numerous functions around the world from Japan to India.
A thrilling look inside what many consider to be the key weapon in the jihadist arsenal: the use of devastatingly effective video propaganda. The film crew gained unprecedented access to unseen Al Qaeda video and visited key jihadist production centres around the world. For the first time, one of the “Toronto 17” terrorist suspects explains how he was recruited to fight without ever leaving home. Viewers will also see how the American military is desperately trying to understand and counteract the deadly effectiveness of this new type of warfare fought through the Internet.
(Wednesday April 2 at 10pm ET/PT on CBC Newsworld)
Iranian-born filmmaker Saide Kardar takes us into Toronto’s Muslim community in Home Grown Muslims and provides viewers with a provocative and candid look at the conflict of identity among young Muslims living in Canada. The recent description in the media of “Home grown terrorists” within the Muslim community has sparked resentment, especially among Muslim youths. http://www.cbc.ca/documentaries/hiddenlives.html
(Thursday April 3 at 10pm ET/PT on CBC Newsworld)
Fresh water is our most precious resource and it defines the distribution of life on land. Follow the descent of rivers from their mountain sources to the sea. Watch spectacular waterfalls, fly inside the Grand Canyon and explore the wildlife below the ice in the world’s deepest lake. http://www.cbc.ca/documentaries/planetearth.html