The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation will air two Israel-related documentaries this week. You can make a difference by monitoring the content and telling CBC what you think of the programs.
Wednesday, October 4: "HotHouse"
On Wednesday night, CBC’s documentary-and-discussion program "The Big Picture with Avi Lewis" will broadcast the film "HotHouse," followed by a "spirited town hall debate." According to Lewis:
"The film challenges the black and white, ‘good guys vs. bad guys’ paradigm that dominates the discussion about terrorism these days. It asks complicated questions about how Israel is creating the conditions in which Palestinian leaders are emerging. It will provoke a historical discussion of the targeting of civilians by national liberation struggles — from the IRA and the ANC to the early days of the Zionist struggle for Israel itself. And if we can manage it in the fraught atmosphere of today’s debate, it might shed some light on how to shift from the extreme positions of wartime to the constructive compromises of negotiation."
Find out more about the program here. Click the image above to watch a video preview of the documentary (Windows Media).
CBC Newsworld will broadcast the program on Wednesday, October 4 at 10 PM ET/PT. CBC Newsworld will be re-broadcast the program on Sunday, October 8 at 7 PM ET.
Thursday, October 5: "Impact of Terror"
On Thursday night, CBC will broadcast the film "Impact of Terror." Originally Broadcast June 16, 2004, Impact of Terror documents the tragic impact of the infamous Sbarro pizzeria bombing in Jerusalem on August 9, 2001. Find out more about the program here.
CBC Newsworld will broadcast the program on Thursday, October 5 at 10 PM ET/PT. CBC Newsworld will be re-broadcast the program on Sunday, October 15 at 11 PM ET/PT.
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