Voices behind the headlines
WALK WITH US
The Central American migrant crisis. Pastor Ignacio Martinez, founded a safehouse in Mexico where migrants can rest and eat. Shows the gap between President Trump calling migrants “rapists and criminals” - and the sad reality. Most are escaping abject poverty and gang violence in El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala . Their governments - backed by the US for decades, - are enmeshed in endemic corruption The migrants’ dreams of a better life in the USA have been met by tear gas at the border. In this world of nationalism and xenophobia, Ignacio’s work is vitally important
29 Students in Search of a future.
Emma Guerra Arguero is an inspiration. . She's teaches of 29 students, Grades 1 - 6, in one room in a and isolated country school in El Lindero, Guanajuato, Mexico. The village is registered as "La Carrera Contra El Hambre" - one of the poorest in Mexico. In their homes the students sleep up to 10 in one room. Emma has become part of the community. She's started a vegetable garden to increase the protein intake of the students, and she's encouraged the mothers to cook a nutritious lunch at the school for the children.
She encourages her bright students, like 9 year old Maricela, who wants to be a doctor, to apply for scholarships to help pay education fees. The father of some other students is diabetic, and recently had to spend time in hospital. When he returned home his property was a mess, but he needed dialysis so it needed to be bacteria free. So Emma declared a day of 'Solidarity' and the students went and diligently cleaned the property. (Sadly Pablo, the father, died a month later). This is an inspirational film about a Mexican teacher and her 29 students, who are all in search of a future.
War In The Mind
Soldiers describe their terryfying struggles with PTSD and participate in a dramatic therapeutic 'transition' course.
The Man Who Couldn't Sleep
Stephen Lewis's relentless and heroic work as UN HIV/AIDs envoy to Africa.
Race Against Time
Stephen Lewis (UN HIV/AIDS envoy to Africa) begins the struggle to stem the death toll - 22 million have already died.
THE VALUE OF LIFE
The urgent need to bring life prolonging drugs to stem the
AIDS pandemic in Africa
In Search of International Justice.
The International Criminal Court is established to bring war criminals to trial.
Narrated by Peter Gabriel
Talk Mogadishu: Media Under Fire
3 Canadian Somalis set up a TV station to promote peace and allow the voiceless to speak.
The Toughest Job In The World.
Louise Arbour, Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court for the Former Yugoslavia, indicts Slobodan Milosevic for war crimes in Kosovo.
It Takes a Child
Child activist Craig Kielburger fights child labour in India and Brazil.
The United Colours of Bronstein
The Body Parts Business
International adoption has become a baby market. Middlemen make money from misery.
The Forgotten Faithful
Feeling marginalized by both Israel and Palestine, the Christians of the Holy Land are emigrating,
Blind Faith: Requiem for Revolution.
Two Canadians help kidnap a Brazilian businessman. How revolution lost its way.
Diary Between Friends
Sept 11 2001: 4400 air passengers are diverted to Canada - and are treated with love.
They Shoot Children, Don't They?
In Guatemala street children are a nuisance, so the police kill them. Viewers protested and 4 policemen were imprisoned.
Stop The World, We Want To Get On.
Disabled People's International is a worldwide movement. Shot in Africa.
Letter from Lizzie
Lizzie works with other disabled women in Zimbabwe. Chosen for Beijing Womens' Conference
Undocumented migrants at work in America
Undocumented migrants with no rights contribute to the American economy
Chile 1988:Adios General
Those living in the 'La Victoria" shantytown have had enough of their dictator, Pinochet, and the referendum has voted
"No". They can't wait to see the end of him.
In Search of the Assassin
A bomb explodes during a press conference in a jungle hideout by Eden Pastora, a hero of the Sandinista revolution but now fighting against them. Who placed it? The right or the left?
Casualties of Conflict
Refugees of Central American conflicts in camps maintained by UNHCR
The Hidden Holocaust
The genocide of the Mayan indigenous of Guatemala.
Message From Skinningrove
America’s Silent War
The Hired Hands
Sandino and the Bishops
Will the real Adrian Mole Please Stand Up?
We Shoot Commies.Guatemala
The Cobourg Conncetion
The NGO Horizons of Friendship helps those in need in Honduras
The Dirty War. Argentina 1976.
30,000 killed,Chilean refugees trapped.
Chile: What Price Profit?
Dictator Pinochet allows Milton Friedman to use Chile as a laboratory for his neoliberal theories.