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CBC Docs POV The Way Out

More than 100 Canadians have left home to join the war in Syria, to become members of Daesh (also known as ISIS, ISIL). One of them was a 19-year-old Montreal woman — referred to in the documentary as Amina — who left in November 2014, shocking her mother with the news only after she’d left the country. On arrival, she ...
  • 2017
  • 00:44:10
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/28/2018

News in Review - February 2018 Raqqa in Ruins: Former ISIS Capital Reclaimed

Raqqa was once a thriving city in Syria; until 2014, when the jihadist group ISIS declared it as its self-proclaimed capital. In 2017, the battle for Raqqa began with Russian and Syrian bombers providing air strikes and the U.S. led Syrian Democratic Forces on the ground. The battle took many months, but eventually ISIS was driven out. The city is ...
  • 2018
  • 00:18:36
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 02/22/2018

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Mansbridge One on One Sally Armstrong

Peter Mansbridge sits down with Canadian journalist, filmmaker and human rights activist Sally Armstrong to talk about her work in Iraq speaking directly with ISIS fighters and the Yazidi women and girls they captured.
  • 2016
  • 00:22:22
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/03/2017

Firsthand A Jihadi in the Family

How could a much-loved boy born and raised in Calgary become a violent extremist that embraced a life of terrorism halfway around the world? This emotional documentary tries to answer these difficult questions as it follows Christianne Boudreau, the mother of just such a young man. She tries to understand what happened to her son, Damian Clairmont, with a firm ...
  • 2016
  • 00:44:16
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 05/31/2016

News in Review - March 2016 ​​Burkina Faso Attack: Westerners Targeted

An al-Qaeda-linked attack in West Africa in January 2016 is raising concerns about global security. Burkina Faso in West African is a largely Muslim country. Jihadist attackers raided a luxury hotel and a nearby cafe in the country's capital, Ouagadougou. They were shooting and taking hostages — targeting foreigners. An ensuing siege with security forces lasted 12 hours, ending with ...
  • 2016
  • 00:16:06
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/17/2016

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The Fifth Estate Canada in Iraq: The Hidden War

One of the largest decisions weighing on the shoulders of prime minister-designate Justin Trudeau is what role, if any, should Canada play in the war against ISIS. And how will Canadians know whether their efforts are having the intended results? Do we really know what our troops are doing in Iraq? Do we even know whether Coalition airstrikes are hitting ...
  • 2015
  • 00:40:51
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 02/17/2016

The National Mother of Canadian Jihadi Speaks Out

The mother of Damian Clairmont, a Calgary man who in January died fighting with ISIS in Syria, travels to France to meet the mother of another young jihadi with a similar story. Both mothers struggle with grief and unanswered questions, including the toughest of all — did I raise a terrorist?
  • 2014
  • 00:14:36
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 12/02/2014

News in Review - October 2014 ISIS: The Making of a Terrorist Organisation

A year ago no one had heard of the radical jihadist terrorist organisation ISIS. Today America and its international coalition is engaged in a war effort to destroy it in both Syria and Iraq. Here is the story of how ISIS came to be the most despised terror group in the world.
  • 2014
  • 00:18:54
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/07/2014

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