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News in Review - March 2017 U.S. Travel Ban: Erecting a Muslim Wall

Within days of taking up his role as president of the United States, Donald Trump signed a series of executive orders. One such order suspended all refugees from entering the U.S. and banned travellers from seven predominantly Muslim countries. And it affected many foreign-born Americans, even those with visas and green cards. The ban drew immediate outrage and criticism both ...
  • 2017
  • 00:16:10
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/23/2017

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Mansbridge One on One Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad

The Caliph of Ahmadiyya Muslims talks to Peter Mansbridge. He expresses the belief that Trump will not implement anti-Muslim measures after assuming the U.S. presidency. But he did tell Mansbridge that if Trump were to actually follow through on the anti-Muslim rhetoric, he feared it could lead to a civil war in the United States. He emphasizes, however, that Muslims ...
  • 2016
  • 00:22:21
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/03/2017

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

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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Doc Zone Syria: Behind Rebel Lines

"A fine piece of journalism" – John Doyle, The Globe and Mail. The year 2011 saw sweeping change in the Middle East and North Africa — The Arab Spring. Syrians watched what was happening on their television sets, and took to the streets hoping they could see an end to the 40 years of Assad family rule. But there was no ...
  • 2013
  • 00:43:46
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 01/15/2014

News in Review - December 2013 A Look Back at International News 2013

Touching on just a few of the memorable stories that made the international news in 2013, we start with a shocking bomb attack at the Boston marathon that ended in a gripping four-day manhunt. Then there is the epic story of a man who has so far eluded capture, Edward Snowden, a former National Security Agency contractor who has accused ...
  • 2013
  • 00:16:31
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/2013

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News in Review - November 2013 Kenya Mall Attack

A group of unidentified masked gunmen attacked an upscale shopping mall in Nairobi, targeting non-Muslims and killing at least 67 people. Over 200 others were wounded in the four-day siege. The attackers are believed to be linked to the Somalia-based Islamist group called al-Shabaab, a banned terrorist group under Canadian law.
  • 2013
  • 00:16:32
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 11/15/2013

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Doc Zone Love, Hate and Propaganda, The War on Terror: An Unseen Enemy (Part 1 of 2)

Why did nobody see the 9-11 attacks coming? Episode one rewinds history back to 1990 looking for answers. Saddam Hussein invades Kuwait. George Bush Sr sends in the troops. And a quick and decisive victory ensues. But President Bush Sr makes one crucial mistake. Instead of bringing all the troops home, a sizeable contingent is left in Saudi Arabia to ...
  • 2012
  • 00:42:39
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013