From a Global media release:
This Week On â€˜Global Currents’â€¦
Saturday, October 7th at 7 p.m. ET/PT (60 mins.)
Breaking Ranks chronicles the plight of four American military deserters seeking sanctuary in Canada for resisting the war in Iraq. This provocative film provides intimate access to their lives and documents their efforts in convincing the Canadian courts to allow them to remain in Canada as political refugees, amidst profound emotional, ethical and international consequences. Directed by award-winning filmmaker Michelle Mason, she shares their stories of moral awakening and the burden that follows, posing tough political and cultural questions that challenge the meaning of duty.
About â€˜GLOBAL CURRENTS’: Global National’s Kevin Newman hosts this critically acclaimed documentary series committed to revealing extraordinary perspectives and issues affecting all Canadians. Each one-hour, independently-produced documentary represents the talents of Canada’s best socio-political, environmental, humanist and scientific documentary filmmakers.
Other documentaries in the series include:
* Dads Who Fought Back â€“ October 14
* Polygamy’s Lost Boys â€“ October 21
* The Stamp Fishery: Loss of a Dream â€“ October 28
* Somba K’e â€“ The Money Place â€“ November 4
* DecAIDS: Anything is Possible â€“ November 11
* 100 Days of Freedom â€“ November 18
* The Damage Done: A Drug War Odyssey â€“ November 25
* Rich Nation â€“ December 2
* Thin Ice â€“ December 9