Upcoming episode: Global Currents, Oct. 7

From a Global media release:

This Week On ‘Global Currents’…
“Breaking Ranks”
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 ‘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 – October 14
* Polygamy’s Lost Boys – October 21
* The Stamp Fishery: Loss of a Dream – October 28
* Somba K’e – The Money Place – November 4
* DecAIDS: Anything is Possible – November 11
* 100 Days of Freedom – November 18
* The Damage Done: A Drug War Odyssey – November 25
* Rich Nation – December 2
* Thin Ice – December 9


3 thoughts on “Upcoming episode: Global Currents, Oct. 7”

  1. I am also a father who feels that the system doesn’t work for the father’s who want to be in their children’s lives. I would like more information, for missed the beginnning part of the story. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you Wally Wensley.

  2. I am writing in response to the documentary “Breaking Ranks” that aired last night.
    As a fierce opposer to the war, I can certainly sympathize with these boys not wanting to participate in an unnecessary, illegal war. But on the other hand, they’re soldiers! They are not civilians being drafted. They inlisted freely. They took the money, training, food and housing the US government offered in exchange for their services. Surely at some point they must have known they might be asked to fight in a war…just or unjust. I’m sure many of their commrads feel the same way they do, but they aren’t hiding in Canada…they’re over in Iraq doing what is expected of them. I’m just not clear on what that is!
    Isobel White
    New Victoria, NS

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