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Upcoming episode: Global Currents, Nov. 11 – “DecAIDS: Anything is Possible”

This Week On ‘Global Currents’…
“DecAIDS: Anything is Possible”
Saturday, November 11th at 7 p.m. ET/PT (60 mins.)

DecAIDS: Anything is Possible brings viewers behind the scenes of Canada’s hottest fashion fundraising event – Fashion Cares – a renowned, annual gala in support of the AIDS Committee of Toronto. In its 20 th year, Fashion Cares have raised nearly $10 million to date and continues to generate more awareness about HIV and AIDS. The documentary follows the event’s mastermind, artistic director Phillip Ing, as he planned and executed his final Fashion Cares show this year. Ing reflects on the challenges and triumphs organizers have faced in the last two decades to earn credibility, respect, and acceptance in a world not entirely comfortable with the growing visibility of the gay community.

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:

  • 100 Days of Freedom – November 18
  • Damage Done: The Drug War Odyssey – December 9
  • The Diaries of Friedrich Kellner – December 16

Broadcast schedules are subject to change.


Upcoming episode: Jozi-H, CBC, Nov. 9

From CBC:

Episode 5: Lightening

This episode deals with revelations resulting either from medical trauma or from personal experiences. Zodwa, a talented violinist, is admitted following a motor vehicle accident that results in her fingers being crushed. Consequently, she will never be able to play the violin again. The admission of Minister Albert Mzobe raises the question of preferential treatment for high-profile officials. Dr Jenny Langford receives the results of her HIV/Aids test and Sipho continues his efforts to attract Jenny’s attention.


Upcoming episode: October 1970, CBC, Nov. 9

From CBC:

A hostage drama and a political nail-biter
On October 5, 1970, the political landscape of Canada was changed forever when terrorists from the Front de libération du Québec (FLQ) kidnapped British diplomat James Cross from his Montreal residence. Five days later, another FLQ cell snatched Pierre Laporte, Québec’s Minister of Labour. By October 17th, Laporte had been killed, the police were overwhelmed, the city was in chaos, and the army, in full battle gear, patrolled the streets. Then Ottawa invoked The War Measures Act suspending civil liberties in Canada.

Thursday, November 9, 2006, 9:00 p.m.
Eps 5

With tanks in the streets and citizens detained without charges, Pierre Laporte (Denis Bernard), Québec Minister of Labour, is murdered. Québec, Canada and the world are stunned.