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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


Corner Gas moves to Mondays at 8 p.m.

From a CTV media release:

Corner Gas Trades Timeslots with The Class and Moves to Mondays at 8 p.m., starting Oct. 9 on CTV

Fans of Canada’s favourite comedy series will now be able to fill-up with laughs a half hour earlier. Starting Oct. 9, Corner Gas moves to Mondays at 8 p.m. ET followed by The Class at 8:30 p.m. ET on CTV (check local listings). Corner Gas continues to air Saturdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The Comedy Network.

Season 4 of Corner Gas continues with all-new episodes and high-octane laughs. In Monday’s episode (Oct. 9), entitled “Just Brent and His Shadow,” Brent and Lacey get competitive when they start mentoring local high school students.

In other upcoming episodes:

– “Demolition” (Oct. 16): Hank enlists Brent’s help in tearing down a barn while Emma receives multiple manicures from Lacey.

– “Jail House” (Oct. 23): Karen decides to put the ‘fun’ into fundraiser by locking Davis in a jail cell for charity while Wanda tries her best to install Oscar and Emma’s new toilet.

– “I Witness” (Oct. 30): Karen prepares a speech on eyewitness testimony while Hank tries to live out his dream of becoming a rodeo clown.

Season 4 of Corner Gas returned Sept. 18 and remains the most-watched comedy series on television and Canada’s Number 1 homegrown television program.

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Bravo!FACT Presents – Shorts in Motion, Oct. 27, Nov. 3

Strip Show

World Television Premieres
October 27 and November 3 at 7:30pm ET / 4:30pm PT

What’s seductive, lasts two minutes, but may leave you with a smile? Shorts in Motion: The Art of Seduction, a two-part anthology of 10 two-minute short films from filmmakers across Canada, makes its television premiere in two special instalments of Bravo!FACT Presents on October 27 and November 3 at 7:30pm ET / 4:30pm PT.

Directors, including Mark McKinney, Guy Maddin, Denis Villeneuve and k-os, were challenged to experiment with the idea of public space and sound in an immediate and personal way. On Bravo!, the eclectic films will air uncut, along with exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, directorial interviews and video diaries. Certain Citytv and A-Channel stations will air a single episode featuring a selection of the films.

Broadcast Schedule after the jump:

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