Wednesday, June 20, 2007

ON THE MAP Second Week review

Week 2 Highlights
The second week has blown by fast and it's hard to believe On The Map is already halfway through! If you missed it, here are some of our fave clips from week 2.

War on Terror on Trial: CIA veteran and author Michael Scheuer defends the practice of extraordinary rendition.

American Oil Made in Alberta. Diana Gibson of the Parkland Institute about NAFTA, Kyoto, and Canada's energy security.

Conflict in Gaza: Debunking a media-made civil war. Avi interviews Alastair Crooke of Conflicts Forum for an alternative take. In The Works
Rising inequality in China, and who's being left out of the country's booming fortunes.
Another doc feature by Reed Lindsay on Haiti about how Venezuela and U.S. friction is playing out in the poorest country in the region. Catch his earlier piece here
The war on drugs goes to Afghanistan with American plans to air-dump pesticides on poppy crops.
June 4 to June 28
Mon-Thurs 7:30 pm ET 4:30 pm PT Repeats at 2:30 am ET 11:30 pm

Avi Lewis is one of Canada's most controversial and eloquent media personalities. His new television series - On The Map with Avi Lewis - is a daily half-hour of international news analysis. It debuts June 4, 2007 on CBC Newsworld.
His previous show, The Big Picture with Avi Lewis, aired in the fall of 2006 and combined hard-hitting documentaries and town hall debates.
In 2004, he directed his first feature documentary, The Take, which follows Argentina's new movement of worker-run businesses. An emotional story of hope and resistance in the global economy, The New York Times called it "a stirring, idealistic documentary". It was released theatrically in Canada, the U.S., and across Europe. It was nominated for 4 Gemini Awards, and won the International Jury prize at the American Film Institute festival in Los Angeles.
In the late 90s, as the host and producer of counterSpin on CBC Newsworld, he presided over more than 500 nationally televised debates in three years. And in the early 1990s, he hosted City TV's landmark music journalism show "The New Music", and was MuchMusic's Political Specialist, pioneering political "uncoverage" for a youth audience and winning a Gemini Award for Best Special Event Coverage.