Hungry for truth about Darfur, a young student and Canadian filmmaker Alexandre Trudeau secure passage to the region with a group of Sudanese rebels. Throughout their journey, stories of growing human despair unfold against harshly stunning landscapes. When they finally reach the war zone, they find the remnants of systematic devastation.More >
Refuge, a film about Darfur[video]
Embedded in Baghdad[video]
March 2003. War descends on Baghdad. On television it’s shock and awe. But beneath the bombs, ordinary Iraqis struggle to survive. To see beyond the media images, Alexandre Trudeau spent five weeks with an Iraqi family. If journalists could be embedded with the American army, why couldn’t he do the same with Iraqi civilians?More >
Innocent until proven guilty? Not in Canada, where five terror suspects have been jailed without trial, awaiting deportation to possible torture, unable even to see the charges against them. This is the story of the prisoners, of the people who love them, of those who risk all to help – a story that leads Alexandre Trudeau to Syria, one of the countries where deportation may lead to torture and death.More >
Liberia, the Secret War[video]
Deep in the jungles of Liberia and Sierra Leone, a new kind of war is born. Warlords take command. Boys turn into killers. But amidst the chaos, there’s a hidden harmony. Part tribal. Part hip-hop. Part Hong Kong action. JuJu they call it. Produced ten years before BLOOD DIAMOND, LIBERIA: THE SECRET WAR focuses on JuJu magic, the life-force Liberians believe gives our world its very meaning.More >
Between Israel and the West Bank, a security barrier separates two peoples who want to kill each other. Alexandre Trudeau spent a season working the land, living with families on both sides, attempting to love two peoples split by hate. A fence : a symbol of the failure of all good will.More >
Belgrade One Year After[video]
Milosevic. A year after the Nato bombing. More powerful than ever. But a defiant underground is emerging.
This is the story of the youth in the final months of the Milosevic regime. A story of civil war narrowly averted. Of love over bullets and bombs. Of BELGRADE : ONE YEAR AFTER...More >
Tragedy, the story of Queensbridge[video]
Queensbridge, the world’s largest housing projects.
Home to the richest legacy hip-hop, from Marley Marl and the Juice Crew, to Nas, Mobb Deep, CNN, and the realest rapper of them all: Tragedy.
Tragedy’s life IS a Tragedy.
But through music, he triumphs.
And that’s what hip-hop is all about: tragic art that turns pain to beauty.