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Refuge, a film about Darfur

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Refuge, a film about Darfur

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.

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Secure Freedom

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Secure Freedom

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.

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Embedded in Baghdad

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Embedded in Baghdad

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?

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The Fence

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The Fence

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.

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Liberia, the Secret War

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Liberia, the Secret War

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.

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Belgrade One Year After

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Belgrade One Year After

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...

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