VISIONTV PRESENTS HUMAN RIGHTS WEEK
A Week of Documentary Specials Exposing Mass Atrocities, Religious Persecution, and Intolerance Around the World
Executive Producer: Moses Znaimer
STARTS: Monday, Sept. 29 at 9pm ET/6pm PT
The schedule for Oct. 1 & 2 has been updated with a few changes. Please see below.
In response to an alarming increase of religious, cultural and ethnicity-based hatred and violence throughout the world, VisionTV is presenting Human Rights Week, 5 nights of encore broadcasts of our documentary specials exposing mass atrocities, religious persecution, and intolerance in conjunction with the opening of the new Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg. From following the starkly eye-opening and important missions of One Free World International’s Rev. Majed El Shafie into areas where persecution is at it’s most heinous, to investigative journalist Martin Himel’s staggering coverage of the rising tide of worldwide antisemitism, this week of harrowing, but hope-seeking programs will shed further light on the dark, growing corners of prejudice, fanaticism and brutality in our world and the urgent need for assistance, understanding and action from the global community.
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HUMAN RIGHTS WEEK LINE-UP
GENOCIDE IN IRAQ: A ZNEWS SPECIAL
Monday, September 29 at 9pm ET
This Znews special exposes the dire situation in Iraq and the grave injustices being perpetrated against Yazidi people.
Monday, September 29 at 10:30pm ET
Freedom of religion: it’s a right that many of us enjoy to its fullest extent. However, in some parts of the world, the ability to practice one's faith and beliefs can come with a dangerous and demoralizing price. Award-winning film-maker and accomplished foreign correspondent Martin Himel, along with Majed El Shafie, explore some of the atrocities that Christians are facing in Middle Eastern countries including Egypt, Iraq and Pakistan.” Award-winning film-maker and accomplished foreign correspondent Martin Himel, along with human rights activist Rev. Majed El Shafie, travel to risky and previously inaccessible locations in Egypt, Iraq and Pakistan to explore some of the atrocities that Christians are facing.
JEW BASHING: THE NEW ANTI-SEMITISM
Tuesday, September 30 at 9m ET (all 4 parts back-to-back)
Using investigative journalism and hidden cameras, filmmaker Martin Himel reveals a new wave Anti-Semitic hatred gathering pace in this a 4-part series exposing anti-semitism in the MIddle East, Europe, the US, and right here at home in Canada.
Monday, September 29 at 1am ET
Tuesday, September 30 at 1:30am ET
On the surface an Islamic terrorist, white supremacist, honour killer and violent right-to-lifer would seem to share little in common, but through the exchange of stories from perpetrators and victims of hate crimes and terrorism, we find out what goes into the making of any extremist, and into breaking that mindset.
Monday, September 29 at 11:30pm ET
Wednesday, October 1 at 11pm ET
In 1998, Rev. Majed El Shafie was arrested, tortured and sentenced to death in Egypt because of his Christian faith. Now, he is the founder of the human rights organization ONE FREE WORLD INTERNATIONAL and devotes his life to fight for those persecuted around the world. FREEDOM FIGHTER is the story of his incredible life and ongoing exceptional courage as a rescuer of the oppressed.
THE ZOOMER: “ARE RELIGIONS RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN FANATICS?”
Monday, September 29 at 9:30pm ET
Conrad Black and Denis Donlon host a heated roundtable discussion on religious fanaticism with special guests Rev. Majed El Shafie, journalist/author/activist Tarek Fatah, Context TV-host Lorna Dueck, Air India victim activist Dr. Bal Gupta, Rabbi Yossi Sapirman, Rev. Damien MacPherson from the Archdiocese of Toronto, and former Islamist radical turned CSIS operative and now a professor at Seneca College, Mubin Shaikh.
JEWS AND MONEY
Part 1: Thursday, October 2 at 12:30am ET/Wed., Oct. 1 at 9:30pm PT
Part 2: Thursday, October 2 at 11pm ET/8 PT
Although the perception of the Jews as world’s bankers, lenders and traders is by fragments rooted in reality, it more accurately represents the continuation of a myth that spans the ages. The tragic twists and turns in the kidnapping for ransom of a young French Jew, Ilan Halimi, begins a roller coaster ride around the world and across the centuries, in search of the origins and future of this enduring libel.