Myths for Profit: Canada's Role in Industries of War and Peace

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    Publisher: Wide Open Exposure

    Year: 2009

    Format: CD

    Size: 58 min.


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Canada the global good guy? Lets examine that claim. Essential intro to geopolitics and profits, from NATO to Afghanistan via Kosovo. 'Myths for Profit: Canada's Role In Industries of War and Peace' takes a different approach to peacekeeping, the military and development, raising all sorts of questions along the way. An entertaining, well argued documentary. MYTH 1) 'Canada is a peacekeeping nation' examines the changes within the Canadian military policies and what has been the agenda of these actions. From the historical beginnings of peacekeeping, to the recent missions, the documentary takes a critical look to the motives behind these actions. Particular focus is given to the role Canada has taken in NATO, the current perpetual war in Afghanistan, and how Canada played a pivotal role in pushing the policy of ‘humanitarian bombing’ in Yugoslavia in 1999. MYTH 2) 'Canada’s military purpose is defence' By investigating the magnitude of the Canadian military industrial complex, this section probes the intersecting relationships between various government agencies and corporations as well as public complicity in this vast industry. MYTH 3) 'Canada's aid is helping people around the world' investigates how various government agencies and ministries have specific agendas they are implementing around the world. The active role taken on in regional development banks, to the policies pushed by Export Development Canada are designed and carried out to ensure a free market neo-liberal agenda in different countries, regardless of the negative effect they may have on the communities and environment they impact. This includes how Canada’s development agency’s (CIDA) tied and phantom aid function in post and present conflict zones.


Amy Miller—Writer / Producer / Director Boban Chaldovich—Co-Director / Editor / Graphic Animator Shannon Walsh—Consulting Producer Jeff Feldman—Original Music Eric Hanson—Cartoon Animator Rachelle Sauve—Narrator Tu-Three—Original Music Eric Chorostecki—Sound Designer


  • Justin Podur—Editor of Z-Net online magazine
  • Scott Taylor—Publisher of Esprit de Corps magazine
  • Sherene Razack—Author, Professor of Sociology, U of T
  • Michael Mandel—Author, Professor of International Law, York U
  • Thomas Marr—Canadian Ambassador to Croatia
  • Richard Sanders—Editor of Press for conversion
  • Slobodanka Borojevich—Plaintiff in Lawsuit against Canadian Government over bombing of former Yugoslavia
  • Igor Todorovich—Economic Analyst and Journalist
  • Steven Staples—Director of Rideau Institute
  • Patricia Adams—Executive Director of Probe International
  • Karyn Keenan—Program Officer, Halifax Initiative
  • Sakura Saunders—Program Associate, CorpWatch
  • André Geneaux—Canadian Director of EBRD
  • Richard Veillete—Director General of CIDA
  • Jesse Griffiths—Policy Officer, Action Aid


Empowerment Film Festival March 30th—April 3rd 2009 London, ON, Canada
Bay Street Film Festival October 1st-4th 2009 Thunder Bay, ON, Canada People's Choice Award
Rencontres Internationales du Documentaire de Montreal Official Selection, November 15th & 18th Montreal, QC, Canada
The World Community Film Festival Official Selection, February 2010 Courtenay, BC, Canada
Reframe Film Festival Official Selection, January 2010 Peterborough, ON, Canada
Les Rendez-Vous Du Cinema Québécois Official Selection, February 2010 Montréal, QC, Canada
Nanaimo Film Festival Official Selection, February 2010 Nanaimo, BC, Canada
The Female Eye Film Festival Official Selection, March 2010 Toronto, ON, Canada

Book Details

Format: DVD
Size: 58 min.
Publisher: Wide Open Exposure
Year: 2009

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