#FIRSTLOOK: HOLLYWOOD SUITE PRESENT “THE IMPACT SERIES”
Hollywood Suite have announced that they will be the Canadian home of acclaimed, socially-conscious Documentary Series THE IMPACT SERIES. The Series of eight films will broadcast Monday nights at 9pm ET starting March 15, 2021.
Films in the Series include timely topics ranging from oppression, climate change, gun violence and the use of our brains.
CHICAGO 10 (2007) – Premieres Monday, March 15 at 9pm ET
DIRECTOR: Brett Morgen
Re-released to coincide with the 2020 U.S. election, this innovative documentary tells the story of the group of young Americans who would not have their opinions oppressed, and who spoke out during the 1968 Democratic National Convention in the face of armed government forces.
NOW (2020) – Premieres Monday, March 22 at 9pm ET DIRECTOR: Jim Rakete
From Greta Thunberg to the Extinction Rebellion, for the young activist the rebellion is both a means and an end in the struggle for the climate of the future.
TO THE FOUR WINDS (2018) – Premieres Monday, March 29 at 9pm ET
DIRECTOR: Michel Toesca
An olive grove farmer on the southeast French border tries to help immigrants without papers, many of them black, crossing over from Italy, but runs into bureaucratic and racist obstructions.
HOLY MOUNTAIN ( 2017) – Premieres Monday, April 5 at 9pm ET
DIRECTOR: Reinhold Messner
Nepal, 1979: a group of young New Zealanders led by Peter Hillary decide to climb the 6,828-metre-high mountain Ama Dablam. Reinhold Messner and his team intend to do the same. They observe the dangerous ascent of the first group, who very quickly seem to be in serious danger.
J’VEUX DU SOLEIL! ( 2019) – Premieres Monday, April 12 at 9pm ET
DIRECTOR: Gilles Perret
French journalist François Ruffin – now a Member of Parliament – decides to embark on a journey across France with documentary filmmaker Gilles Perret to visit the infamous Gilets Jaunes (Yellow vests) occupying roundabouts since November 2018 to protest social inequalities.
THE GREAT INVISIBLE (2014) – Premieres Monday, April 19 at 9pm ET
DIRECTOR: Margaret Brown
Re-released to coincide with the 10-year anniversary of the catastrophe, The Great Invisible looks beyond the media coverage of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion, which to this day remains the worst oil spill in American history.
31⁄2 MINUTES, 10 BULLETS (2007) – Premieres Monday, April 26 at 9pm ET
DIRECTOR: Marc Silver
Black Friday 2012: four boys in a red SUV pull into a gas station after spending time at the mall buying sneakers and talking to girls. With music blaring, one boy exits the car and enters the store, a quick stop for a soda and a pack of gum. A man and a woman pull up next to the boys in the station, making a stop for a bottle of wine. The woman enters the store and an argument breaks out when the driver of the second car asks the boys to turn the music down. 31⁄2 minutes and ten bullets later, one of the boys is dead.
In addition to the Monday night series, the Canadian documentary The Divided Brain w ill be available through Hollywood Suite On Demand beginning April 1, followed by its linear broadcast in September.
THE DIVIDED BRAIN (2019) – Available Hollywood Suite On Demand on April 1 DIRECTOR: Manfred Becker
Inspired by the book “The Master and his Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World” by Dr. Iain McGilchrist, The Divided Brain posits that the imbalance of the human brain could have catastrophic consequences for our species. Has our society been hijacked by the left hemisphere? Is it too late to correct the imbalance?
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