Today’s installment of Sunday: At the movies with On Deadline, we have a cute koala among devastation, a Charles Darwin primer since he turned 200 and fighting teenage drug addiction in Alberta.
KOALA FINDS RELIEF
Among the scorched earth and stories of lives lost in Australia due to raging fires this feel-good video hit the ‘Net. Aussie firefighters came across a thirsty and confused koala and a drink of water brought two worlds together.
CHARLES DARWIN turns 200
Here is a quick biography about Charles Darwin, author of the theory of evolution, a scientific theory still controversial to this day. This three-minute short bio is a primer courtesy of the Biography Channel.
POWERLESS: Fighting Teen Drug Addiction in Alberta, courtesy of CBC’s Fifth Estate
A thought provoking look at the controversial drug addiction fighting methods at the Alberta Adolescent Recovery Centre (AARC). Is it tough love for a tough problem? Is it effective because it tears down addiction and then builds up? Does it tear down too viciously and inhumane in approach? A strong look at this program dealing with a problem too many of us turns a blind-eye to.