Canada's Role in the World

Canada's Role in the World

This playlist documents Canada’s role in the world as a military peacekeeping force and highlights other ways in which the country works towards building and supporting democracy.

Films in This Playlist Include
Good Morning, Kandahar
Kosovo: Fragile Peace
In God’s Command

  • Good Morning Kandahar
    2008|50 min

    Ariel Nasr's documentary gives voice to the complex dilemmas faced by contemporary Afghanis under Canadian intervention. The film introduces us to young Afghan-Canadians torn between a deep desire to help Afghanistan and a fear that things will never change. Good Morning Kandahar asks whether Canada's mission in Afghanistan is failing.

    This film was produced as part of the Reel Diversity Competition for emerging filmmakers of colour. Reel Diversity is a National Film Board of Canada initiative in partnership with CBC Newsworld.

  • Kosovo: Fragile Peace
    2002|53 min

    This feature documentary offers a rare glimpse into the frontlines of democracy building through the eyes of a Canadian mother and her daughter. In the heart of Kosovo, an international mission struggles to bring democracy to a land torn apart by bloodshed. There, Canadian lawyer Carolyn McCool works to build bridges between Kosovo Albanians and Serbs, while her 20-year-old daughter Kate travels with a musical roadshow to generate grassroots support for the election among the youth.

  • In God's Command
    1995|47 min

    This documentary introduces us to Captain Mark Sargent, chaplain to the Canadian peacekeepers (soldiers of the First Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry) stationed in former Yugoslavia. It offers an intimate look at the work of this remarkable man as he travels from bunker to bunker and from village to village, ministering to soldiers and civilians caught in the bloody conflict that has torn apart the Balkans.

    This film is part of the 3-part Protection Force Series about Canadian peacekeeping in former Yugoslavia.