Last week, the CBC aired Volunteers Unleashed, which is great because it’s a well made and important documentary that should be seen. But gone are critical mentions of Me to We, and in one case the CBC appears to have misrepresented the opinion of one of its own interview subjects by adding a voiceover that contradicts what she said.
CANADALAND has acquired a copy of Volunteers Unleashed, the CBC documentary on the “dark side” of voluntourism that was yanked from the broadcast schedule and scrubbed from CBC.ca without explanation last Thursday, right before it was supposed to air nationally.
UPDATE APPENDED (MARCH 20th, 1:45 pm) Last night CBC TV was set to air the documentary Volunteers Unleashed, described on its website as “a look at ‘voluntourism’ – the fastest and most controversial travel sector.” The doc, which promised a look at the “dark side” of the “problematic” volunteer travel industry, was promoted throughout the day: … Continued
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