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The Fire Within
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Fanning The Flames
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A portrayal of the anger in America on the cusp of the 2012 Presidential elections: where does it come from, what shapes it, who is leading it, and where will it take us all?

  • Episode 1: The Fire Within
    On CBC-TV, October, 18th 9pm
    On CBC News Network Saturday October, 20th 11pm ET

    According to a Gallup survey from April 2011, for the first time on record, most Americans do not believe that the next generation will have better lives than their parents. They have every reason to feel pessimistic. The economic recovery is slow and many jobs that disappeared during the Great Recession are gone forever.

    It is no longer true that in America, hard work and the right values will help you get ahead. The social ladder has never been harder to climb. And looming large, in a few decades, the prospect of an America where white people are a minority.

    Americans have had a range of reactions to that news. But make no mistake: the Tea Partiers are not the only angry people.

    We meet a cast of characters, not quite your everyday brand of middle-class Americans, who tell us how their faith in the American Dream has been shattered. And what they're doing about it.

  • Episode 2: Fanning The Flames
    On CBC-TV, October, 25th 9pm
    On CBC News Network Saturday October 27th, 11pm ET

    The gigantic machinery of the American political apparatus is grinding into motion for the Presidential election of Tuesday Nov 6, 2012.

    We explore the toxic media landscape, from Fox News to the blogosphere to the free-spending "Super-Pacs" behind negative ad campaigns. Americans prize their freedom of speech, but the current political dialogue is turning ugly and fearful.

    When Barack Obama was first elected, he said Americans had chosen "hope over fear, unity of purpose over conflict and discord." But four years later, the mood has turned even more confrontational.

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  • Directed by
    Yves Lévesque
    Julian Sher
    Written and Produced by
    Lynne Chichakian
    Jean-Pierre Gosselin
    Yves Lévesque
    Julian Sher
    Produced by
    Sébastien Partikian
    Ann-Marie MacDonald
    Directors of Photography
    Serge Brunet
    Michael Sweeney
    Sylvie Mallard
    Hélène Morin
  • Visual Research
    Michelle Demeyere
    Darren Yearsley
    Visual Research Coordinator
    Mia Webster
    Music Consultant
    Patrick Russell
    Post Audio Mixer
    Pierre-André Desautels
    Coordination Assistant
    Isabelle Vallée
    Associate Directors
    Tatiana Addante
    Ian Campbell
    Resource Coordinators
    Analisa Amoroso
    Megan Beeckmans
    Diane Lecours
    Louise Paquet
  • Production Managers
    José Désorcy
    David Wilson
    Graphic Design
    Anne-Marie Duguay
    Additional Graphic Design
    Louis-Philippe Boudreau
    Additional Camera
    Alfonse Mondello
    Luc Robida
    Michael Sweeney
    Music Research
    Denise Martin
    Field Sound Recording
    Garry Black
    Daniel Brooks
    Joseph Cancilla
    Éric Celton
    Gabe Chu
    Larry Kent
    Luc Robida
    Rob Shire
    Émilie Desaulniers
    Sound Editing
    Rodrigue Amyot
    Sound Design
    Alexis Dufresne
  • Supervising Editor
    Gabriel Gallant-Robert
    Packaging Editor
    Catherine Mallia
    Colour Correction
    Hugues Saint Louis
    Associate Business Managers
    Nicole Fabien
    Dina Pino
    Shirley Kim-Soo
    Production Administrator
    Maryse Tellier
    Senior Manager
    Wilma Alexander
    Senior Series producer
    Jo-Ann Demers
    Executive Director, Documentary Programming (CBC)
    Mark Starowicz
    Senior Director, TV Information, French Services (RADIO-CANADA)
    Jean Pelletier
    Executive Producers
    Michael Claydon
    Peter John Ingles