In the past two years, Canada has welcomed over 45,000 refugees. While many have arrived through government agencies, thousands have been welcomed through private sponsorship- a program that is uniquely Canadian and and one that has quickly become an inspiration around the world. In Canada’s private sponsorship model, groups of Canadians band together to truly make a difference. They help overseas refugees make their way to Canada and help them adjust to a new life in a new land. Private sponsorship is about people helping people across cultures and around the globe.
Borderless is an observational documentary TV series by Wavelength Entertainment that will showcase the inspirational stories that arise from this uniquely Canadian initiative. The series will begin by following the dedicated staff of the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) in Saskatoon, a faith-based organization that helps facilitate private sponsorships. The MCC provides guidance and connects willing sponsors with overseas refugees. In each episode, we will meet a different group of Canadians who have come together and approached the MCC, hoping to make a difference. We will follow their own journey, one that involves organizing, fundraising, and finding a suitable home for the sponsored family to live in. We will follow their initial meeting at the airport when the refugees finally land in Canada, an anxious and emotional day for everyone involved. We will learn of the newcomers' own history and journey. In the days and weeks that follow, their sponsors try to meet their needs and show them the basics of life in Canada. It can be a challenging and rewarding time. Private sponsors are responsible for helping the former refugees adjust and gain independence by the end of their first year in Canada. Most often, it becomes a deep cross-cultural relationship that lasts much longer than that.
Each episode of Borderless will highlight a different group of sponsors and refugees brought together with the help of the MCC. The series itself aims to make a difference by going beyond the news headlines of the refugee crisis to inspire, educate, and entertain, while at the same time showcasing and spreading the word about Canada's life-changing refugee sponsorship program that has become a role model around the globe.
Genius Factory is a feature documentary that is sure to shock and anger.
It is a powerful, never before told story of a mad billionaire with god-like delusions, who tried to create a super-race with the hopes of saving humanity. He felt that unintelligent people were breeding too often and smart people weren't breeding enough, so he decided to do something about it. Today, 30 years later, the children of his Nazi-like eugenics experiment walk the streets of America as adults. These super babies seem normal enough; they have careers and they are starting their own families.
For those who know their secret, there is a hidden struggle to understand who they are and why they came to be. They struggle to understand if the Genius Factory rewarded them, or condemned them. What happened at the Genius Factory is known as the greatest genetic experiment in human history and we've yet to find out the results. The founder is dead, the sperm bank is closed, and the records were burned. But now, for the first time, people who worked at the bank are ready to talk, the genius children are going to meet each other and find out who their fathers are. Never has there been an opportunity to see if playing God actually worked, and never before has nature vs nurture ever been tested like this.
by Jeffery Straker from the album - "Dirt Road Confessional"
(Acronym/Universal Canada) May 2017
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Video Production Wavelength Entertainment, Regina
Saskatchewan Producer: Chris Triffo
Directors: Steve Allen / Chris Triffo
Editor: Trevor Aikman Song
produced by: Brad Prosko & Murray Pulver
Songwriter: Jeffery Straker
"Boomtowners" plunges into a modern-day "gold rush" that's attracting thousands of people from all over the country to the Bakken, a region of North Dakota. An oil boom has turned the area into the epicenter of a white-hot industrial revolution, but a rise in jobs has also led to a surge in population and living costs. Experience this phenomenon first-hand through the eyes of newcomers and longtime residents trying to make a living there in this groundbreaking new docu-series about tapping into the American dream.
CONTACT: JEFF STECYK
1-(604) 506 7646
RELEASE DATE: FEBRUARY 25.
"I Wanna Go Back There"
by Jeffery Straker from the album - "North Star Falling"
Since the first patent was issued over 500 years ago, inventors from around the world have been trying to build "the next big thing" and become rich in the process. But for every brilliant creation, there are thousands that never get off the drawing board. However, not all failed inventions are indeed failures. The Re-Inventors follows Matt Hunter and Jeremy MacPherson as they dig up original patent designs from historys lost inventions and, for the first known time build them, test them, and try to make them work. Some designs will crash and burn, but a few others might actually prove brilliant when given a chance. Armed with blow torches and history books, they take us through the strange and entertaining world of invention, proving human beings will try to build just about anything.
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