Monday, April 2, 2012 | Categories: Coming Up |
Monday, April 2
THE ENRIGHT FILES - The Right to Die
In the wake of last month's report of a select committee of the Quebec National Assembly that the Government should legalize medically supervised euthanasia, Michael Enright revisits conversations he has had with Balfour Mount, the founder of palliative care, and a group of doctors, nurses, ethicists and advocates about what we mean by a good death and the right to die.
Tuesday, April 3
Vincent Van Gogh may be the most famous artist of the modern era. For historian Modris Eksteins, he is a symbol for the twentieth century and for today. Eksteins talks to Paul Kennedy about art, forgery, Nazis, truth and certainty.
Wednesday, April 4
THE POWER OF COLOUR, Part 1
Red is passion and lust, courage and sacrifice. Blue is happy, or sad, or - in German - drunk. In India, yellow is said to have been made from the urine of cows, force-fed mango leaves. Cindy Bisaillon looks into the history, psychology, art, music and spirituality of colour. She uncovers the mysteries of the purple tears of sea snails, the vibrant orange of a Stradivarius violin, and the green that killed Napoleon. Part 2 airs Wednesday, April 11.
Thursday, April 5
BURYING THE DEAD
The collapse of Yugoslavia in 1991 led to war in the region, most significantly over Bosnia. In 1992, twenty years ago, the capital city, Sarajevo, came under relentless siege from the Serb army in the surrounding hills. For four years, artillery and snipers terrorized the city. When it was over, the job of remaking a city, a country, began. Philip Coulter's documentary looks at the legacy of the past and the challenges for the future.