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BREAKING RANKS EXAMINES THE CURRENT PHENOMENA OF US SOLDIERS SEEKING REFUGE IN CANADA as part of their resistance to the war effort in Iraq. The film combines the gripping personal stories of young soldiers with political, cultural and historical analysis of the issues their actions raise for Canadians and the world.

“The film is brilliant. I was a Bush-loving, war-supporting conservative until your film, and tonight it has made me think again about my view.” — Carol Gould, London, UK

Format: Digital Video, Colour, English
Running Time: One Broadcast Hour
Writer/Director: Michelle Mason
Editor: Mandy Leith
Composer: Peter Allen
Executive Producer: Rina Fraticelli (NFB)
Producer(s): Trish Dolman, Leah Mallen
Co-Producer(s): Lauren Grant, Karina O’Sullivan, Tracey Friesen (NFB)
A Screen Siren Pictures Production in Co-Production with the National Film Board of Canada for Global Television
Produced in Association with: Cypress Park Productions
Produced with the participation of: the Canadian Television Fund created by the Government of Canada and the Canadian cable industry CTF: Licence Fee Program, Rogers Documentary Fund and with the assistance of The Government of Canada Film or Video Production Tax Credit Program, the Province of British Columbia Film Incentive BC.
Developed with the participation of: British Columbia Film, The Canadian Independent Film and Video Fund and with the financial participation of Rogers Telefund.

Visit the Breaking Ranks website.

FESTIVALS & AWARDS

Awards & Nominations

  • Part of Global Current’s Gemini award for “Best Documentary Series”
  • Nominated for Best Documentary or Series – History/Biography/Social/Political, Documentary: Best Director and Documentary: Best Picture Editing, Leo Awards – Vancouver, BC
  • Nominated in the Documentary – Social/Political category, Golden Sheaf Awards – Yorkton, SK

Festivals

2008 Screenings

  • 2008 Roma Fiction Festival – Rome, Italy
  • 2008 Social Justice Film Festival – White Rock, BC Canada
  • 2008 Open Cinemas – Victoria, BC Canada

2007 Screenings

  • 2007 SF DocFest – San Francisco, USA
  • 2007 Sheffield Doc/Fest – Sheffield, England
  • 2007 Leo Awards Film Festival – Vancouver, BC Canada
  • 2007 Yorkton Short Film & Video Festival – Yortkon, SK Canada
  • 2007 Our Island, Our World Film Festival – Salt Spring Island, BC Canada

2006 Screenings

  • 2006 Montréal World Film Festival – Montréal, Canada
  • 2006 Calgary International Film Festival – Calgary, Canada
  • 2006 Vancouver Amnesty Film Festival – Vancouver, Canada
  • 2006 Victoria Amnesty Film Festival – Victoria, Canada

MEDIA ITEMS

Read reviews for Breaking Ranks: NBC News First

SALES INFO

TV Sales | Canada

Screen Siren Pictures Inc
Suite 300, 291 East 2nd Avenue, Vancouver, BC, Canada V5T 1B8
Phone: (604) 687-7591 | Fax: (604) 687-4937
info@screensiren.ca

TV Sales | US

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P.O. Box 6100 Station Centre-Ville, Montreal, Quebec Canada H3C 3H5
Phone: 1 800 267-7710 or (514) 283-9000 (Montreal area)
international@nfb.ca
www.nfb.ca/contacts/

Screen Siren Pictures Inc
Suite 300, 291 East 2nd Avenue, Vancouver, BC, Canada V5T 1B8
Phone: (604) 687-7591 | Fax: (604) 687-4937
info@screensiren.ca

TV Sales | World

The National Film Board of Canada Sales and Customer Services
P.O. Box 6100 Station Centre-Ville, Montreal, Quebec Canada H3C 3H5
Phone: 1 800 267-7710 or (514) 283-9000 (Montreal area)
international@nfb.ca
www.nfb.ca/contacts/

DVD Sales

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A Screen Siren Pictures Production in Co-Production with the National Film Board of Canada for Global Television. Produced in Association with Cypress Park Productions.

Produced with the participation of the Canadian Television Fund created by the Government of Canada and the Canadian cable industry CTF: License Fee Program, Rogers Documentary Fund and with the assistance of The Government of Canada Film or Video Production Tax Credit Program and the Province of British Columbia Film Incentive BC. Produced in Association with Knowledge Network. Developed with the participation of British Columbia Film, the Canadian Independent Film and Video Fund and with the financial participation of Rogers Telefund.