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This May, Sundance Channel (Canada) offers its audiences the Canadian premiere of the documentary series Big Ideas for a Small Planet, the exclusive second season premiere of the award-winning British series Land Girls. Also Sundance Channel presents exclusive coverage of the 64th Cannes Film Festival.

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Big Ideas for a Small Planet premieres Tuesday, May 3 at 8 p.m.
A half-hour documentary series focusing on important environmental topics, Big Ideas for a Small Planet profiles some of the entrepreneurs, scientists and designers who are using innovative new approaches to sustainability. From alternative fuel to green building techniques, each episode explores a green approach to important daily practices. Each episode introduces viewers to new people who are committing to sustainability and using their own creative means, from an activist group that creates urban gardens in the dead of night to a sportsman that creates racing bikes made from bamboo. The series demonstrates that alternative ways of thinking may have the power to transform our lives and help all of us to rise to the challenge of reducing our environmental impact.

Land Girls (Season 2) premieres Monday, May 2 at 8 p.m.
Named “Best Daytime Programme” at the 2010 Broadcast Awards and “Best Drama” at the Royal Television Society Awards, this British television series lands in Canada for a five-part second season on Sundance Channel. Set in the Women’s Land Army during WWII, season one of the series followed four different girls doing their part for Britain during the war effort of the 1940s as they left home and adapted to their new surroundings. Taking on jobs left behind by the men in the armed forces, the girls began some hard work on the run-down Pasture Farm of the Hoxley estate. In Season Two, some changes are evident at the farm, and the manor house is now commandeered by the Americans. A new girl, the brash Connie Carter (Seline Hizli) has arrived to join the others and causes problems straight away. While the girls continue to live their lives through some very challenging circumstances, their goal remains to serve their country and help win the war. With laughter and tears along the way, they help each other through hardships, love and devastation.


Airing in over 25 countries and exclusively in Canada on Sundance Channel, Sundance Channel Global and Cinémoi presents all the stars, all the glamour and all the magic from the 64th Cannes Film Festival. Host Jonathan Ross gives an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the keystone of the festival circuit and one of the largest public showcases for films, directors and movie stars. With the beautiful backdrop of the French Riviera the series will offer Sundance Channel viewers seven 30-minute episodes starting to air at 7:30 nightly from May 16 to the 27 (episodes will repeat through the schedule).

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Stolen (2010) premieres Friday, May 6 at 10 p.m.
After a 50-year-old mummified corpse is unearthed at a construction site, a small-town police officer works to uncover the identity of the murdered boy while dealing with the disappearance of his own son eight years earlier. As he embarks on his investigation, the striking similarities between both cases threaten his sanity as he finds the events leading to both crimes and the horrible truth behind what happened to his son.

The Possession of David O’Reilly (2010) premieres Saturday, May 28 at 9 p.m.
Based on actual events, a young couple discovers a demonic presence in their London home, tormenting them and their friends over the span of a few nights.

The Debt (2011) premieres Monday, May 9 at 9 p.m.
In 1965, three former Mossad agents fabricate a story about the capturing and death of a notorious Nazi war criminal. Former agent Rachel Singer (Helen Mirren) has since become a beloved Israeli writer for her book on these documented events. Now, 35 years later, a small Ukrainian town’s newspaper prints that the criminal is still alive. With their reputations on the line, the agents decide to investigate the truth, prepared to complete their assignment from decades ago.

Once More With Feeling (2009) premieres Sunday, May 22 at 9 p.m.
Frank Gregorio (Chazz Palminteri) is a successful psychiatrist, faithful husband, dedicated father and doting grandfather on the verge of a midlife crisis. After being introduced to karaoke by one of his patients, Frank rediscovers his love for music and long-suppressed dream of becoming a professional singer. Both nostalgic and contemporary, the story follows the lives of several generations of the Gregorio family as they live happily and fully, despite of themselves.


Midnight Snack highlights films that have earned a loyal cult following over the years. April films include the premiere of White Lightenin’:

White Lightenin’ (2009) premieres Saturday, May 14 at 12 a.m.
A biopic of “dancing outlaw” Jesco White, White Lightenin’ chronicles the life events of one of the last Appalachian mountain dancers. Huffing gasoline and lighter fluid at just six years old, Jesco struggled for years with drug abuse and mental illness until his father, famed mountain dancer D. Ray White, taught him how to dance. After the brutal murder of his father, dancing became an indispensible tool for Jesco as he struggled to overcome his anger and addictions, but the temptation of revenge became too strong.
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