Three Choices to Watch Tonight (Actually Right Now)

RISE: An original doc about the Canadian women’s national soccer team on their way to the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015. Why you should watch it: The team came in dead last at the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2011, but nine months later medalled at the London 2012 Olympic Games. This comeback and other achievements of the team over the past three years, plus the work of award-winning documentary filmmaker Bobbi Jo Hart should make for a great film, even for non-fans. Where to see it: Tonight on TSN and TSN GO at 7:30 pm et/4:30 pm pt. Also Sunday at Noon et on CTV.

The Great Canadian Debates, where tonight’s topic is democratic reform. At the Canadian War Museum (!) in Ottawa, Andrew Coyne of The  National Post goes up against John Pepall, author of Against Reform.  Why you should watch it: How can you be against reform? Find out how things like recalls, an elected Senate, and fixed election dates might not be such good ideas as they sound. Bruce Hyer, Deputy Leader of the Green Party of Canada and MP, will be there. Where to see it: Live on CPAC at 7:00 pm et.

Cheese: One of this week’s short films in the National Screen Institute’s Online Short Film Festival. In this five-minute comedy, a bullying cheese shop counterman and a nervous, low-information customer let themselves get locked into an intense but ultimately silly and pointless struggle. Creator Hannah Cheesman says her last name certainly helped her score the location for her $750, shot-in-one-night-film. Why you should watch it: It’s just plain funny. Where to see it: Below!

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