4Real

Thursday, December 25 at 11:30 a.m. on CTV

International rap superstar Mos Def visits the infamous favela (slum) City Of God. Brazil’s #1 rap artist MV Bill speaks to Mos Def and producer Sol Guy as the voiceless youth of the favelas. MV Bill shows them how he’s is using Hip Hop to speak to the youth and empower them with life and community skills. Mos Def and MV Bill discuss the transformative power of Hip Hop culture and perform together in Rio for thousands of fans.

Thursday, December 25 at 11 a.m. on CTV

Joaquin Phoenix goes into the heart of the Amazon Rainforest where the Yawanawa Community is on the rise thanks to the leadership of Tashka and Laura Yawanawa. At 26 years old Tashka Yawanawa became responsible for 500 people and 100,000 hectares of rainforest as Chief of the Yawanawa. Tashka and Laura have managed to double the Yawanawa territory, reinvigorate Yawanawa culture, and establish economically and socially empowering relationships with the outside world.

In 4REAL Peru, Sol Guy takes actress Cameron Diaz high into the Andes mountains of Peru. There, young medicine man Puma Singona, of the Quechua tribe, is keeping his people’s ancient knowledge and wisdom alive. Puma introduces Sol and Cameron to his community, takes them high into the mountains for a winter solstice ceremony, and shows them one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Machu Picchu.

Monday, March 10 at 7 p.m. on CTV

In 4REAL Haiti, Sol Guy takes Flea of the legendary Red Hot Chili Peppers to the hills of Haiti where rural health agent Camseuze Moise provides medical care to thousands of people. Sol and Flea join Camseuze as she travels to villages across the countryside, educating, empowering and saving lives. During his visit, Flea gets right in on the action, weighing babies, making a local dish called Tom Tom, and rocking a health fair with a bass solo the community will never forget.

Tuesday, March 11 at 7 p.m. on CTV

In 4REAL Vancouver, Sol Guy brings one of Hollywood’s finest leading ladies, Eva Mendes, to his hometown to connect with community leader Liz Evans and the Portland Hotel Society. Liz and her 200-person staff at the Portland Hotel Society are on the frontlines of lending dignity and stability to the lives of people living in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, a neighbourhood overwhelmed with homelessness, addiction and disease. Sol and Eva experience their projects first hand and connect with a community of people most often ignored by society.

Wednesday, March 12 at 7 p.m. on CTV

Friday 28 December
7:30 p.m. – 4REAL Kenya

Sol takes hip-hop star K’naan into Kibera, the largest slum in East Africa, to connect with local hero Salim Mohamed. Salim shows them the medical clinic he helps run and the community development soccer program he coordinates for over 4,000 kids. They see beauty and dignity in the most unsuspecting place and are forever changed by Salim’s incredible spirit as he brings education, opportunity and health to a place few people want anything to do with.

Thursday 27 December
7:30 p.m. – 4REAL Liberia

Sol takes music sensation M.I.A. to post war Liberia where they see how child rights advocate Kimmie Weeks is helping young people rebuild their lives and their country. Over the years, Weeks has formed partnerships and led organizations that have provided education to over 1 million students in West Africa, lobbied the disarmament of over 20,000 child soldiers and provided health care to children.

Wednesday 26 December
7:30 p.m. – 4REAL City of God

Sol Guy takes rap superstar and actor Mos Def into the infamous favela (slum) City Of God where they find Brazil’s #1 rap artist MV Bill, who speaks for a voiceless youth of the favelas. MV Bill shows them how he is using hip-hop to speak to the youth and empower them with life and community skills. Mos Def and MV Bill explore the transformative power of hip hop culture and perform together in Rio for thousands of fans.

Tuesday 25 December
7:30 p.m. – 4REAL Yawanawa

Sol Guy takes Joaquin Phoenix (Walk the Line) into the heart of the Amazon Rainforest where the Yawanawa Community is benefiting thanks to the leadership of Tashka and Laura Yawanawa. At 26 years-old, Tashka Yawanawa became responsible for 500 people and 100,000 hectares of rainforest as Chief of the Yawanawa. Tashka and Laura have managed to double the Yawanawa territory, reinvigorate Yawanawa culture, and establish economically and socially empowering relationships with the outside world.

Monday, December 24

7:30 p.m. – This is 4REAL
The documentary series 4REAL follows celebrities as they take epic journeys around the world. This half-hour special is an exclusive interview by CTV’s Seamus O’Regan with 4REAL executive producer and co-creator Sol Guy. Featuring highlights from the complete eight episode series, this intimate conversation allows viewers a special insight into the individual journeys taken by each celebrity and how the experience changed their perspective on the world forever.