‘Hold Your Fire’ was to air in October. CBC decided to pull it the day before because it was concerned the documentary was too powerful to risk the chance of showing it during the ongoing trial in Toronto of the officer charged in the shooting death of Sammy Yatim. The jury in that trial is expected to be either deliberating or have made their decision when the documentary airs. (The documentary’s trailer will be accessible through the links in the attached PDF as soon as the jury has been charged.)
We’ll be talking about the doc and the issues it raises live on Twitter using the hashtags #HoldYourFire and #CBCFirsthand beginning at 6 pm ET on January 14th.