Documentary: Degrassi In Haiti

Ever since an earthquake devastated Haiti 2 years ago, the country has been struggling to get back on its feet. Despite major donations from various parts of the world, there is still a lack of housing, and poverty is rampant.

Last summer, several Degrassi cast members made their annual Free the Children trip to Haiti. They were given the task to build a new playground for children in a local community. As always, a half hour documentary was filmed about the cast’s experiences.

Degrassi In Haiti premiered on Much Music last month, and is available to watch online at MuchMusic.com.

For those of you who live outside of Canada, a lovely person has posted the documentary on YouTube. Check it out – Part 1, Part 2, Part 3.


Photo Update: Degrassi In India Screencaps


I uploaded over 100 screencaps from the Degrassi In India documentary to the photo gallery! As always, you guys are welcome to use these however you’d like. Click here to see the full album!


Tonight on Much Music: Degrassi In India

I just wanted to remind you guys that if you are in Canada, make sure you watch the Degrassi In India documentary tonight on Much Music. It will be airing at 8pm ET as well as earlier in the afternoon at 3:30pm (if you’re going to be busy tonight). I’m sure it’ll be online shortly as well, and I’ll post a link as soon as I find it.

I also wanted to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas!! I hope you all have a safe and happy holiday season. Lots of new stuff will be coming to Degrassi-Fans.com in the new year, including a brand new podcast! I’ll update you more on that soon.
Happy Holidays!!

EDIT: You can now watch Degrassi In India on Youtube (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3).


Degrassi In India Preview

As we reported earlier, Degrassi In India will premiere on Dec. 24th at 8pm ET on Much Music. Here is the 2 minute preview of what we can look forward to in the documentary. Looks like it was a very emotional trip!


Degrassi In India: Premieres This Christmas

Much Music issued a press release today for their holiday programming, and it included new information about the Degrassi In India documentary special! As many of you are aware, the cast of Degrassi travelled to India earlier this year with Free the Children. A documentary was made about the trip. This is the 3rd Degrassi Free the Children documentary; the others being taking place in Kenya and Ecuador. According to the press release, Degrassi In India will premiere on Christmas Eve at 8pm on Much Music. No air date for TeenNick is yet known. Here is how the press release described the documentary:

DEGRASSI IN INDIA
Premieres Friday, Dec. 24 at 8 p.m. ET (30 min.)

DEGRASSI IN INDIA follows 14 cast members on a real life journey to a tiny village in rural India. They set out to help a community build a school with Free the Children where they are reminded to appreciate their friends, family, and fortunate lives. Watch as DEGRASSI’s Gemini award-winning actors depart on an adventure like no other.


Behind the Halls of Degrassi Special

Last night’s behind the scenes Much Music special is now on Youtube for those of you who weren’t able to watch it. The above video is the first part, and here is Part 2 and Part 3.


Halls of Degrassi – Tonight on Much!

Tonight Much Music is airing a new Degrassi special entitled “Halls of Degrassi.” This behind the scenes look follows Much VJ Tim Deegan as he visits the set of Degrassi and gives you a sneak peek of whats to come. According to Stephen Stohn, the special features Charlotte Arnold, Landon Liboiron, Munro Chambers, Jessica Tyler, Alicia Josipovic, Melinda Shankar, Raymond Ablack and Luke Bilyk! I can’t wait to see it. Premieres tonight at 7:30pm ET on Much Music and don’t forget to watch the new episode an hour later at 9!