Vigilance Productions Inc is pleased to announce the World Premiere of Martin Himel’s film “THE ARREST”.

The Arrest premieres Tuesday May 26th 2020 at 9pm on TVO and tvo.org.

Andres, a 68 year old Canadian law-abiding grandfather was beaten and arrested by a police officer while his neighbour’s house was on fire. His crime? He refused to go back into his Toronto house because the gas main could blow up.

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For the first time, a film crew goes undercover and infiltrates ISIS

In this World Exclusive by filmmaker Martin Himel, two undercover investigators lure ISIS into revealing the recruiting secrets.

We show what no one has shown before - real time recruitment of Western men and women to ISIS. We also profile and interview an ISIS recruiter.

Like the finest spy story, Himel ’s film begins with the training of two brave young peopl...


CBC Documentary Channel 

Premiered April 9th 2017

Canadian Malka Rosenbaum discovers she has a sister born in the Holocaust. Where is she? German Juergen Ulloth finds out he has a different Father, an American WW2 soldier. Who is he? We follow their common search, as they discover the Secrets hidden from them about  their past.

Secrets of Survival has been entered by CBC Canada for the HotDocs and Tribeca Film Festivals.

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Martin Himel is a Television director, producer and senior correspondent.

Through his two production companies

Elsash Productions Ltd, &

Vigilance Productions Inc.

he has produced major television series, ground-breaking documentaries and news coverage for major American, Canadian and European broadcasters... 

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PBS Newshour
First broadcast on PBS Newshour. Behind the frontlines in Iraq with the all-female unit within the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK. The women are on the front lines of a fierce battle against the Islamic State. Some of them are widows; their husbands were killed in operations against the Turkish military. Should America decide to back the PKK, it would mean upsetting the USA's longtime ally, Turkey.

PBS Newshour
Nearly nine years after Brett, a US army veteran, served his last mission in Iraq, he came back. This time he was not fighting for the US army, but as a volunteer for Kurdish Peshmerga forces. For Brett, it was an ideological decision. "Most people don't understand what persecution is," says Brett. He is a devout Christian, and felt compelled to help the Kurds achieve freedom from the tyranny of Islamic State.

NBC News
First broadcast on NBC. Although fearful of change, North Korea is resigned to the fact that without adapting, change will ultimately invade and possibly defeat the regime.  Himel takes an unprecedented tour of hospitals and schools that lack the fundamental basics to provide health care and education and meets a man who escaped from the Gulag to South Korea.

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