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CBC Docs POV The Caregivers’ Club

Relatives of dementia victims call themselves members of "the club no one wants to join." The Caregivers' Club follows three families on a devastating but ultimately inspiring journey thousands of families will be forced to take as Canada ages. Their stories go far beyond the practical problems of navigating the healthcare system, and into the psychological challenges of coping with the deterioration ...
  • 2018
  • 00:44:13
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/16/2018

CBC Short Docs Declutter

Reflecting on the long-term impact the residential school experience has had on her family, filmmaker Madison Thomas begins to understand why her mother is always cleaning. This short film gives insight into not only intergenerational trauma, but also intergenerational strength.
  • 2017
  • 00:04:42
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/16/2018

News in Review - December 2017 Crisis on Campus: Mental Health Demands Surge

There’s an increasing demand for mental health services on college and university campuses across Canada. That’s because the latest statistics show that one in five post-secondary students suffers from some kind of mental health issue. It can range from feeling overwhelmed to depression and suicidal thoughts. The number of students seeking counselling is multiplying so fast, colleges and universities are ...
  • 2017
  • 00:12:48
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/20/2017

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News in Review - December 2017 The Forgotten Soldier: Helping Veterans with PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may be better understood these days, but those who have it often still suffer alone. Jim Lowther served in the Canadian Army, but when he left the service he found his nightmares still dogged him. His search for help brought him to others who were also suffering. So Lowther launched VETS Canada – a network of ...
  • 2017
  • 00:12:24
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/20/2017

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CBC Docs POV Inseparable: Ten Years Joined at the Head

Tatiana and Krista Hogan are extraordinary little girls. Conjoined twins are a rarity, but those joined at the head, craniopagus twins, are the rarest of all — one in 2.5 million. But it is the structure of their brains that makes them unique in the world. They have the astonishing ability to see through each others’ eyes, feel what the ...
  • 2017
  • 00:44:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/06/2017

CBC Short Docs Night Strike

Night Strike is the extraordinary story of Johnny Tai, a totally blind and partially deaf crisis counsellor and martial artist living in Richmond, B.C. For Johnny, a life that may appear simple and ordinary is in fact a triumph, not only for the obstacles presented by his blindness but for his courage in overcoming a legacy of family violence.
  • 2017
  • 00:12:38
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/04/2017

CBC Docs POV Sickboy

Follow 29-year-old yoga instructor Jeremie Saunders as he lives openly with cystic fibrosis (CF) and looks for ways to remove the stigma attached to chronic illness and disease. Jeremie has grown up in Halifax dealing with CF, with a daily routine that involves using an atomizer and taking dozens of prescription pills. But he keeps a positive outlook and chooses ...
  • 2017
  • 00:44:12
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/30/2017

CBC Short Docs Twilight Dancers

A group of Indigenous teenagers from Pimicikamak Cree Nation use square dancing to help heal from the trauma of a suicide epidemic in their remote Manitoba community.
  • 2017
  • 00:16:36
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/27/2017

Small Talk Goodness

This episode of Small Talk looks at the idea of morality, more specifically the importance of being a good person and why it’s important to be one.
  • 2017
  • 00:02:20
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 11/20/2017

Small Talk Mistakes

This episode of Small Talk looks at the role that making mistakes in one’s life plays, how we can learn from them and the importance of making them.
  • 2017
  • 00:02:05
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 11/20/2017

Small Talk Our World

In this Small Talk episode, kids share their thoughts on the planet as a whole and how we as people can improve it.
  • 2017
  • 00:02:11
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 11/20/2017

Small Talk Life

This Small Talk episode explores the meaning of life, how to live one that is fulfilling and what that means.
  • 2017
  • 00:02:26
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 11/20/2017

Small Talk Fears

This episode of Small Talk looks at the idea of fears, how to face them and why it’s helpful to face them.
  • 2017
  • 00:02:07
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 11/20/2017

Small Talk Growing Up

This episode of Small Talk looks at the differences between being a kid vs. being an adult and weighs the pros and cons of each.
  • 2017
  • 00:02:18
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 11/20/2017

The Fifth Estate Cross Lake: "This Is Where I Live"

Last winter, five young people killed themselves in the northern Indigenous community of Cross Lake, Manitoba. In the weeks that followed 140 more attempted suicide. Cross Lake declared a state of emergency. The Fifth Estate went to Cross Lake to find out why and spent nine months there, talking to people, filming – and giving young people their own cameras to tell ...
  • 2017
  • 00:59:24
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/26/2017

CBC Short Docs Babe, I Hate to Go

A migrant worker splits his time between farm work in Canada and his family back home in Top Hill, Jamaica. Sudden news of a terminal illness forces him to question his future and his ability to continue working. Facing mortality, he struggles to accept his condition and decides to protect his family from the knowledge of his diagnosis.
  • 2017
  • 00:18:28
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 09/15/2017

CBC Short Docs Walk Good

In this stirring portrait, a grieving mother reconciles her life after each of her three children is murdered in three separate and unrelated shootings. As a single mother, Carol Roache understood the myriad of complex and deadly struggles that black youth face each day, and she carefully prepared her children for the world that awaited them. She raised them to ...
  • 2016
  • 00:12:02
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 08/03/2017

Studio K Wrong Chair

Mr. Orlando has trouble adjusting to a change in his routine.
  • 2017
  • 00:02:11
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 08/01/2017

Studio K Why is Gary Jealous?

Gary has a hard time handling Cottonball's success.
  • 2017
  • 00:03:11
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 08/01/2017

Studio K Why is Gary Mad?

Some feelings are hard to manage, even for the super-positive Gary.
  • 2017
  • 00:03:03
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 08/01/2017

Firsthand Kosher Love

Kosher Love looks at the search for true love and bible-instructed marriage in the orthodox / Hasidic world as it pushes back against an ever encroaching, wired, secular world and its idea of momentary, selfish love.
  • 2017
  • 00:44:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/28/2017

Firsthand Lost on Arrival: Me, the Mounties & PTSD

The lifetime prevalence of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in war journalists is 28.6% — 3.5 times the general population. In 2014, longtime CBC journalist Curt Petrovich was diagnosed with PTSD. This insightful film captures his courageous efforts to rebuild himself from the inside out. From running marathons to experimental MDMA treatments, Curt tries anything to stop the traumatic images ...
  • 2017
  • 00:44:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/11/2017

Documentary Welcome to F.L. (with English subtitles)

Welcome to F.L. offers a candid portrait of the smart, passionate and reflective students at a typical Quebec high school, as they reach the end of their teenage years and contemplate the lives that lie ahead for them.
  • 2015
  • 01:14:11
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/07/2017

CBC Short Docs Thunder Blanket, Episode 5

Having recovered from her mastectomy and with only the final rounds of chemotherapy remaining, the end appears to be in sight for Roxann. But complications arise when she is rushed back to the hospital with a surgical infection that baffles her doctors. Despite these constant setbacks, Roxann eagerly awaits the festival premiere of her first short film. With her doctors ...
  • 2016
  • 00:15:29
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/22/2017

CBC Short Docs Thunder Blanket, Episode 4

Frustrated by the lack of answers from her doctors, and the apparent failure of chemotherapy, Roxann is persuaded to undergo a double mastectomy in hopes of removing the cancer from her body once and for all. The procedure quickly becomes a source of tremendous anxiety, confusion and humiliation for Roxann. More palpable solace comes from the traditional healers, who help ...
  • 2016
  • 00:14:26
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/22/2017