The Current "I invoked cultural appropriation in the context of literature and writing only": Hal Niedzviecki

"I invited Indigenous writers into my house so to speak and I insulted them and I absolutely apologize for that." Writer Hal Niedzviecki regrets using the term "cultural appropriation" in a recent column for Write magazine but says writers shouldn't limit themselves to what they know. The response to his article by the Canadian media prompted a heated conversation about free speech ...
  • 2017
  • 00:19:22
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/30/2017

World's Toughest Fixes 20-Ton Eye

How do we see far off galaxies, discover new planets and stars and study the secrets hidden in space? Riley goes to Chile to visit the world's largest, most advanced optical combined telescope, which provides astrophysicists with some of the answers to questions about the Big Bang, the nature of matter and the origins of the universe. But at the ...
  • 2008
  • 00:47:28
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/09/2017

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Pirates: Adventures in Art A Balancing Act

The Pirates brave narrow paths and rickety bridges to get to the top of a high mountain so Leo can check in on a friend’s mobile museum. When Krank and his minions arrive the pirates’ escape route becomes blocked with the collapse of the rope bridge! They use their new-found knowledge of the movement and balance of mobiles to create ...
  • 2011
  • 00:12:49
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - December 2013 A Look Back at International News 2013

Touching on just a few of the memorable stories that made the international news in 2013, we start with a shocking bomb attack at the Boston marathon that ended in a gripping four-day manhunt. Then there is the epic story of a man who has so far eluded capture, Edward Snowden, a former National Security Agency contractor who has accused ...
  • 2013
  • 00:16:31
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/2013

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Dot. A Song for Everyone New

Dot and her friends work together to write a song for the Winter Concert that will speak to the entire town, regardless of what holiday they celebrate, but their performance is threatened by a snow storm.
  • 2016
  • 00:11:02
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 09/08/2017

Pirates: Adventures in Art A Yucky Uck Adventure

Bosco Bean, maker of Leo’s favorite candies, Yucky-Ucks, is about to lose his candy store to Queen Conformia, who plans to market her own sweets. His customers have fled since she painted over his iconic portrait with hers, taking care to remove all the island’s art supplies so he couldn’t retaliate. All Bosco has is a few dabs of paint, ...
  • 2011
  • 00:12:49
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Wandering Wenda A: The Annoying Art Ape of an Alberta Art Gallery New

At an Alberta art gallery our amazing heroes accidentally activate an alarm and wordplay a crepe into an amorous ape run amok!
  • 2017
  • 00:08:42
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 08/02/2017

CBC Animation Abracadabra

The film is an allegorical tale cautioning against the dangers of exhausting an indispensable natural resource, here represented by the sun. Frédéric Back has long believed that animation for children should deliver a message in an entertaining manner.
  • 1970
  • 00:09:21
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 02/11/2014

My Brilliant Brain Accidental Genius

George Widener patiently writes down the dates for every Monday in the next 500 years – all 26,000 of them. An autistic savant, George possesses an ‘island of genius’ that enables him to do things an ordinary person would find impossible. To help unlock this enigma, George volunteers to undergo a brain scan – something most savants are too disabled ...
  • 2007
  • 00:47:10
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/27/2016

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News in Review - February 2002 Afghanistan: Telling the Story

Foreign correspondents, like all journalists, are storytellers. They are our eyes and ears to world events. In the age of television, their jobs, especially in dangerous and violent conflicts, have taken on many new dimensions. Understanding how they do their work, what issues and challenges they face as journalists and how their reports affect our awareness of events is fundamental ...
  • 2002
  • 00:13:10
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/2002

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