Art and reconciliation
  • 2016
  • 01:53:03
  • 13-14

Cross Country Checkup
Art and reconciliation

The Secret Path is a powerful film about an Indigenous boy who dies escaping a residential school. Does art — films, books and music — offer the best path to heal historical wrongs? Guests include Joseph Boyden, award-winning author of Three Day Road, The Orenda and most recently the novella Wenjack; Susan Aglukark, Inuk singer and songwriter; Ry Moran, Director of the National Centre for ...
  • Added on: 11/10/2016
As You Like It
  • 1983
  • 02:39:00
  • 13-14

CBC Drama Special
As You Like It

This delightful romantic comedy, lavishly staged by the Stratford Festival, has been a favourite with audiences throughout the centuries. In this acclaimed production John Hirsch directs Roberta Maxwell and Rosemary Dunsmore as Rosalind and Celia, with Andrew Gillies as Orlando and Nicholas Pennell as Jaques. Pitting young love against the vanity of the court, the fairytale play tells the familiar ...
  • Added on: 06/14/2013
Elizabeth Rex
  • 2003
  • 01:30:43
  • 15-17

CBC Drama Special
Elizabeth Rex

William Shakespeare and his company of actors are brought together with the formidable Queen Elizabeth I in a remarkable encounter on the night of April 22, 1616, hours before the execution of Elizabeth’s former lover, Essex. Through the course of the evening, actor Ned Lowenscroft, famous for his female roles in Sharkespeare’s plays, very touchingly teaches the Queen to be ...
  • Added on: 06/14/2013
Exhibitionists, Season 1, Episode 2
  • 2015
  • 00:21:49
  • 13-14

Exhibitionists
Exhibitionists, Season 1, Episode 2

This episode on resistance opens with Salman Rushdie reading selected lyrics from hip hop icon Drake and street dance crew BUCC N FLVR shows off their krumping moves. Plus video collective The Creators Bureau looks at how people from battle-scarred parts of the world talk about how important movies were to them.
  • Added on: 11/08/2016
Farley Mowat
  • 1997
  • 00:47:05
  • 13-14

Life and Times
Farley Mowat

With a career that began at age 14 when he wrote a column on birds for a local newspaper, Farley Mowat has gone on to sell 18 million books in 24 languages. We visit Mowat, the author, traveller and activist who has made a permanent home for himself on best-seller lists writing novels that spring from a natural-born love of ...
  • Added on: 06/14/2013
Hamlet
  • 2016
  • 01:55:53
  • 15-17

Stratford Festival
Hamlet New

A ghostly visitor with a shocking secret, a daughter devastated by loss, a deadly duel – and the most famous question in all of drama. Just some of the reasons why Shakespeare’s iconic tragedy will hold you spellbound. This Stratford Festival production stars Jonathan Goad as Hamlet, Adrienne Gould as Ophelia and Tom Rooney as Polonius. Directed by Antoni Cimolino, ...
  • Added on: 02/21/2017
IF the Poet
  • 2015
  • 00:44:23
  • 13-14

Firsthand
IF the Poet Classroom Favourites

IF the Poet is the compelling, against-all-odds story of Ian French, a.k.a. IF, from his humiliating slam poetry debut at age 50, to representing English-speaking Canada at The World Cup of Poetry in Paris, France just five years later. It's an unfiltered trip into the mesmerizing heart of competitive slam poetry, pitting IF against the best poets in the world and ...
  • Added on: 11/20/2015
Margaret Atwood: A Canadian Novelist
  • 2000
  • 00:13:26
  • 13-14

News in Review - November 2000
Margaret Atwood: A Canadian Novelist

Margaret Atwood's latest novel, The Blind Assassin, which won the internationally prestigious Booker Prize and at the time of this writing was nominated for the Governor General's Award for literature, is the point of departure for reviewing the career of one of Canada's leading novelists. As a strong model of Canadian literature and a major player on the literary scene ...
Michel Tremblay's Les Belles-soeurs
  • 1977
  • 01:41:53
  • 15-17

CBC Drama Special
Michel Tremblay's Les Belles-soeurs

Germaine, a Montreal housewife, has won a million Gold Star stamps (stamps given out by grocery stores, which customers stuck into little booklets and exchanged for goods like barbecues and lawn chairs) and has invited all the women she knows to come over and help her stick them into the booklets. As they stick, the women discuss the men in ...
  • Added on: 07/24/2015
Mordecai Richler: Stirring Emotions
  • 1992
  • 00:11:02
  • 13-14

News in Review - May 1992
Mordecai Richler: Stirring Emotions

Richler's statements in his book about the supposed plight of Anglo-Quebeckers created controversy inside and outside Quebec. This controversy is the catalyst for highlighting key issues in the constitutional debate.