Othello: The Tragedy of the Moor
  • 2008
  • 01:29:52
  • 15-17

CBC Drama Special
Othello: The Tragedy of the Moor

Based on William Shakespeare's celebrated play, this television adaptation raises the Bard's riveting drama of love and lust, betrayal and murder to the dizzying heights of a psychological thriller. At the heart of the story are Othello, a noble moor and general, his loving wife Desdemona, his loyal lieutenant Cassio and jealous Iago. Embittered by Othello's promotion of Cassio and ...
  • Added on: 06/14/2013
Pirate's Passage
  • 2015
  • 01:28:15
  • 9-12

Pirate's Passage
Pirate's Passage

Based on the critically acclaimed children’s novel by William Gilkerson (winner of the 2006 Governor General's Award for Children's Literature), this animated film stars one of Canada’s acting legends, Donald Sutherland, who voices the lead character, Captain Johnson. The story is set in 1952 in Grey Rocks, Nova Scotia, a town that was famous 250 years ago as a port for ...
  • Added on: 01/13/2015
Romeo and Juliet
  • 1993
  • 02:42:05
  • 13-14

CBC Drama Special
Romeo and Juliet

The excitement of live theatre comes to the screen in this special Stratford production of Shakespeare's classic love story. Romeo and Juliet meet and fall in love at a masked ball, but their love is doomed by an ancient and unreasonable grudge between their families. Stratford director Richard Monette has set the play in the time of Mussolini's Fascist Italy, ...
  • Added on: 06/14/2013
Sisters in the Wilderness
  • 2003
  • 01:27:06
  • 9-12

The Canadian Experience
Sisters in the Wilderness

In England, they had been rising literary stars: educated, cultured and refined. They were hopelessly unprepared for life in the rough-and-tumble new colony, where it was a wrenching struggle simply to survive. And yet, despite illness and poverty, and at times near starvation, the two women never stopped writing, leaving an unparalleled record of life in early Canada. Their story ...
  • Added on: 06/14/2013
Standing for Africa: The Ideas of Chinua Achebe
  • 2000
  • 00:54:30
  • 15-17

Ideas
Standing for Africa: The Ideas of Chinua Achebe

In 1958, the Nigerian writer Chinua Achebe published one of the first African novels to become an international bestseller in English. His work tells the story of the colonial experience from the perspective of the colonized. He discusses his ideas with CBC producer Sheyfali Saujani.
  • Added on: 02/03/2014
Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town
  • 2012
  • 01:30:21
  • 13-14

Feature Film
Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town

Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town uniquely blends fact with fiction; Stephen Leacock's own life with his literary creation. The elder Stephen Leacock (Gordon Pinsent) is both the narrator of the film and a wry, ghost-like presence in it. His boyhood self, Stephen Leacock (Owen Best) at age 14, and his real parents – Agnes (Jill Hennessy) and Peter (Rick ...
  • Added on: 06/14/2013
The Black Jacobin (Part 1 of 3)
  • 2005
  • 00:54:30
  • 15-17

Ideas
The Black Jacobin (Part 1 of 3)

Novelist, historian, Marxist thinker and pre-eminent figure of the African and Caribbean nationalist movements, C.L.R. James was one of the great minds of the 20th century. David Austin profiles the man who wrote The Black Jacobins, the classic history of the only successful slave revolt in history: the Haitian Revolution, which presaged and influenced the African liberation movements. Part one of ...
  • Added on: 02/03/2014
The Black Jacobin (Part 2 of 3)
  • 2005
  • 00:54:25
  • 15-17

Ideas
The Black Jacobin (Part 2 of 3)

In the second of three parts, Ideas profiles novelist, historian, Marxist thinker and pre-eminent figure of the African and Caribbean nationalist movements C.L.R. James. He was one of the great minds of the 20th century. David Austin profiles the man who wrote The Black Jacobins, the classic history of the only successful slave revolt in history: the Haitian Revolution, which presaged and influenced ...
  • Added on: 02/03/2014
The Black Jacobin (Part 3 of 3)
  • 2005
  • 00:54:28
  • 15-17

Ideas
The Black Jacobin (Part 3 of 3)

In the last of three parts, Ideas profiles novelist, historian, Marxist thinker and pre-eminent figure of the African and Caribbean nationalist movements C.L.R. James. He was one of the great minds of the 20th century. David Austin profiles the man who wrote The Black Jacobins, the classic history of the only successful slave revolt in history: the Haitian Revolution, which presaged and influenced ...
  • Added on: 02/03/2014
The Book of Negroes, Episode 1
  • 2015
  • 00:43:52
  • 13-14

The Book of Negroes
The Book of Negroes, Episode 1

Stolen from Africa, 11-year old Aminata Diallo is enslaved and forced to endure a treacherous journey to America.
  • Added on: 01/16/2015