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

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

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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Doc Zone Africa on the Move: The Modern Warrior (Part 3 of 4)

Nairobi, Kenya's energetic capital, is home to a massive influx of immigrants, exiles and dreamers. This metropolis of skyscrapers and slums is the backdrop for an absorbing tale of two clashing worlds. Perhaps no one understands the fragile intersection between traditional and modern life better than Moses ole Samante. An ambitious young Maasai, he runs a successful safari business from ...
  • 2010
  • 00:43:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/20/2013

CBC Animation All Nothing

For too long, we have held the mistaken belief that the world was created entirely for our benefit. As countless plant and animal species become extinct, our generous planet has little left to offer: clean water and lush forests are becoming increasingly rare. The film ends, however, on a positive note: Frédéric Back cherishes the hope that future generations will ...
  • 1978
  • 00:10:59
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 12/07/2013

Crash Gallery Alter Egos and Ready-mades

The third episode of Crash Gallery brings together three completely disparate artists — Meaghan Kennedy, a piñata maker; tattoo artist Jeremy Glen; and Avis O'Brien, a traditional Haida weaver — to create self-portraits and reckon with their alter egos.
  • 2015
  • 00:21:48
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/12/2016

CBC | Radio-Canada Documentary Another Kind Of Circus

In the 1970s, street entertainers became popular in Quebec, particularly in Montreal, with its flourishing bohemian arts scene. In 1981, a group of talented clowns helped form the École de cirque du Québec. Little did they know they were sowing the seeds of an entertainment giant: Cirque du Soleil. Founded in 1984 as an enthusiastic amateur troupe, Cirque du Soleil ...
  • 2011
  • 00:51:52
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 09/20/2013

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 ...
  • 2016
  • 01:53:03
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/10/2016

8th Fire At the Crossroads

At the close of the series, we meet young Aboriginals preparing to change the future, determined to light the 8th Fire and build a new relationship with Canada. A fascinating range of artists, activists and business people take us through ways to shed the colonial past and build new pathways in education and economic development. This is all in pursuit ...
  • 2012
  • 00:43:19
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013