Ideas The Chosen (Part 2 of 2)

It is an idea that is ancient, and yet time has not dulled its vitality. It is an idea that echoes throughout history, and has inspired genocide — and selfless service to others. It is alive today in the rhetoric of American politicians trumpeting their country's "special role in the world." But it is also alive in the lives of ...
  • 2013
  • 00:54:00
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 02/14/2014

Ideas The Degrowth Paradigm

The degrowth movement is a relatively new contender in the economic and political debates that swirl around humanity's future. Degrowthers believe we need a more modest and sane alternative to the constant pressures of expansion that are destroying the ecological basis of our existence. Author and essayist Richard Swift explores the degrowth alternative, in theory and in practice.
  • 2013
  • 00:54:00
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 08/11/2014

Ideas The Fool's Dilemma

Bertrand Russell said, "the trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure, while the intelligent are full of doubt." Recent research in psychology suggests that our confidence often exceeds our competence. Our brains, researchers claim, take shortcuts and jump to conclusions that flatter us. Can we accurately assess what we know, or are we all subject to the ...
  • 2013
  • 00:53:59
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 02/14/2014

Man Alive The Hero Among Us

The truest hero is the man or woman who risks their own life to save another. What gives them the exceptional courage to behave differently from the rest of us? Peter Downie finds that heroes, in the act of rescue, also satisfy deep needs of their own.
  • 1991
  • 00:27:48
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National The lesson Canada's historic building can learn from the Notre-Dame fire

Some of Canada's oldest buildings are places of worship, much like Notre-Dame Cathedral. Montreal alone has 450 churches that date back to the 1800s or earlier. That history is far less cared for, and far more vulnerable than you might think.
  • 2019
  • 00:02:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/29/2019

Feature Film The Nativity

Ideal for Religious Studies, The Nativity is not simply a retelling of the story of the birth of Jesus. Shot over two years in Morocco, this visually stunning international production explores the search of the Magi, the tyranny of Herod, and the earthly troubles of lowly shepherds. But at its heart, it is about two people — Mary, a young girl frightened ...
  • 2010
  • 01:30:27
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 11/19/2015

News in Review - March 1998 The Pope in Cuba: Church and State

The historic visit of Pope John Paul II to the only Communist state in the Western Hemisphere is an event fraught with irony and déjà vu. Hoping to emulate his visit to Poland – which led, in part, to the dismantling of Communism in the Soviet Bloc – the Pope meets with one of the last apostles of Communism. Although ...
  • 1998
  • 00:15:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/04/2017

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News in Review - April 2013 The Pope: Resignation and Election 2013

In early February, Pope Benedict XVI announced he would be retiring as head of the Roman Catholic Church. The announcement came as a surprise to those both inside and outside Vatican City. With extreme haste, the church moved to elect a new pope. And on March 13, the Archbishop of Buenos Aires, Cardinal Bergoglio, became Pope Francis.
  • 2013
  • 00:14:46
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/2013

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Doc Zone Thoroughly Modern Marriage Classroom Favourites

It's been battered and beaten and tested to its ultimate limits, and it's in the news like never before. From Prince William and Kate, to Archie and Veronica, we're struggling to make sense of what marriage means. What's a modern marriage about, anyway? Given the high divorce rate and the ability to live common-law, why does anyone bother getting married? There ...
  • 2011
  • 00:42:16
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - September 1999 Tibet: A Rare Look

CBC foreign correspondent Raymond St. Pierre was allowed a rare look inside this country, which has been occupied and dominated by the People's Republic of China. This special News in Review report gives important background information on the history and politics of this important part of Asia and emphasizes human rights issues, the question of cultural genocide and the impact ...
  • 1999
  • 00:15:08
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/1999

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