• God Save Justin Trudeau: a look into 21st century Canadian politics

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    With Justin Trudeau elected prime minister following the October 19, 2015 federal election, the Liberal Party has once again formed a majority government in Canada. Prior to joining Stephen Harper and Thomas Mulcair in the electoral race, Trudeau was already a well-known political figure in the country. One of the most famous, and perhaps controversial, events in recent years took place when the Liberal Party leader came face to face with Senator Patrick Brazeau in a charity boxing match on March 31, 2012.

    God Save Justin Trudeau is a documentary film that takes viewers through Trudeau's months-long training for the bout, which ultimately led to his victory in the ring. At the time, Trudeau was Member of Parliament for Montreal's Papineau riding. As the film's co-director Guylaine Maroist explains, the documentary was meant to be a metaphor for sensationalism on the political scene.

    See a side of the Liberal Pary leader you hadn't seen before in this documentary that is neither a boxing film nor a Liberal propaganda piece. One thing for sure  – no one will be left indifferent by God Save Justin Trudeau.

    On 1 November 2015, as part of the first edition of the Vevey International Funny Film Festival in Switzerland, the documentary was awarded the first VIFFF d'Or for Best Film in the International Competition.

  • Keeping Canada Alive: a closer look into our health care system

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    Narrated by Emmy® Award-winning Canadian actor Kiefer Sutherland, Keeping Canada Alive is an epic, groundbreaking six-part factual series that gives viewers a powerful snapshot of Canada's health care system as filmed over a 24-hour period in May 2015. More than 60 cameras descended on health and home care locations in 24 Canadian cities to capture incredibly moving and highly intimate stories as shared by patients and health care providers. 

    The cameras rolled as people sought treatment and medical professionals did everything they could to provide it. In addition, the companion online experience is one of the most ambitious to date and features more than 40 hours of extended breakout footage, original content, as well as an online 24-hour stream of raw footage.

  • Yahya Samatar: from humanitarian worker to refugee

    How far would you go for freedom? DNTO dedicates an episode to one man's harrowing journey from Somalia to the banks of Manitoba's Red River.

    Entering Canada was the scariest moment of Yahya Samatar’s life. But that’s not even the beginning of his incredible odyssey, and it’s far from the end. As the refugee crisis continues to grip the world's attention, DNTO host Sook-Yin Lee zeroes in on one refugee’s epic story. How he survived a death sentence in Somalia, hacked his way through Central American jungles, endured months behind bars and, against all odds, hoisted himself up the muddy banks of the Red River.

    In the season premiere of DNTO, find out how, in just his first few weeks in Canada, this total stranger from the other side of the world has burst into the lives of Canadians and compelled them to act.

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  • Shale gas development in Pennsylvania: lessons for New Brunswick?

    Shale gas development continues to face controversy in New Brunswick.

    On the one side, those against the industry worry about its impact on water and air.

    On the other side, the government is banking on shale gas as New Brunswick's answer to job creation and getting out of debt.

    Pennsylvania has been down this road before. In this CBC News Special, reporter Jennifer Choi takes a look at how shale gas has benefited some areas of the state.

    Watch the three-part series: Part 1 / Part 2 / Part 3