CBC Docs POV

This CBC documentary series offers unique and often unexpected point-of-view documentaries that ignite discussions, question perspectives and open up conversations about relevant issues. From racial discrimination to sugar dating, from mysterious murders to questioning criminal responsibilities, CBC Docs POV will make you see your world in a different light.

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Episodes

CBC Docs POV Band Geeks

Follow the Burlington Teen Tour Band as they prepare and step onto the world stage at the Rose Bowl. These teens are disciplined, motivated and talented. The stakes are high. They have one chance to get it right. There will be frustration and setbacks mixed with joy and excitement as they prepare for the biggest parade in their marching career. ...
  • 2018
  • 00:45:01
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 11/26/2018

Teacher Guide(s)

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CBC Docs POV Next of Kin

Nearly 50,000 Canadian children are in foster and group homes. Most will stop receiving support at age 19. Compared to their peers, youth aging out of care do not fare well. Too often they drop out of school, suffer PTSD and substance abuse, end up on welfare, in jail or homeless. In St. Catharines, Ontario an innovative non-profit believes connecting youth ...
  • 2018
  • 00:45:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/26/2018

CBC Docs POV Shut Him Down: The Rise of Jordan Peterson

In less than one year University of Toronto Professor Jordan Peterson has gone from near anonymity to being lauded as the most important public intellectual in the Western world. How did this happen? Shut Him Down provides an intimate behind-the-scenes glimpse of Peterson's meteoric and controversial rise to fame as the film unravels his stand against preferred (trans)gender pronouns and political correctness, ...
  • 2018
  • 00:45:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/22/2018

CBC Docs POV The Reckoning: Hollywood's Worst Kept Secret

Powerful, personal and uncensored, The Reckoning explores the most explosive scandal in pop culture’s history: sexual harassment in Hollywood. The film features devastating accounts from a diverse cast and points a spotlight on the irrefutable facts that propelled these seemingly invincible players to be protected and their secrets hidden at all costs. It explores what can be done and if anything can ...
  • 2018
  • 00:45:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/20/2018

CBC Docs POV 14 & Muslim

Meet young Muslim kids as they transition from private, Islamic elementary school to public high school, capturing what it means to be young, Muslim and growing up in the West at this unsettling time in modern history. Through their wide eyes, we begin to understand the dilemmas facing them. As they take us on their journey revealing fears, anxieties, hopes ...
  • 2018
  • 00:45:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/02/2018

CBC Docs POV Searching for Winnetou

Searching for Winnetou explores the controversy surrounding cultural appropriation of Indigenous culture in an innovative, hilarious, unnerving, yet inspiring way. Ojibway author and humorist Drew Hayden Taylor embarks on a quest to understand the roots of the German obsession with Native North Americans.
  • 2018
  • 00:45:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/04/2018

CBC Docs POV Love, Hope & Autism

Based on home movies, Love, Hope & Autism is an extraordinarily intimate look inside a family as they deal with autism from birth to adulthood — and agonize over what happens next. The film exposes the powerful effects of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) on a family, from the strain on the marriage to the inevitable shift in family dynamics.
  • 2018
  • 00:45:01
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 07/04/2018

CBC Docs POV Angry Inuk

A new generation of Inuit, armed with social media and their own sense of humour and justice, challenge anti-sealing groups. They are pushing for a sustainable way to take part in the global economy, but in opposition stands an army of well-funded activists and well-meaning celebrities. Filmmaker Alethea Arnaquq-Baril and her cameras travel through the Canadian Arctic, giving voice to the ...
  • 2016
  • 00:45:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/04/2018

CBC Docs POV The Way Out

More than 100 Canadians have left home to join the war in Syria, to become members of Daesh (also known as ISIS, ISIL). One of them was a 19-year-old Montreal woman — referred to in the documentary as Amina — who left in November 2014, shocking her mother with the news only after she’d left the country. On arrival, she ...
  • 2017
  • 00:44:10
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/28/2018

CBC Docs POV Skinhead

Brad was a prime target for neo-Nazi recruiters — a white 18-year-old punk, in and out of trouble with the law, a street brawler already in his fourth high school, a kid without direction. Lured by the promise of comradeship in a gang of “like-minded” men, Brad found what he wanted most: belonging. He spent 13 years in “the movement,” ...
  • 2017
  • 00:44:09
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/27/2018