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Cracking the Code Programming a webcam

Two young coders and science presenter Minna Kane meet an amateur photographer who uses a helium balloon to carry a Raspberry Pi computer, webcam and radio transmitter high enough to take pictures of the curve of the Earth. Dave holds the world record for the highest photograph ever taken by an amateur, and shows the children how he’s programmed a ...
  • 2013
  • 00:08:41
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

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Wave World Using light waves to make an image

Reece McCready is an award-winning young photographer who specializes in portraits. Presenter Jon Chase joins him and his subject, Lola, to see how they use light waves. As Reece uses his camera and lighting gear, Jon follows exactly what happens to the light waves on their journey from light, to Lola, to camera. Jon investigates the two sorts of reflection ...
  • 2015
  • 00:04:54
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

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The National New lens on life: using photography to heal from trauma

Suicide rates for Indigenous youth in Canada are up to seven times higher than for other young people. A remote community in northern Saskatchewan has been hit particularly hard in recent years, but now they're trying to change that, by discovering the healing power of photography.
  • 2019
  • 00:03:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/22/2019

The Nature of Things Spying on Animals

Spying on Animals shows us how innovations in remote, unmanned cameras let us bear witness to animal behaviour 24/7, almost anywhere on Earth. This is a revolution for scientists, a new and powerful connection between ourselves and wildlife, and an inspirational force for conservation.
  • 2018
  • 00:45:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/22/2018

The National How #MeToo is changing the way museums do exhibits

The #MeToo movement is also changing the way museums handle artists' exhibits, specifically those who have been accused of abuse. The National takes you to the Royal Ontario Museum, where that change will be on display starting July 21, 2018.
  • 2018
  • 00:03:37
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/03/2018

The National Teen photographer portrays homeless

Meet Leah Denbok, a 17-year-old photographer from Collingwood, Ontario. She spent three years walking the streets in Toronto, Barrie and Kitchener, as well as in New York City, capturing the lives of the homeless with her photos. Many of the portraits will be featured in her book, Nowhere to Call Home — Photographs and Stories of the Homeless, with all proceeds ...
  • 2017
  • 00:10:21
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 09/15/2017

We Are Canada We Are Canada, Episode 1

This opening episode of We Are Canada features a 25-year-old who's creating a global roadmap for accessibility, two cousins with an innovative idea for feeding Canada's hungry kids, plus more! Featuring Dr. Shawna Pandya, Sarah Polley, Jeremy Bryant, Andrew Hall and Maayan Ziv.
  • 2017
  • 00:44:08
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/11/2017

Exhibitionists Exhibitionists, Season 1, Episode 7

Meet a young poet who tore up Instagram with a single photograph; a visual artist whose performance could be called back-breaking; and musician Peaches tells a story of when art equals danger.
  • 2015
  • 00:21:54
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 04/25/2017

News in Review - March 2017 Roberta Bondar: Stellar Inspiration

​Twenty five years ago, Roberta Bondar blasted into history as the first Canadian woman in space. A research scientist in neurology, she used her education in the first International Microgravity Laboratory Mission on board Space Shuttle Discovery. Now, a quarter of a century later, she’s still flying high, reaching out to a younger generation to spark their curiosity in all things ...
  • 2017
  • 00:19:37
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 03/23/2017

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Snapshots We Can Be Comic Book Heroes

The photographers fly into the fantastic world of comic books as they transform their besties into high-flying, world-saving superheroes! Can the competitors harness their super snapping skills for a “POW”erful comic book-worthy shot?
  • 2016
  • 00:22:49
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 03/07/2017

Snapshots Catch Me in Action

The photographers get a crash course in the art of creating a high-impact action shot! Can the competitors freeze the high-flying parkour pros in mid air, or will their shots fall flat?
  • 2016
  • 00:22:49
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 03/07/2017

Snapshots Flashing Lights

The competitors step into the shoes of a studio photographer as they direct their models in a costume-crazy photo shoot. Will their far-out photos blow the judges away or blow their chances at the win?
  • 2016
  • 00:22:49
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 03/07/2017

Snapshots The World Up Close

The photographers zoom in on Mother Nature as they snap prickly cacti and blooming buds to create an awesome photographic garden. Which photographer will focus on the flowers’ good side, and who will get lost in the weeds?
  • 2016
  • 00:22:49
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 03/07/2017

Snapshots Making a Splash

The photographers learn to make waves with their photos as they snap splashy pics of their friends at a water park wonderland! Which photo will refresh the judges and which photo will get soaked by the competition?
  • 2016
  • 00:22:49
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 03/07/2017

Snapshots Shoot & Score

The photographers capture their love of the most popular sport on the planet as they fix their lenses on pro soccer players! Will their photos leave the expert judges reaching for their red cards or have them cheering in the stands?
  • 2016
  • 00:22:49
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 03/06/2017

Exhibitionists Exhibitionists, Season 1, Episode 3

The theme for Episode 3 is Landscape. Indigenous artist Kent Monkman shares his landscape paintings that deal with the history of colonization in Canada. Alex McLeod discusses his work with Photoshop, 3-D rendering and modelling software. Filipino-Canadian dance troupe Hataw perform in a waterfall. Also highlighted: JR, Labrona, Lindsay Dobbin & more.
  • 2015
  • 00:21:49
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/08/2016

Exhibitionists Exhibitionists, Season 1, Episode 1

Exploring the theme of "beginnings," this episode profiles St. John's filmmaker Stephen Dunn whose film Closet Monster won the Best Canadian Feature Film at TIFF; flamenco dancer Anjelica Scannura and contemporary dancer Malgorzata Nowacka, who have combined their styles in Bird Bee Bat Attack; artist Takashi Iwasaki in Winnipeg; En Masse, a Montreal based multi-artist collaboration; choreographer/director ​Lenny DeLa Pena; and GIF ...
  • 2015
  • 00:21:40
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 09/19/2016

Interrupt This Program Port-au-Prince

This episode of the groundbreaking Interrupt This Program series takes us to Port-au-Prince where a radio host, a photographer, a Rabòday singer and a creole rapper showcase the emerging and subversive sounds and images of Haiti in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake.
  • 2015
  • 00:21:54
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 07/14/2016

Interrupt This Program Athens

The third episode of Interrupt The Program visits Athens, Greece. A photographer, an electronic pop band, a mural artist and a writer demonstrate how art is a means of survival in the midst of a city under economic crisis.
  • 2015
  • 00:21:58
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 12/01/2015

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 | Radio-Canada Documentary The Time Machine: A History of Photography

Recently released from the archives of the CBC, this extraordinary 1973 documentary classic casts an eye back on the history and development of photography. From the first photo taken in 1826, through war and candid photography, to the mass appeal of snapshots, this time capsule is a fascinating romp through photographic history. Examined are: Leonardo da Vinci and his camera ...
  • 1973
  • 00:57:33
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - January 2006 Guns and Gangs: Toronto Fights Back

Canada's largest city is battling a frightening increase in gun violence. In 2005 there were more deaths by gunfire in Toronto than in any other year. Most of the victims were young black men killed in gang-style shootings. In this News in Review story we'll look at how the killings shocked a city and forced elected officials to take action. ...
  • 2006
  • 00:13:32
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/15/2006

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