The National Black Panther: For black youth, more than a superhero movie

Marvel's Black Panther has arrived to critical acclaim, but artistic merit aside, for lots of black youth it's much more than a superhero movie. CBC News followed a group of teenagers who won a screening to Black Panther to find out what the movie means to them and the lessons they learned from seeing the groundbreaking film.
  • 2018
  • 00:08:40
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 03/08/2018

News in Review - November 1992 Columbus: Hero or Villain?

Focusing on Columbus Day, the recent release of two movies about Christopher Columbus and the 500th anniversary of Columbus' "discovery" of North America, we will explore the political and social implications and the mythology of the anniversary.
  • 1992
  • 00:08:38
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/1992

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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 Kids News Regina boy makes movie about fighting depression

Roman Fehr thought the short film he made about depression would be a school project that he submitted and quickly forgot about. Instead, it seems to have struck a chord. The 90-second animated video, called Overcoming the Darkness, is about a person who gets the help he needs to fight off depression. In the two weeks since the 13-year-old from Regina ...
  • 2019
  • 00:03:20
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 03/23/2020

Bookaboo Sir Lilypad with Michael Sheen

Movie star Michael Sheen stops by the Bookabus to share the hilarious story called Sir Lilypad, about a little frog on a quest to become a knight.
  • 2016
  • 00:11:02
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 12/18/2017

The National Diversity in film now extending to critics

CBC News looks at how the Toronto International Film Festival is helping more diverse movie reviewers in the spotlight this year.
  • 2018
  • 00:04:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/01/2019

Canada's Smartest Person Canada's Smartest Person, Season 3, Episode 3

A lawyer, high school student, rugby player, math tutor, millennial consultant and debate coach compete in six intelligence challenges to earn their spot in the Season 3 finale. Contestants must employ all their linguistic powers as they improv their way through 45-second movie pitches judged by guest star and legendary film producer Ivan Reitman.
  • 2016
  • 00:44:10
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/19/2016

Alaska Wing Men Ski Chopper Daredevils

Helicopter pilot Dustin Carroll drops pro skiers atop mountains for a movie they're filming on the extreme slopes of Alaska. Meanwhile, another pilot helps a young Texan find a remote spot to propose to his girlfriend.
  • 2011
  • 00:45:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/21/2015

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CBC Books Canada Reads: Elaine "Lainey" Lui on the art of debate

Elaine "Lainey" Lui is proud of her competitive spirit and argues for the importance of women showing their competitive side, along with other aspects of her debating strategy. She defended Raziel Reid's debut novel When Everything Feels like the Movies in Canada Reads 2015.
  • 2018
  • 00:07:54
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/16/2018

News in Review - May 2011 The Real Story of the King's Speech

In March, the British movie The King's Speech was the big winner at the Academy Awards ceremony. It tells the story of King George VI's struggle to overcome a speech impediment. In this News in Review story we'll look at how much of the film is history, and how much is Hollywood. And we’ll also tell you about a little-known ...
  • 2011
  • 00:15:58
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/2011

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The National Language barrier stops Canadian films from getting funding

A heavily criticized language barrier is stopping some Canadian films from getting money from the federal funding agency Telefilm Canada. To qualify for Telefilm funding, the movies must be in French, English or an Indigenous language. However, many films that win big at the Canadian Screen Awards are in other languages. Their directors hope Telefilm changes its rules soon so ...
  • 2018
  • 00:03:39
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/13/2018

CBC Kids News How to keep busy during coronavirus

Do you feel like you suddenly have a lot of free time on your hands? Schools are shut down across the country, but because of social distancing, your activities are also limited. You can’t go to the movies or hang out with large groups of friends. It’s hard to figure out what to do with all this free time, but ...
  • 2020
  • 00:02:11
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 03/31/2020

Venture One Red Paperclip

Meet the one-red-paperclip guy, Kyle MacDonald, a 26-year-old ex-geography student with a crazy scheme. In the summer of 2005, Kyle announced to the world he was going to trade a red paperclip for a house — with just his blog as a bartering tool. In one short year, this stunt took him from unemployment to international media darling, along the ...
  • 2006
  • 00:12:07
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Fifth Estate Cruel Camera

As long as they've made movies, animals have been killed or injured to do it. In a landmark investigation over 25 years ago, The Fifth Estate's Bob McKeown uncovered an uncomfortable, even shocking, reality about moviemaking — animals, intentionally put in harm's way, abused, often killed to create the kind of cinematic excitement that draws a crowd. As well, The ...
  • 2009
  • 00:42:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/27/2014

News in Review - February 2015 Sony Hack

When cyber-terrorists hacked the computer system of one of Hollywood's largest film companies, they exposed damaging emails to the public. They also demanded a stop to the release of a comedy movie depicting the assassination of North Korea's leader. Was North Korea responsible? And what does this kind of breach mean for the security of any country?
  • 2015
  • 00:17:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/13/2015

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Documentary Silent Majority: Beyond the Movie

This documentary takes a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Silent Majority, a film based on the true story of Adam Tanguay, a young man who was bullied at primary school, high school, and even later at his workplace. The documentary features a Q&A session with the film’s actors sharing their views on bullying.
  • 2015
  • 00:10:56
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/14/2016

The Nature of Things Invasion of the Brain Snatchers

Parasites brainwashing their hosts — it sounds like something straight out of science fiction. But this is no zombie movie, this is a fascinating new field of study. Scientists have collected hundreds of examples of brain-manipulating parasites. Researchers are starting to untangle how these parasites have evolved to control their victims, whether caterpillars, fish, birds, rats, cats — or humans! And at ...
  • 2013
  • 00:44:22
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/13/2014

Exhibitionists Exhibitionists, Season 1, Episode 2

This episode on resistance opens with Salman Rushdie reading selected lyrics from hip hop icon Drake and street dance crew BUCC N FLVR shows off their krumping moves. Plus video collective The Creators Bureau looks at how people from battle-scarred parts of the world talk about how important movies were to them.
  • 2015
  • 00:21:49
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/08/2016

Documentaire Le théâtre Parminou : 40 ans d'histoires

Road movie dans l’espace et le temps, ce documentaire sur le Parminou parcourt 40 ans de théâtre d’engagement social, en tournée partout au Québec, là où aucune autre troupe ne va jamais. Il réussit à rejoindre un public de tous âges et de tous milieux, de l’auditorium d’école en passant par l’usine. Son répertoire aborde les grands enjeux de notre ...
  • 2015
  • 00:46:12
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/02/2017

News in Review - November 2018 Carl Lutz: The Swiss Schindler

During the Second World War, Oskar Schindler, a German industrialist and Nazi officer, was credited with saving 1,200 Jews. His story was told by director Steven Spielberg in the award-winning movie Schindler's List. Yet to this day, few know the name of Carl Lutz. Tens of thousands of Hungarian Jews owe their lives to this modest Swiss diplomat, among them two ...
  • 2018
  • 00:10:26
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/29/2018

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The Dawn of the Eye: The History of Film and TV News The Global Eye (Embattled Witness): 1989-1997

The Berlin Wall, Tiananmen and the first Gulf War demonstrate that TV news is global and its presence shapes the events it witnesses. The world of news is changing fundamentally as global news titans emerge. The movies-of-the-week industry feeds off sensational news headlines. Some speculate that network news, the common ground of democracy, will start to disappear in the pull ...
  • 1997
  • 00:47:41
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Fifth Estate Butting In: Big Tobacco Meets Big Media

An alarming investigation that exposes the corporate interests running TV news in the United States. Journalist Linden MacIntyre presents the true story behind the movie The Insider which dramatized 60 Minutes' Mike Wallace and Diane Sawyer's fight to broadcast whistleblower Dr. Jeffrey Wigand's story. Journalists, lawyers, tobacco industry experts and TV executives take sides in a story that questions journalistic ...
  • 1999
  • 00:48:38
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Dragons' Den Dragons' Den: Best of Season 1, Volume 2

Episode 2: High-stakes venture capital continues with competitors pitching an optical store for women only; cards with symbols that help people optimize performance and moods; a device that helps computers save electricity; binoculars for fog and sandstorms; a blanket that keeps bathwater hot; and a portable hand sanitizer. - - Episode 4: Eager entrepreneurs looking for investors pitch business ideas that ...
  • 2006
  • 01:26:35
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/17/2015

Doc Zone Love, Hate and Propaganda, The Cold War: In the Shadow of Fear (Part 1 of 4)

Short-lived alliances end as wartime allies become enemies once again. Soviet leader Joseph Stalin tries to build an image as the sole conqueror of the Second World War and Father of his people - with a little help from the movies. The fledgling CIA with novice agent Mark Wyatt will pull strings as the United States tries to thwart the ...
  • 2011
  • 00:43:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Celebrating Black History Month

February is Black History Month in Canada, which provides an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of black Canadians and reflect on the stories, experiences and accomplishments of Canada's black community. To mark this occasion, Curio.ca has pulled together a selection of teacher resource guides, videos and audio series that honour black history in Canada.
  • 2016
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/29/2016