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CBC Docs POV Never Too Old

"A sweet little old lady, I am not!" Olive, 81, is working hard to get a PhD and help change the world for older women in her rural community. Never Too Old follows Olive Bryanton as she navigates through the final year of her doctoral program at the University of Prince Edward Island. According to Bryanton, more than half of ...
  • 2019
  • 00:44:18
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/01/2020

News in Review - September 2020 Black Lives Matter Canada: A Call for Racial Equality

The death of George Floyd in May 2020 during an arrest in Minneapolis led to widespread protests across the U.S. and around the globe, with calls for an end to racial inequality and police violence against Black people. In Canada, thousands marched under the banner of Black Lives Matter, demanding an end to racism here too. Those protests highlighted the ...
  • 2020
  • 00:15:51
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/30/2020

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Good People with Mark Sakamoto Between the Cracks

Host Mark Sakamoto investigates the homelessness crisis in Hamilton, Ontario before looking to Medicine Hat, Alberta for innovative solutions — specifically the Housing First approach.
  • 2019
  • 00:22:07
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/22/2020

CBC Docs POV My Farmland

My Farmland is a powerful film about how Chinese investors and immigrant farmers are changing the landscape of Canadian farming and the impact of this change on local farmers. With intimate and unique access, the film captures the subjects’ deep emotional journeys in a changing world and the challenges both cultures face in the agriculture business. The film delves into ...
  • 2019
  • 00:44:10
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/17/2020

CBC Docs POV Year of the Gun

A powerful examination of Toronto’s escalation in gun violence and its impact on community safety and well-being. Toronto markets itself as a world-class, diverse and tolerant city. But if you scratch beneath the surface, the 428 shootings that took place in 2018 will tell a different story. Captured in this documentary by Toronto filmmaker Marc de Guerre, it’s a story of ...
  • 2019
  • 00:44:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/15/2020

BBC Documentaries Teenage and Gay

Young gay people in the UK are increasingly discovering the self-awareness and confidence to come out while still in school. In recent years there has been a revolution in social acceptance, but coming out while still a teen is always fraught with difficulties and potential danger. This documentary follows five British teenagers as they come out, capturing intimate first-hand experiences, ...
  • 2015
  • 00:47:19
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/10/2020

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Stacey Dooley Investigates Russia's War on Women

Behind closed doors, Russian society has a dark secret. It is estimated that thousands of Russian women are murdered every year by their husbands or partners. Domestic violence is so deep-rooted in Russia there's even a well-known saying: 'If he beats you, it means he loves you'. Despite the scale of the problem, in February 2017 the Russian government decriminalized ...
  • 2017
  • 00:50:17
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 07/09/2020

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The National Aunt Jemima to rebrand, end use of racist stereotype

The Aunt Jemima brand is based on a racist stereotype, but amid mounting criticism its 131-year history is coming to an end.
  • 2020
  • 00:02:22
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/03/2020

The National Report outlines racism's impact on COVID-19 outbreak in U.K.

A new report from the British Medical Association says racism could be partly to blame for the deadly impact of COVID-19 on Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities. The report calls for more detailed data collection, culturally targeted education campaigns and better occupational risk assessments.
  • 2020
  • 00:01:46
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/30/2020

The National Montreal's poorest and predominantly Black neighbourhoods hit hardest by COVID-19

Areas of Montreal with higher Black populations and more cramped housing conditions also report more cases of COVID-19, according to data analyzed by CBC News.
  • 2020
  • 00:01:52
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/17/2020

Canadian Race Relations Foundation Accidental Activist

Accidental Activist is a story of an immigrant from Tanzania who came to Canada as a young boy. In the process of overcoming personal challenges of identity and belonging, El-Farouk has dedicated himself to creating a world of wellness and oneness.
  • 2020
  • 00:22:38
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/14/2020

Canadian Race Relations Foundation The Science of Racism

This video explores the ways in which our brain compartmentalizes, classifies and subconsciously discriminates in order to make sense of the world around us.
  • 2018
  • 00:51:07
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/14/2020

Canadian Race Relations Foundation Walking in Two Worlds

This film follows the story of Chloe Dragon Smith, a young Metis woman from the small northern city of Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. She is of Chipewyan and European heritage and she grew up close to her Indigenous cultural values and learned traditional skills for living on the land. This northern upbringing shaped her values today.
  • 2020
  • 00:22:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/14/2020

Canadian Race Relations Foundation Mother Tongues: The Journey of Tam Goossen

Through the lens of her life story, Toronto activist and educator Tam Goossen speaks to the challenges and triumphs of Chinese-Canadian communities.
  • 2019
  • 00:22:38
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/14/2020

Canadian Race Relations Foundation Inuk Butterfly

Olivia Lya Thomassie is an Inuk woman following her path through art. Beading, photography and tattooing are her defense against prejudice and difficulty. This documentary explores her complex search for identity in the face of culture shock. Her resilience and her thirst for adventure mirror the flight of a butterfly in nature or in the immense urban landscape. In French ...
  • 2020
  • 00:22:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/14/2020

Canadian Race Relations Foundation RDS vs. A Story of Race and Justice

This film tells the personal story of Rodney Darren Smalls (RDS) and his journey to shake the stereotypes that followed him as a black teenage drug dealer, and channel his entrepreneurship into community benefit.
  • 2020
  • 00:22:27
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/14/2020

BBC Documentaries India: A Dangerous Place to Be a Woman

In December 2012 a young medical student was brutally gang-raped on board a bus in Delhi. Horrified by the attack, 28-year-old British Asian Radha Bedi travels to India to uncover the reality of life for young women there. Warning: Disturbing scenes.
  • 2013
  • 00:52:07
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 03/17/2020

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BBC Documentaries Faith and Gay Fear

Across the world, there is a growing move to halt the advance of gay rights by direct persecution and support for anti-homosexual laws. From the anti-gay agenda spreading across Europe from Russia to the extreme homophobia in Africa sponsored by western evangelists and right-wing Christians in Slovakia and Uganda, this film reveals that far from the hatred originating from rogue ...
  • 2015
  • 00:46:59
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/12/2020

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BBC Documentaries Cold Fear: Gay Life in Russia

This documentary shows how many gay Russians live in fear of direct intimidation, persecution, violence and even murder. The film gives ordinary Russians a voice as it exposes a world of widespread repression and extreme violence.
  • 2014
  • 00:48:41
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 03/10/2020

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News in Review - January 2020 Exposing Hate: Are Hate Crimes on the Rise in Canada?

A CBC News investigation discovered that there were nearly 1,800 hate crimes reported to Canadian police last year. But that number likely doesn’t tell the whole story. Inaccurate reporting and different classifications make a true calculation nearly impossible. Nonetheless, hate seems to be growing across this country. But no place more so than Hamilton, Ontario, which has the infamous title ...
  • 2020
  • 00:12:32
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/21/2020

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Andrew Marr's History of the World Development of the contraceptive pill

Andrew Marr explores the significance of the birth control movement in the United States in the early 20th century. He looks at the background and controversy, the campaigning efforts of Margaret Sanger and the social impact of the contraceptive pill. Warning: Contains upsetting scenes. Teacher notes: This video can be used to consider the social impact of birth control on ...
  • 2012
  • 00:05:54
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

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The Secret Life of Canada The Secret Life of Chinatown

Most major cities across Canada have a Chinatown – but how did they start, and why? What is the historical importance of Chinatowns? How did Chinatowns go from safe-havens to celebrated cultural spaces?  This episode, a look at the early history of Chinese people this side of the Pacific, and the historic Chinatown in B.C. that predates Confederation. (Hint: it's ...
  • 2019
  • 00:28:05
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

The National Sports Illustrated's burkini cover: exploitation or representation?

The 2019 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition features supermodel Halima Aden wearing a burkini on the cover. The National's Pop Panel breaks down the complex values at play.
  • 2019
  • 00:11:15
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/23/2019

London Morning Young and black in London

Oakridge Secondary School student Fazia Agbonhin and Western University student Elija Ngoy tell London Morning about their experiences growing up in London and what Black History Month means to them.
  • 2019
  • 00:09:15
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/03/2019

The National 'Unprecedented' report released on racial profiling by Toronto police

A black person in Toronto is nearly 20 times more likely than a white person to be shot and killed by police, according to a new Ontario Human Rights Commission report on race and policing. The commission's interim report said black people were over-represented in several types of violent police interactions, including use-of-force cases, shootings, deadly encounters and fatal shootings.
  • 2018
  • 00:05:18
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/03/2019