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CBC Short Docs Vika

This film tells the story of Vika, a 17-year-old orphan in Eastern Ukraine, in her final year under state care before she ages out and is forced to leave behind the only support she's ever known. It’s also the story of the bond she fights to maintain with her 10-year-old sister, Arina. Arina was adopted by a family in Toronto ...
  • 2017
  • 00:25:33
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/14/2018

CBC Short Docs Home No More

In the aftermath of the terrorist attack on a Quebec City mosque, three Muslim women contemplate leaving the place they call home. Home No More explores what it’s like living as a Muslim woman in Quebec City, one year after one of Canada’s worst terrorist attacks — the deadly shooting at the Islamic Cultural Centre of Quebec (CCIQ) on January ...
  • 2018
  • 00:19:15
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/14/2018

CBC Short Docs Fourth Period Burnout

Three teens document how they’re overwhelmed by high expectations and pressure to succeed. High school students today have to balance heavy workloads at school with increasing pressure to succeed. Fourth Period Burnout pools the creative energies of three youth — Juliette (16), Daniel (18) and Theresa (15) — and their mentor, Madison Thomas, to create a short documentary about their ...
  • 2018
  • 00:14:57
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/13/2018

The National Mental health spotlighted by Toronto shooting

Experts are warning against drawing a direct link between mental illness and violence. They believe doing so can stigmatize others when using a broad brush approach on a matter that's much more complicated.
  • 2018
  • 00:04:14
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/03/2018

The National Canada's LGBT seniors fear discrimination in elder care

Many of Canada's LGBT seniors fear discrimination in elder care, believing they'll have to once again hide their pride to avoid prejudice.
  • 2018
  • 00:07:15
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/11/2018

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 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

Ideas The Fat Wars (Part 2 of 2)

North Americans have been waging a war since the early 20th century, on two main fronts – health and fashion. "We have turned thinning into a new religion in this country," observed Roberta Seid, social historian and author of Never Too Thin: Why Women are at War with their Bodies. The second part of this two-part series traces the evolution of ...
  • 1997
  • 00:55:11
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/05/2018

Ideas The Fat Wars (Part 1 of 2)

In 1978, Susie Orbach wrote her ground-breaking book Fat is a Feminist Issue. She hoped that children growing up then might be free of the disabling body-image and eating problems that had so beset her generation. But despite the inroads of feminism, women's obsession with weight did not decrease over the next two decades, and men became preoccupied by body image ...
  • 1997
  • 00:55:49
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/05/2018

The National Service dogs won't get funding without a national standard

Service dogs in Canada won't get funding from the federal government without a national standard — and that's unlikely to happen anytime soon, after a group aiming to establish those guidelines was disbanded. Veterans Affairs is now taking over, but some people suffering from PTSD aren't optimistic.
  • 2018
  • 00:02:42
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/23/2018

CBC News #Beyond94 – Aging out: First Nations youth on life after foster care

Meet a young Manitoba man who's just aged out of foster care. For Troy Bird, turning 18 wasn't nearly as happy an occasion as it is for most young adults. For him, it was terrifying. He was one of the estimated 11,000 children and youth in the care of the Manitoba child welfare system, close to 90 per cent of ...
  • 2018
  • 00:08:14
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/18/2018

CBC Docs POV After The Sirens

The latest reports show that one in four paramedics in Canada will develop PTSD in the course of their careers, and the suicide rates amongst paramedics are five times the national average. But despite increased public awareness around PTSD, there is still surprisingly little support for these civilian workers. While understanding and support of the disorder has improved over the ...
  • 2018
  • 00:44:10
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 04/17/2018

The National Self-esteem the key to empowering the women of tomorrow

Self-esteem is the key to empowering the women of tomorrow, according to a special program at a school in Nova Scotia. Through a variety of activities aimed at increasing the self-esteem of young girls, the program's co-ordinators hope to empower the students and encourage them to believe in themselves at an age where self-confidence can be lacking.
  • 2018
  • 00:04:28
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 03/27/2018

CBC Books Canada Reads 2018: Stephen Lewis on the art of debate

Former UN ambassador Stephen Lewis stresses the importance of being well-organized, but also maintaining the ability to enjoy a great argument from another debater (like Wab Kinew). Stephen defended The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood in Canada Reads 2014.
  • 2018
  • 00:08:48
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/19/2018

CBC Books Canada Reads 2018: Humble The Poet on the art of debate

Writer and rapper Humble The Poet talks about the importance of letting the other person know that you hear what they have to say, along with other debating tips. He championed the André Alexis novel Fifteen Dogs and emerged the winner on Canada Reads 2017.
  • 2018
  • 00:08:58
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/16/2018

CBC Books Canada Reads 2018: 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

CBC Books Canada Reads 2018: Cameron Bailey on the art of debate

Artistic director of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), past panellist and winner of Canada Reads 2015, Cameron Bailey shares what he should have paid more attention to from the beginning when defending the book Ru by Kim Thúy, plus other debating tips.
  • 2018
  • 00:07:14
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/16/2018

CBC Books Canada Reads 2018: Ali Hassan on the art of moderating a debate

Actor, stand-up comedian, host of CBC Radio's Laugh Out Loud, and host of Canada Reads 2018, Ali Hassan shares what he's learned about the tricky job of moderating a debate.
  • 2018
  • 00:07:45
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/16/2018

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

Marketplace Addicted to your phone?

Are you addicted to your smartphone? Companies are using science and artificial intelligence to keep you hooked, but tech insiders reveal to the Marketplace team how you can curb the urge to constantly stay connected. Plus they track a family's device usage over several months and reveal the staggering results — from the eight-year-old son, the teenage daughters to the parents. And ...
  • 2017
  • 00:22:36
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/2018

The National Children with ADHD move twice as much when learning, tests show

Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder may fidget and move around because it helps them learn complex material, research suggests.
  • 2017
  • 00:01:47
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/12/2018

Small Talk Friendship

This Small Talk episode looks at the power of relationships and what makes someone a friend.
  • 2017
  • 00:02:29
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 01/24/2018

CBC Docs POV The Caregivers' Club

Relatives of dementia victims call themselves members of "the club no one wants to join." The Caregivers' Club follows three families on a devastating but ultimately inspiring journey thousands of families will be forced to take as Canada ages. Their stories go far beyond the practical problems of navigating the healthcare system, and into the psychological challenges of coping with the deterioration ...
  • 2018
  • 00:44:13
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/16/2018