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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

The National Catholic bishops offer no clarity on residential school apology

Catholic bishops weren't able to offer any clarity on a potential apology for the church's role in Canada's residential schools. During a news conference, the bishops appeared to try and distance the church from its ties to the schools. Despite the setback, Indigenous leaders say they won't stop seeking an apology from the Vatican.
  • 2018
  • 00:02:08
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/23/2018

CBC | Radio-Canada Documentary Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas

An offbeat, irreverent documentary that tells the story of a group of Jewish songwriters, including Irving Berlin, Mel Tormé, Jay Livingston, Ray Evans, Gloria Shayne Baker and Johnny Marks, who wrote the soundtrack to the world’s most musical holiday. It’s an amazing look at the 20th century North American immigrant experience and the extraordinary outburst of musical energy from the ...
  • 2017
  • 00:44:10
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/08/2017

The National Women Priests

There is a growing movement toward welcoming women to serve as priests in the Catholic Church; at the same time there is increasing resistance to the idea.
  • 2017
  • 00:14:59
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/18/2017

Firsthand Kosher Love

Kosher Love looks at the search for true love and bible-instructed marriage in the orthodox / Hasidic world as it pushes back against an ever encroaching, wired, secular world and its idea of momentary, selfish love.
  • 2017
  • 00:44:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/28/2017

CBC Short Docs Headdress

“To me, the headdress is a symbol of leadership.” JJ Neepin is a female Indigenous filmmaker, and with the help of photographer Nadya Kwandibens, she plans to recreate her great-grandfather’s portrait. The headdress is a powerful symbol with great meaning in First Nations communities. Headdress is the start of an ongoing conversation about tradition and cultural appropriation.
  • 2017
  • 00:05:48
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2017

News in Review - March 2017 U.S. Travel Ban: Erecting a Muslim Wall

Within days of taking up his role as president of the United States, Donald Trump signed a series of executive orders. One such order suspended all refugees from entering the U.S. and banned travellers from seven predominantly Muslim countries. And it affected many foreign-born Americans, even those with visas and green cards. The ban drew immediate outrage and criticism both ...
  • 2017
  • 00:16:10
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/23/2017

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Mansbridge One on One Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad

The Caliph of Ahmadiyya Muslims talks to Peter Mansbridge. He expresses the belief that Trump will not implement anti-Muslim measures after assuming the U.S. presidency. But he did tell Mansbridge that if Trump were to actually follow through on the anti-Muslim rhetoric, he feared it could lead to a civil war in the United States. He emphasizes, however, that Muslims ...
  • 2016
  • 00:22:21
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/03/2017

Mansbridge One on One The Aga Khan

A rare conversation with the leader of the world's 15 million Ismaili Muslims.
  • 2015
  • 00:22:37
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/16/2017

The National "When you say Merry Christmas, you're pouring out your compassion"

Why a Sikh man wants to bring back the phrase “Merry Christmas”.
  • 2016
  • 00:04:41
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 01/11/2017

News in Review - March 1998 The Pope in Cuba: Church and State

The historic visit of Pope John Paul II to the only Communist state in the Western Hemisphere is an event fraught with irony and déjà vu. Hoping to emulate his visit to Poland – which led, in part, to the dismantling of Communism in the Soviet Bloc – the Pope meets with one of the last apostles of Communism. Although ...
  • 1998
  • 00:15:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/04/2017

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National Geographic Documentaries Search for the Head of John the Baptist

On a remote island in the Black Sea, scientists dig up what is possibly one of the greatest archaeological finds in the history of Christianity; an exquisite marble box holding what could be the bones of John the Baptist, the man who baptized Christ. Loved by the public and feared by those in power, his story shows how he threatened ...
  • 2012
  • 00:45:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/29/2016

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Extreme Exposures Pakistan

Ed Kashi journeys to the politically fraught frontier zone in Pakistan.
  • 2009
  • 00:23:31
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/06/2016

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Extreme Exposures Sweet Voodoo

Photographer John Stanmeyer travels to Haiti on assignment for National Geographic magazine to cover the universal aspects of sugar and its relationship to sacred Voodoo ceremonies.
  • 2010
  • 00:23:31
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/06/2016

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Extreme Exposures Soul of Shaolin

Fritz Hoffman takes a unique look at the kung-fu monks in the Shaolin Temple where this martial art was born.
  • 2010
  • 00:23:31
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/06/2016

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News in Review - December 2015 ​Niqab Debate: A Canadian Election Firestorm

In 2011 Stephen Harper's Conservative government banned the wearing of the niqab during citizenship ceremonies because, they said, it was a symbol of oppression. One women, Zunera Ishaq, challenged the ban. This battle became a hotbed issue during the 2015 federal election. In the end the courts affirmed Ishaq's right to wear the niqab. Did it cost the Conservatives their ...
  • 2015
  • 00:16:27
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/2015

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Feature Film The Nativity

Ideal for Religious Studies, The Nativity is not simply a retelling of the story of the birth of Jesus. Shot over two years in Morocco, this visually stunning international production explores the search of the Magi, the tyranny of Herod, and the earthly troubles of lowly shepherds. But at its heart, it is about two people — Mary, a young girl frightened ...
  • 2010
  • 01:30:27
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 11/19/2015

News in Review - November 2015 ​Pope of the People: Francis visits America

In September 2015 Pope Francis travelled to Cuba and the United States. The Pope has never been one to shy away from politics and this trip was no exception. Yet the faithful came out in the hundreds of thousands to see the leader of the Catholic Church and hear his message of love and acceptance.
  • 2015
  • 00:14:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/17/2015

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The Fifth Estate Behind the Veil

The niqab – a face-covering veil worn by some Muslim women – became a flashpoint on Parliament Hill this year. Prime Minister Stephen Harper said it was un-Canadian for a woman to wear the veil during her citizenship ceremony. But one Canadian woman watched this debate from a unique perspective – because she fought for the right to wear the ...
  • 2015
  • 00:11:54
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 05/13/2015

CBC News First Nations Teen Told Not to Smudge Before School

"I smudge just to make myself feel good and to hope me and my family have a good day... I use it to send prayers out and to stay positive." An Aboriginal teen challenges his school's policy over a sacred aboriginal tradition. The 17-year-old Manitoba teen lost a younger brother to suicide last year and he says smudging — the ...
  • 2014
  • 00:01:40
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 08/18/2014

The Fifth Estate After The Cameras Went Away

Even after a story airs on television, the Fifth Estate does not stop investigating.  In the 2013-14 season finale, Gillian Findlay reveals the latest on the controversial religious sect Lev Tahor, Mark Kelley checks in with a survivor of the collapse of a garment factory in Bangladesh, and finally, Bob McKeown finds out how the Toronto Zoo elephants are adapting ...
  • 2014
  • 00:40:21
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/27/2014

The Fifth Estate Rabbi of the Pure Hearts: Inside Lev Tahor

Life in the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community of Lev Tahor is supposed to be simple: the rules for dress, diet, schooling, marriage and worship are clearly defined and closely followed. But last November, in the middle of the night, about 200 members of the sect fled their homes in Quebec to start a new community in Chatham, Ontario, amid allegations of ...
  • 2014
  • 00:42:33
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/27/2014

CBC News Rideau High Supports Aboriginal Smudging Tradition

As a Manitoba student fights to practice smudging, students at Rideau High School in Ottawa are making use of a new space designated for the spiritual cleansing ceremony. Grade 12 student Amanda Crete said being able to smudge during school hours helps her when she needs a break. "All the troubles and all the things that go on in daily ...
  • 2014
  • 00:01:50
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 03/14/2014

News in Review - February 2014 Pope Francis Making Headlines

In March 2013, Jorge Maria Bergoglio, a humble cardinal from Argentina, became the 266th pope of the Roman Catholic Church. He took the name Pope Francis and promised change at the Vatican. Within months he was making headlines for his openness to new ideas and willingness to change. 
  • 2014
  • 00:15:41
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/2014

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Ideas Ideas from the Trenches: The Living Dead

There are about 50,000 PhD candidates in Canada. Most of them toil away for years in relative obscurity. This is the debut of an occasional series which tries to turn their research into an hour of radio. In this inaugural episode, producers Tom Howell and Nicola Luksic follow the work of PhD student Myriam Nafte, who studies the circulation and ...
  • 2014
  • 00:53:59
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 02/14/2014