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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

Heroes of the Enlightenment Changes in Society (Part 2 of 2)

By the end of the 18th century, many Enlightenment ideals about society had been put into practice by three remarkable men: Nicolas de Condorcet, who advocated for civil rights, the abolishment of slavery and gender equality; Thomas Jefferson, principal author of the Declaration of Independence; and Frederick the Great, whose “enlightened absolutism” meant religious tolerance in Prussia. This program profiles ...
  • 2011
  • 00:52:27
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/12/2020

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Heroes of the Enlightenment The Power of Knowledge (Part 1 of 2)

The 18th century movement known as the Age of Enlightenment saw the rise of intellectuals who endorsed freedom of thought apart from the dictates of state and religion, thus laying the foundation for advances in science, social philosophy and culture. This program discusses the contributions of Immanuel Kant, Isaac Newton, Denis Diderot, the Marquês de Pombal and Erasmus Darwin. Part 1 ...
  • 2011
  • 00:52:15
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 03/12/2020

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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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Andrew Marr's History of the World Japanese lockdown

Japan was pulled into trade by the Portuguese and Dutch Jesuits, but it was Englishman William Adams who proved valuable to Japan's most powerful warlord, Tokugawa Ieyasu.
  • 2012
  • 00:06:24
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/28/2020

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Andrew Marr's History of the World Galileo

In the 17th and 18th centuries, people across the world rose up in the name of freedom and equality against the power of the church and monarchy. We investigate the effects of the Enlightenment as it spread throughout Europe, with Galileo in Venice revolutionizing the way we saw humanity’s place in the universe.
  • 2012
  • 00:06:43
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/28/2020

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Andrew Marr's History of the World Spread of Islam

Andrew Marr follows the vast spread of Islam, told through the story of the slave Bilal, who helped build the first mosque and was the first to use the call to prayer, the Adhan.
  • 2012
  • 00:06:40
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/28/2020

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Andrew Marr's History of the World Martin Luther

Europe tore itself apart in religious wars starting with Martin Luther's protest against the Catholic Church at Wittenberg, creating a new religion: Protestantism.
  • 2012
  • 00:07:58
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/27/2020

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Andrew Marr's History of the World Paul the Apostle

Tentmaker Saul becomes Paul on the road to Damascus.
  • 2012
  • 00:07:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/27/2020

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Andrew Marr's History of the World Siddhartha

Andrew Marr visits the Buddhan Mahabodhi Temple in Bodhgaya, India, dedicated to The Buddha, who offered a new way of living with no place for violence.
  • 2012
  • 00:07:31
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/24/2020

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Andrew Marr's History of the World Cyrus the Great

In the ruins of Sardis, the capital of Lydia in what is now Turkey, Andrew Marr tells the story of King Croesus' encounter with the Persian King Cyrus the Great.
  • 2012
  • 00:09:18
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/24/2020

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Andrew Marr's History of the World The Minoans

Visiting the ruins of Knossos in Crete, we discover how the first civilizations were driven to extremes to try to overcome the forces of nature, as demonstrated in the Minoans' sacrifice.
  • 2012
  • 00:07:16
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/24/2020

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Andrew Marr's History of the World The beginning of colonies

Agriculture allowed us to settle for the first time, creating the first towns, such as that visited at Çatalhöyük in Turkey. We uncover the Leopard Lady, whose body and burial tell us much about the first towns and daily life at that time.
  • 2012
  • 00:06:24
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/24/2020

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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

The National The lesson Canada's historic building can learn from the Notre-Dame fire

Some of Canada's oldest buildings are places of worship, much like Notre-Dame Cathedral. Montreal alone has 450 churches that date back to the 1800s or earlier. That history is far less cared for, and far more vulnerable than you might think.
  • 2019
  • 00:02:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/29/2019

The National Surveillance in synagogues: How security is becoming a focus in places of worship

We look at the way synagogues are changing as attacks on places of worship increase.
  • 2019
  • 00:03:06
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/28/2019

The National Residential school survivor in search of apology from Pope Francis

As the Pope prepares for a historic summit on sexual abuse in the priesthood, a Canadian Indigenous woman is getting ready to take her painful story to the Vatican in search of an apology from the head of the Catholic Church.
  • 2019
  • 00:02:43
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/25/2019

The National Quebec considers ban on religious symbols for public servants

Quebec’s premier-designate François Legault says his new government wants to implement a ban on public servants wearing visible religious symbols.
  • 2018
  • 00:02:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/06/2018

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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