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BBC Documentaries KKK: The Fight for White Supremacy

America's most infamous supremacist group – the Ku Klux Klan – says they are in the midst of a revival, with a surge in membership and cross burnings across the Deep South. Filmmaker Dan Murdoch meets the leaders of the Loyal White Knights, who claim to be the largest Klan chapter, to witness first-hand their secretive rituals and hear about ...
  • 2015
  • 00:52:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/03/2020

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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

The National Tech companies stop selling facial recognition software to police

A third tech company has said it will stop selling facial recognition software to police forces because it fails to accurately recognize Black faces, especially those of Black women. Canadian police forces are also backing away.
  • 2020
  • 00:01:46
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/17/2020

The National Questions raised about police handling of mental health calls

Recent deaths of people who called police for mental health support are raising questions about how police handle people in mental distress, especially within the Black community.
  • 2020
  • 00:02:06
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/12/2020

The National What could defunding the police look like?

Calls to defund the police have become louder since the death of George Floyd. The National’s Adrienne Arsenault hears from people who want to see changes in how police services are funded to find out what it could look like.
  • 2020
  • 00:03:58
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/09/2020

CBC Kids News A brief history of the Black Lives Matter movement

CBC Kids News contributor Elijah Sandiford digs into the history of the Black Lives Matter movement. Historian and sociologist Afua Cooper describes some critical moments in black history and Vancouver activist Jacob Callender-Prasad talks about his role fighting anti-black racism.
  • 2020
  • 00:07:00
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/09/2020

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 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 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

Canadian Race Relations Foundation Beyond Unceded Territories

Beyond Unceded Territories dives deeply into the perspective of artist and activist Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun. Yuxweluptun is one of Canada's most outspoken and influential contemporary artists. He is of Cowichan and Okanagan First Nations decent. His work is highly political and confronts issues of colonization, climate change and oppression head-on. He recently collaborated on a virtual reality film, Unceded Territories, ...
  • 2020
  • 00:22:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/12/2020

CBC Kids News Film about deadly shooting aims to make life safer for Indigenous kids

Tasha Hubbard, a Cree documentary filmmaker and mother, is touring a new film with the hope that it will help make Canada a safer place for Indigenous kids. Her film nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up — the Cree title is pronounced NEE-pa-wista-MAA-sowin — is about the controversial death of Colten Boushie in 2016. The 22-year-old man from Red Pheasant First ...
  • 2019
  • 00:04:01
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 03/24/2020

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 How Gay Is Pakistan?

Mawaan Rizwan asks what life is really like for gay people in Pakistan, where homosexuality is illegal and considered by some as a disease. In this revealing journey to the country of his birth, Mawaan meets people living gay and transgender lives despite constant fear of persecution. He discovers a fascinating and shocking private world where sex between men is ...
  • 2015
  • 00:50:49
  • 13-14
  • 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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BBC Documentaries Don't Panic: How to End Poverty in 15 Years

The legendary statistical showman Professor Hans Rosling returns with a feast of facts and figures as he examines the extraordinary target the world commits to this week – to eradicate extreme poverty worldwide. In the week the United Nations presents its new goals for global development, Don't Panic: How to End Poverty in 15 Years looks at the number one goal for ...
  • 2015
  • 00:59:18
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/11/2020

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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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BBC Documentaries Black Power: America's Armed Resistance

Filmmaker Dan Murdoch spent last summer documenting clashes between a resurgent Ku Klux Klan and a growing Black Power movement. Now, in a follow up to KKK: The Fight for White Supremacy, he returns to America to revisit some of the people he met from the KKK and also meet members of the Black Liberation Movement to find out what black ...
  • 2016
  • 00:48:26
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/10/2020

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The Fifth Estate Fishing for Fun and Death

Warner Troyer explores the presence of mercury in some of Northern Ontario's lakes and rivers. In Minamata, Japan in 1956 a new disease was discovered and the cause was mercury poisoning from ingested fish. The disease came to be known as Minamata disease. At that time the Ontario government found it also existed in the Wabigoon River and banned commercial ...
  • 1975
  • 00:27:42
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 03/04/2020

CBC Books Canada Reads 2020: Samra Habib on We Have Always Been Here

Samra Habib's first book spans continents — from Pakistan to Canada — as Habib describes her long journey through religious persecution, racism and embracing her identity as a queer Muslim woman. Samra Habib is a journalist, photographer and activist based in Toronto.
  • 2020
  • 00:04:05
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/02/2020

The Journal Grassy Narrows: Community in crisis

This clip from The Journal looks at the troubling violence, addiction and despair afflicting the tiny reserve town of Grassy Narrows, just north of Kenora, Ontario. The social crisis there intensified despite — some say because of — the good intentions of governments and "do-gooders," as described by reporter Keith Morrison. The province's forced relocation of Anishinaabe residents, and its later feeble ...
  • 1983
  • 00:13:34
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/28/2020

CBC Books Canada Reads 2020: Jesse Thistle on From the Ashes

Métis-Cree writer Jesse Thistle talks about how our own story can emerge from getting the "small fragments of our experience" down on the page. In his memoir, From the Ashes: My Story of Being Métis, Homeless, and Finding My Way, Thistle describes how he transformed his life — from being homeless and struggling with addiction to winning awards in academia. ...
  • 2020
  • 00:05:57
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/27/2020

News in Review - October 2019 Tina Fontaine: A Murdered Girl's Legacy

Tina Fontaine was just 15 when her body, wrapped in a duvet cover and weighed down by rocks, was pulled from Winnipeg’s Red River. A report from the Manitoba Advocate for Children and Youth says in the years since her murder, not enough has changed to ensure other children in circumstances similar to Tina’s are not at risk. But Tina ...
  • 2019
  • 00:12:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/17/2019

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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