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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

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 Secret Life of Canada The Secret Life of the Province of Jamaica

How did different groups of black men and women successfully work together towards labour activism and human rights in Canada? This episode we take a look at early Caribbean migration to Canada and reveal which islands could have become Canadian provinces. We also dive into the history of Black railway porters and how they and their wives made Winnipeg a ...
  • 2019
  • 00:50:07
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

The Secret Life of Canada Shout Out to Madhu Verma

Meet Madhu Verma, child refugee turned newcomer advocate. Changed from her experience of displacement in childhood, in the aftermath of the India-Pakistan partition, Madhu Verma became an effective advocate on behalf of new Canadians in New Brunswick. View the Secret Life of Canada curriculum package
  • 2019
  • 00:03:40
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

CBC News #MeToo movement: Thousands of women identify as victims of assault, harassment

A call to action led by actress Alyssa Milano has thousands of women identifying themselves as victims of sexual harassment or assault. The movement is happening in the wake of accusations against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein.
  • 2017
  • 00:10:37
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/23/2019

The National UCP's gay-straight alliance plan sees Alberta students walk out in protest

The United Conservative Party’s plan to change a law prohibiting Alberta schools from telling parents their child is part of a gay-straight alliance drew angry protests from thousands of students.
  • 2019
  • 00:03:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/23/2019

The National The legacy of the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike

Winnipeg is marking one of the seminal strikes in Canadian history. One hundred years ago, tens of thousands of workers walked off the job in what would come to be known as the Winnipeg General Strike.
  • 2019
  • 00:02:51
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/23/2019

The National Indian day school survivors await settlement

It’s taken a decade to hammer out a compensation package for survivors of Indian day schools, but this week a federal court in Winnipeg is holding hearings on a tentative settlement worth $1.4 billion.
  • 2019
  • 00:02:11
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/23/2019

Day 6 "He doesn’t need the NFL": How Colin Kaepernick controls his narrative

Colin Kaepernick may still be without a job, but the football quarterback is making his presence known. During the 2018 NFL season opener, Kaepernick was featured in a Nike ad. Two years ago, Kaepernick became famous – and infamous – for taking a knee during the national anthem in protest against racial inequality and police violence. The former San Francisco ...
  • 2018
  • 00:07:42
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/22/2019

Voice of the Pioneer Black refugees in Ontario

Prof. Daniel Hill continues in the second of a 1979 four-part series of interviews on black history in Ontario with CBC Radio's Bill McNeil. Hill talks about the community volunteer groups that worked so hard to help black refugees arriving in Ontario on the Underground Railway in the mid-19th century, why Ontario was their main destination, the basis of the ...
  • 1979
  • 00:09:13
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/03/2019

Breakaway Uncovering the history of slavery in Canada

Uncovering some hard truths about Canada's history of slavery. George Tombs is the translator of Canada's Forgotten Slaves: Two Hundred Years of Bondage, originally written by Marcel Trudel in 1960. It was one of the first history books to map out who used slaves, and painted a picture of who those slaves were. Tombs joins host Saroja Coelho to explain how ...
  • 2018
  • 00:13:47
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/03/2019

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 Fighting hate with friendship: The unlikely bond of a Sikh man and a former white supremacist

A Sikh man becomes the unlikely friend of a former white supremacist in the wake of a cold-blooded attack in Wisconsin in 2012. Now they travel the world trying to stop hate.
  • 2019
  • 00:11:24
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/29/2019