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Telling Our Twisted Histories Pocahontas

How do you dismantle the colonial myth of POCAHONTAS? Disney's portrait of the Indian Princess has been indelibly pressed into young minds: she is naïve and noble, sexualized, innocent, and in need of a white saviour to win her heart. In reality, Indigenous women have always played strong and valued roles in their communities, leading by will and courage. Western ...
  • 2021
  • 00:19:16
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/28/2021

CBC Docs POV To the Worlds

Each of these women are growing older (some older than others!), but that won't stop them from competing in an international figure skating competition, or having a lot of fun along the way.
  • 2019
  • 00:44:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/18/2021

News in Review - March 2021 Women of Influence: Kamala Harris and Amanda Gorman

In January 2021, Kamala Harris became the highest-ranking woman in U.S. history when she was sworn in as the first female vice-president — and the first Black woman and person of South Asian descent to hold the position. Born in California, Harris has ties to Canada having attended high school in Montreal. Another exciting voice heard at the U.S. presidential ...
  • 2021
  • 00:14:56
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/12/2021

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News in Review - March 2021 Gender Inequality: The Pandemic's Impact on Women

During the COVID-19 pandemic, one of the groups that has been disproportionately affected is women. Women tend to be the majority of workers in front-facing service jobs. When COVID-19 hit, many of those jobs disappeared. Also, women still bear more of the responsibility for childcare and household management, resulting in many leaving the workforce as schools and daycares shuttered. Statistics ...
  • 2021
  • 00:16:40
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/12/2021

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Library and Archives Canada La Bolduc: Queen of Canadian Folksingers

In this episode Library and Archives Canada’s Music Historian and Archivist Rachel Chiasson-Taylor discusses Mary Travers Bolduc, a traditional housewife who became known as the “Queen of Canadian Folksingers.” Find out how and why her career, which began out of simple economic necessity and, building on the music of her own roots, became the stuff of legend.
  • 2016
  • 00:34:34
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/19/2021

CBC News Looking Back: The Accidental MLA

Saskatchewan's first female MLA is elected to replace her late husband in the legislature but does little to promote the women's movement.
  • 2001
  • 00:04:28
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/05/2021

The Fifth Estate Justice for Jassi Sidhu

Nineteen years after a young woman from B.C. was killed during a trip to India, Jassi Sidhu's uncle and mother have been extradited to India to stand trial on murder charges. They are accused of murdering her because she married a poor Indian rickshaw driver instead of the wealthy Canadian they had chosen for her. Bob McKeown investigates.
  • 2019
  • 00:18:53
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/29/2020

The Fifth Estate Inside Incel: Alek Minassian and online misogyny

It was characterized as the actions of a lone wolf — the van attack in Toronto last spring. But was it really? Alek Minassian is accused of committing one of the largest mass killings in Canadian history. Before the attack, a post appeared on Minassian's Facebook account that said "the Incel Rebellion has already begun." The term "incel" is an ...
  • 2019
  • 00:22:01
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 09/29/2020

The Fifth Estate Polygamy in Canada: An open secret

Polygamy is against the Canadian Criminal Code, yet some imams are openly willing to perform a marriage for Muslim men who want second wives, including one of the most prominent imams in the country.
  • 2019
  • 00:16:03
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/25/2020

News in Review - February 2020 The Montreal Massacre: 30 Years On

On a cold December night 30 years ago, a man walked into Montreal’s École Polytechnique, separated the men from the women and started shooting the women. Fourteen women died that day and 13 others were wounded. In a suicide note, the killer claimed he did it because he hated feminists, whom he held responsible for ruining his life. Thirty years ...
  • 2020
  • 00:16:03
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/28/2020

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CBC Docs POV Hockey Mom

Fatma and her son Majed fled Syria for the safety of Toronto, but their troubles are far from over. Hockey Mom looks at what happens after "year one" ends.
  • 2020
  • 00:44:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/18/2020

The Nature of Things She Walks With Apes

This is the epic story of three women who embarked on lifelong journeys to study and protect humanity’s closest living relatives: the great apes. Jane Goodall, who left England to live with the chimpanzees of Tanzania and became one of the most famous scientists of our time; American Dian Fossey, who championed the mountain gorillas of Rwanda and, though she ...
  • 2019
  • 01:28:30
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/13/2020

Stacey Dooley Investigates Russia's War on Women

Behind closed doors, Russian society has a dark secret. It is estimated that thousands of Russian women are murdered every year by their husbands or partners. Domestic violence is so deep-rooted in Russia there's even a well-known saying: 'If he beats you, it means he loves you'. Despite the scale of the problem, in February 2017 the Russian government decriminalized ...
  • 2017
  • 00:50:17
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 07/09/2020

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The National Aunt Jemima to rebrand, end use of racist stereotype

The Aunt Jemima brand is based on a racist stereotype, but amid mounting criticism its 131-year history is coming to an end.
  • 2020
  • 00:02:22
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/03/2020

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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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 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

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

News in Review - April 2019 Sam's Story: Sex Assault Survivor Speaks Out

At 17, Sam Fazio was just a regular teenager at a school dance in Vancouver. Then she was violently sexually attacked in a bathroom stall. Sam reported the crime and went through the grueling process of physical and mental recovery while having to deal with police and a court case that left her and others shaking their heads. Since then, ...
  • 2019
  • 00:16:42
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 04/09/2019

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News in Review - March 2019 Fleeing Oppression: Saudi Teen Granted Asylum in Canada

Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun was just 18 years old when she barricaded herself in a Thai hotel room and started tweeting for help. The young Saudi woman claimed she was fleeing the oppression of her family and country and was seeking asylum. Her plight captured global attention on social media. Within days she was flying to Toronto after Canada agreed to ...
  • 2019
  • 00:18:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/18/2019

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News in Review - December 2018 #MeToo: The Movement a Year On

In October 2017 the #MeToo campaign went viral around the world empowering women to speak up about sexual harassment. But a year on, some are wondering if the movement has lost its momentum. While it seems to be making inroads in North America, it’s faced a serious backlash in France. This is a country that has always been polarized on ...
  • 2018
  • 00:15:48
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/21/2018

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CBC Docs POV The Reckoning: Hollywood's Worst Kept Secret

Powerful, personal and uncensored, The Reckoning explores the most explosive scandal in pop culture’s history: sexual harassment in Hollywood. The film features devastating accounts from a diverse cast and points a spotlight on the irrefutable facts that propelled these seemingly invincible players to be protected and their secrets hidden at all costs. It explores what can be done and if anything can ...
  • 2018
  • 00:45:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/20/2018

The National From Anita Hill to Christine Blasey Ford: Has anything changed?

Twenty-seven years after Anita Hill testified against Judge Clarence Thomas, Christine Blasey Ford did the same against Judge Brett Kavanaugh, but has anything changed for women in that time?
  • 2018
  • 00:08:18
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/06/2018

The National Canada should apologize for forced adoptions: Senate report

Between 1945 and 1971, an estimated 350,000 Canadian women were forced to give up their babies for adoption because they weren't married.
  • 2018
  • 00:03:56
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/12/2018

The National Women take men's roles at Stratford Festival

Women are taking men's roles at the normally traditional Stratford Festival, as organizers look for more gender parity in arts and entertainment.
  • 2018
  • 00:03:36
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/27/2018