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News in Review - February 2018 Raqqa in Ruins: Former ISIS Capital Reclaimed

Raqqa was once a thriving city in Syria; until 2014, when the jihadist group ISIS declared it as its self-proclaimed capital. In 2017, the battle for Raqqa began with Russian and Syrian bombers providing air strikes and the U.S. led Syrian Democratic Forces on the ground. The battle took many months, but eventually ISIS was driven out. The city is ...
  • 2018
  • 00:18:36
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 02/22/2018

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News in Review - January 2018 After Maria: Puerto Rico Struggles to Rebuild

The summer of 2017 was devastating for the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico. The island was already struggling from an economic crisis when two back to back hurricanes hit. The second, Maria, battered the island, tearing out its already fragile infrastructure – including electricity and water. Two months later, recovery is slow and island residents feel forgotten.
  • 2018
  • 00:18:57
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/26/2018

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News in Review - January 2018 North Korea: A Growing Threat to World Peace​

North Korea is an isolated and secretive country. Its leader, Kim Jong-un, took power in 2011 after the death of his father, Kim Jong-il. Since then, he has doggedly pursued the development of a nuclear bomb. The United States has long been considered the deterrent to other nations developing nuclear weapons. But that hasn’t stopped Kim. In 2017, North Korea ...
  • 2018
  • 00:19:06
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/26/2018

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The Nature of Things Lost Secrets of the Pyramid

The Great Pyramid of Egypt may be humanity’s greatest achievement. It’s a skyscraper of stone built without computers or complex machinery. This super-sized tomb has fascinated historians and archeologists for centuries. Now the secrets of the pyramid could finally be exposed, thanks to a series of astonishing new findings. Egyptologists are unearthing evidence across the country to reveal a story ...
  • 2017
  • 00:44:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/11/2017

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

CBC Docs POV Mohamed Fahmy: Half Free

Set against the spectre of growing global terrorism, and in an era of vicious attacks on press freedom around the world, Mohamed Fahmy: Half Free is a character study of a Canadian-Egyptian journalist who was jailed for pursuing the truth. With exclusive interviews with some of the world’s most respected journalists who worked alongside Fahmy covering the Arab Spring, the documentary is ...
  • 2017
  • 00:44:10
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/29/2017

The Nature of Things Secrets from the Ice

All over the world the climate is changing and glaciers are melting out incredible discoveries. In Canada’s Yukon, finds have included weapons, bones and the preserved body of a man, centuries old, complete with his clothing, his personal possessions and even the contents of his last meal in his stomach. He was named Kwäday Dän Ts'ìnchi: Long Ago Man Found. ...
  • 2017
  • 00:44:10
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/28/2017

News in Review - November 2017 The Rohingya Crisis: Is this Ethnic Cleansing?

The Rohingya people have been described as the most persecuted minority in the world. They are an ethnic group of about one million who have lived for centuries in Myanmar – formerly Burma. They are not considered citizens and many are of the Muslim faith. In the summer of 2017 hundreds of thousands of Rohingya fled their homes, headed for ...
  • 2017
  • 00:17:23
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/27/2017

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The Fifth Estate The Truth Smugglers: The Disappeared in Syria

They are crimes a regime wants to keep secret: tens of thousands of Syrians have “disappeared” in the past six years of civil war, swept away to government prisons and detention centres to be interrogated, tortured and worse. The Fifth Estate tells their stories – and looks at the people who risk their lives to expose the truth about these and other ...
  • 2017
  • 00:45:12
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 11/22/2017

News in Review - October 2017 Violence in Virginia: The Rise of the Alt-Right

In August 2017 a quaint college town in Virginia became the epicentre of America’s cultural and racial divide. White nationalists clashed violently with counter protesters. One woman died after a car was deliberately driven into the crowds. Dozens were injured. But what led to this seeming re-emergence of virulent racism and white supremacy? And is this strictly an American problem? ...
  • 2017
  • 00:19:07
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/18/2017

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Canada: The Story of Us United at War (1939-1944)

WWII, a war even more terrible than the last, demands courage, commitment and ingenuity. Canada meets this challenge head on, giving everything we have at home and abroad. Canadians come together, working and fighting for a common cause. United – at war. Features stories/events include: building planes / Battle of Britain, women joining the workforce to support the war effort, ...
  • 2017
  • 00:44:16
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 10/10/2017

Canada: The Story of Us Service and Sacrifice (1916-1929)

Bravery and sacrifice define our new nation as war erupts across Europe. Canada, as a British Dominion, joins in the fight – a young country seeking to find its place on the world stage. It's not long before nearly half a million Canadians, including thousands of Indigenous soldiers, travel to Europe to serve beside their allies in the First World ...
  • 2017
  • 00:44:16
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 10/10/2017

The National Kennewick Man

When a 9,200 year-old skeleton is accidentally discovered in Washington State, no one could have imagined that the incident would erupt into a stormy debate about the very origins of the earliest inhabitants of North America. Local Native American tribes lay claim to the remains, but scientists feel that further study is imperative to better understand the evolutionary patterns of ...
  • 2000
  • 00:11:43
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/26/2017

CANAdooDAday Alexander Graham Bell Invents the Telephone

The story of Alexander Graham Bell and Canada’s greatest invention is told in a teen pop song. In this version of the story, Bell only sees the fun advantages of the telephone he created — calling his dog, phoning his teacher to play hookey and of course, ordering pizza.
  • 2017
  • 00:03:18
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 06/19/2017

National Geographic Documentaries Iceman Autopsy

He’s been dead for more than 5,000 years. Poked, prodded and probed by scientists for the last 20 years. And yet today, Ötzi the Iceman, the famous mummified corpse pulled from a glacier in the Italian Alps nearly two decades ago, continues to keep many secrets. Now, through an autopsy like none other, scientists will attempt to unravel more mysteries from ...
  • 2011
  • 00:51:26
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/09/2017

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National Geographic Documentaries Witch Hunter's Bible

For the first time ever, an international investigation team joins forces to unravel the mysteries of the Malleus Maleficarum, or Hammer of Witches. Written in 1486, this infamous medieval manual changed the way the Western world saw evil. With detailed instructions on how to find, prosecute and punish witches, the Malleus inspired centuries of accusation and bloodshed on both sides of the Atlantic. Now, ...
  • 2010
  • 00:45:08
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/05/2017

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The National Republican leadership 'shackled' to Trump: David Frum

This report from The National delves into the issues behind the firing of FBI director James Comey by U.S. President Donald Trump. David Frum, senior editor at The Atlantic, says James Comey's firing is a blow to the U.S. government's unwritten rules. He explains why a strong response from Congress, and especially Republican Congress members, is so important.
  • 2017
  • 00:12:18
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/02/2017

The National South Sudan famine: Why aid relief is so challenging

For aid workers, South Sudan's famine is difficult to address. The country's civil war is forcing them to deliver food through air drops.
  • 2017
  • 00:05:24
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/02/2017

The National South Sudan famine: Causes and solutions

The National takes a look at the emerging disaster in the northeast African nation of South Sudan as its people struggle with famine. Featured in this panel discussion: Samantha Nutt, War Child Canada; Brian Stewart, a former foreign correspondent for CBC who covered the 1984 famine in Ethiopia; and Kennedy Jawoko, a journalism professor at Seneca College who was in South ...
  • 2017
  • 00:15:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/02/2017

Mansbridge One on One Tony Blair

Peter Mansbridge sits down with former UK prime minister Tony Blair to talk about populism in politics after Brexit and the U.S. presidential election.
  • 2016
  • 00:22:23
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/21/2017

Découverte The First Canadians

On July 1, Canada will be celebrating its 150th anniversary. But in reality, our country has been inhabited for much longer… close to 15,000 years. Where did the first Canadians come from? How did they get here? And how did they use their ingenuity to adapt to this cold and unknown land? This documentary takes us across the country, tracing ...
  • 2017
  • 00:52:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/27/2017

News in Review - March 2017 Women’s March on Washington: Stronger Together

The election of President Donald Trump deeply divided the United States. Just a day after his swearing-in ceremony, more than one million people took to the streets around the world to protest. Washington was ground zero. The Women’s March on Washington saw an unprecedented number of marchers turn out. They were there to ensure the new administration did not erode ...
  • 2017
  • 00:20:53
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/23/2017

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Mansbridge One on One Sally Armstrong

Peter Mansbridge sits down with Canadian journalist, filmmaker and human rights activist Sally Armstrong to talk about her work in Iraq speaking directly with ISIS fighters and the Yazidi women and girls they captured.
  • 2016
  • 00:22:22
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/03/2017

News in Review - February 2017 Civilians Under Siege: The Battle for Aleppo

For nearly six years the residents of Syria have dealt with war. But it was the battle for the city of Aleppo that finally drew international outrage: thousands of civilians trapped in the city, bombarded, starving, and with little or no medical facilities. For weeks the opposing sides lay siege and citizens paid the price as the world, for the ...
  • 2017
  • 00:20:21
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/20/2017

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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