CBC News Appropriation vs. Artistic Freedom

Prominent Canadian journalists came under fire for their reaction to a controversial editorial that dismissed the idea of cultural appropriation. Walrus editor Jonathan Kay and CBC film and pop culture critic Jesse Wente discuss the issue.
  • 2017
  • 00:13:13
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/30/2017

Doc Zone Are We Digital Dummies?

Doc Zone investigates how our love affair with technology taxes our brains, leaving us chronically distracted, less productive and possibly a lot less happy. Are We Digital Dummies? takes a hard look at the risks associated with using so much tech gear, whether we're in the office, at home, behind the wheel of a car or in meetings, where cell phone ...
  • 2010
  • 00:42:40
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Cross Country Checkup Art and reconciliation

The Secret Path is a powerful film about an Indigenous boy who dies escaping a residential school. Does art — films, books and music — offer the best path to heal historical wrongs? Guests include Joseph Boyden, award-winning author of Three Day Road, The Orenda and most recently the novella Wenjack; Susan Aglukark, Inuk singer and songwriter; Ry Moran, Director of the National Centre for ...
  • 2016
  • 01:53:03
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/10/2016

Ideas Art We Live In

We love and hate them, but we can't escape them either — we're all obliged to live and work in buildings, and we all have strong feelings about how they look, how they function, and how they affect us. Witold Rybczynski plays architecture tour guide to explore some big questions: What makes buildings work (or not)? What were the architects ...
  • 2014
  • 00:53:58
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 02/05/2014

News in Review - December 1993 Artistic Judgment: What's Allowed in the '90s

The controversies over such productions as Show Boat and Miss Saigon bring into question the issue of racial stereotypes in artistic works, historical accuracy, and artistic freedom.
  • 1993
  • 00:16:34
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/1993

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CBC Drama Special As You Like It

This delightful romantic comedy, lavishly staged by the Stratford Festival, has been a favourite with audiences throughout the centuries. In this acclaimed production John Hirsch directs Roberta Maxwell and Rosemary Dunsmore as Rosalind and Celia, with Andrew Gillies as Orlando and Nicholas Pennell as Jaques. Pitting young love against the vanity of the court, the fairytale play tells the familiar ...
  • 1983
  • 02:39:00
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Witness Ask a Silly Question

Opinion polls are very influential, determining everything from how we are governed to what we eat for breakfast. But this is a completely unregulated industry, subject to human frailty and open to abuse. This offbeat and often hilarious documentary uses bogus polls to show how easily people will comment on subjects they clearly know nothing about. Viewers are then taken ...
  • 1998
  • 00:44:42
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

8th Fire At the Crossroads

At the close of the series, we meet young Aboriginals preparing to change the future, determined to light the 8th Fire and build a new relationship with Canada. A fascinating range of artists, activists and business people take us through ways to shed the colonial past and build new pathways in education and economic development. This is all in pursuit ...
  • 2012
  • 00:43:19
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Interrupt This Program Athens

The third episode of Interrupt The Program visits Athens, Greece. A photographer, an electronic pop band, a mural artist and a writer demonstrate how art is a means of survival in the midst of a city under economic crisis.
  • 2015
  • 00:21:58
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 12/01/2015

Nazi Megastructures Atlantic Wall

To protect occupied Europe from an Allied invasion, Hitler demanded the construction of a defensive wall stretching thousands of kilometres, from France in the South to Norway in the North. This is the story of how this vast engineering project sucked in huge quantities of raw materials and men from all over the Third Reich and faced its ultimate test ...
  • 2013
  • 00:44:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/05/2016

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