The Fifth Estate Avoidable Tragedy: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome is caused when pregnant women seriously abuse alcohol, resulting in permanent damage to parts of an unborn child's brain. This cause of mental retardation is especially common among Canada's native people and the real tragedy is there is very little help available from schools and governments for these children and their families.
  • 1993
  • 00:23:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

CBC Short Docs Babe, I Hate to Go

A migrant worker splits his time between farm work in Canada and his family back home in Top Hill, Jamaica. Sudden news of a terminal illness forces him to question his future and his ability to continue working. Facing mortality, he struggles to accept his condition and decides to protect his family from the knowledge of his diagnosis.
  • 2017
  • 00:18:28
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 09/15/2017

The Fifth Estate Becoming Ayden

Changing sex. Not simple, not well understood, not consistently regulated, but here to stay and getting complicated. The Fifth Estate follows 17-year-old Adina Scheim from Toronto, who is becoming a boy named Ayden. Ayden is willing to go to great lengths to alter her female body to correspond with her male self-image. And Ayden is not alone. One Canadian clinic ...
  • 2004
  • 00:40:27
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Moblees Bedtime for Twirlies

Bailey is babysitting the Twirly Triplets, and It’s time for their nap, but when Bailey tries to put the Twirly-Whirlies to bed, she finds out it’s easier said than done.
  • 2016
  • 00:11:30
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 01/10/2017

We are the Best Beef from Cochrane

Why Alberta's grasslands are the perfect place to raise cattle. Join chef Ricardo Larrivée for a day of feeding the herd on the lush and temperate grasslands of southern Alberta, as he learns where Canadian beef begins.
  • 2017
  • 00:03:05
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 07/28/2017

The Fifth Estate Behind the Wall

With guards watching and a video camera rolling, Ashley Smith slowly choked herself to death in a federal prison on October 19, 2007. How could this tragic turn of events have happened? And what does it tell us about the way mentally ill inmates are treated in a prison system that was once the envy of the world? This Fifth Estate documentary ...
  • 2010
  • 00:42:25
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 08/27/2014

News in Review - September 2001 Beijing 2008: A Momentous Decision

This story examines the complex international competition to host the 2008 Summer Olympics, the political, economic, and diplomatic considerations in particular that led to the IOC granting the Games to China, and the implications and ramifications for the city that won Beijing and the Canadian city that lost, Toronto. To some the decision was a disgrace, given China's record of ...
  • 2001
  • 00:13:10
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/2001

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Firsthand Being Greene

This Firsthand documentary takes an intimate look at one family's struggle to break free from the clutches of mental illness. The Greenes are a fun-loving family of performers. Dave Greene, the father, is an Elvis Tribute Artist. The mom, Roxie, is a writer. Quinn, the eldest son, is an actor, and his little brother Kane is a beat-boxer. But underneath, they have ...
  • 2016
  • 00:44:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/07/2016

News in Review - September 1990 Ben Johnson

Ben Johnson's Olympic win and subsequent disgrace are the background for investigating drugs in sport. This report was a finalist for a U.S. National Educational Film & Video Festival award.
  • 1990
  • 00:13:10
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/1990

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Marketplace Best before: How supermarkets sell you old food

We rely on best before dates to make sure food is fresh and we don’t get sick. But how reliable are they? Supermarket insiders tell all and share common tricks some grocery stores use to give your favourite foods a second life.
  • 2015
  • 00:22:22
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/19/2017