News in Review - January 2006 Avian Flu: Preparing for a Pandemic

Health authorities around the world have been monitoring a new and dangerous bird-flu virus. So far the virus has been relatively harmless. But experts fear it could mutate into a much more deadly form and kill tens of millions of people. In this News in Review story we'll look at why the virus is so dangerous, and we'll examine what ...
  • 2006
  • 00:15:31
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/15/2006

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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

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

The Moblees Bing Boing Bounce

When it's time for a visiting baby Bing-Boing Bird to go back to its nest the Moblees need some big time bouncing help to get the job done.
  • 2016
  • 00:11:30
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 01/10/2017

Doc Zone Bite Me: the Bed Bug Invasion Classroom Favourites

The world's bed bug population has simply exploded. Prior to WWII they were an annoying but common part of daily life. Following the invention of the pesticide DDT in the 1940s, it looked as though bed bugs were gone for good. It turned out that DDT had some extremely nasty side effects so the chemical was banned starting in the 1970s ...
  • 2013
  • 00:43:46
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/13/2014

The Fifth Estate Black Dawn: The Next Pandemic

Black Dawn is a docudrama featuring leading epidemiologists, doctors and emergency planners who imagine the impact avian flu would have as it spreads around the globe. Although fictional, the scenario is very much grounded in scientific fact and inspired by the research and pandemic preparedness efforts of the world's leading thinkers on the subject. Some predict the coming pandemic will ...
  • 2006
  • 00:52:28
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013