News in Review - October 2002 Back to School in Afghanistan

Following the defeat of the Taliban regime in Afghanistan, schools were re-opened throughout the country, but with a difference. For the first time in five years women were allowed to teach in schools and girls of all ages were allowed to be pupils. A documentary piece by Carol Off on the revitalization of the Afghan educational system.
  • 2002
  • 00:13:29
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2002

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The National Back to School in Afghanistan

Recently 1.5 million students went back to school in Afghanistan, in a country welcoming peace for the first time in years, but where images of war are still present in the classroom. The conditions are appalling, but the students are anxious for some kind of normal routine. Education is the government's number one post-war priority. But the big question is: ...
  • 2002
  • 00:22:54
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Becoming Canadian Becoming Canadian, Episode 1

Rachel was assigned male at birth, but always knew she was a woman. Ellaha came from an educated family in Afghanistan, but was told by the Taliban that girls could no longer attend school. Kerstin grew up trapped inside East Berlin until the Berlin Wall came down. Syed’s mother was six months pregnant with him when an accident killed his ...
  • 2017
  • 00:21:53
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/09/2017

Becoming Canadian Becoming Canadian, Episode 2

Mohamad left war-torn Lebanon to become a medical doctor in Canada. Mo has a career she never would have imagined possible back in China. After leaving Trinidad, Jerome rediscovered his love of soccer in his new home country. After hearing about the "politeness" of Canada, Annabelle and Aidan decided to raise their children here.
  • 2017
  • 00:21:53
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/09/2017

Becoming Canadian Becoming Canadian, Episode 3

With tribal warfare raging in Ethiopia, Jemal fled to the world's largest refugee camp, leaving his pregnant wife behind. Janice came to Canada and found a job and the love of her life at a Tim Hortons. Abimbola realized his dream of bodybuilding in Canada, something he would never have done back in Nigeria. Rita was happy to choose Canadian ...
  • 2017
  • 00:21:53
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/09/2017

Becoming Canadian Becoming Canadian, Episode 4

Hsa’s family was given a simple choice by his homeland’s oppressive government: flee or die. From a region known for rugby, Rhys moved to Canada for his love of hockey. Juliette wants to break the cycle of systemic racism and teach her kids to appreciate the diversity of Canada. Esther went from a Mexican living a secret life in the ...
  • 2017
  • 00:21:53
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/09/2017

Becoming Canadian Becoming Canadian, Episode 5

Gannon came to Canada for love. Tony brought his experience to a small prairie town and reopened the local Legion to support veterans like himself who suffer from PTSD. Kallie lost everything when she arrived in Canada, but she built a successful and fulfilling business with hard work. Following a chance encounter on a cruise ship, Romulo moved to Canada ...
  • 2017
  • 00:21:53
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/09/2017

Becoming Canadian Becoming Canadian, Episode 6

With three young daughters and financial struggles, John and Claudia took the biggest risks of their lives – moving to Canada to start a business without knowing how to speak English. An 88-year old is proud of all her accomplishments, including her four-person marriage, and now adds her long-awaited, hard-earned Canadian citizenship to the list. Sharmila was expecting to become ...
  • 2017
  • 00:21:53
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/09/2017

The National Big Gamble

Gambling used to be controlled by the underworld and was known as the "wages of sin". Now it's run by government in the name of deficit reduction, with most of the money coming from Video Lottery Terminals (VLTs). Some will have you believe it is just a harmless dollar or two spent on a dream while providing jobs, revenue and ...
  • 1997
  • 00:26:59
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

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