CBC Short Docs Freedom Summer

At this summer camp in Toronto, Black youth learn about self-love and Black liberation. Moon is a 13-year-old discovering what it means to take responsibility as a leader. Rihanna is a seven-year-old learning to love the skin she’s in. Freedom Summer follows them as they learn about themselves and others at Black Lives Matter Toronto’s Freedom School — a summer camp where ...
  • 2018
  • 00:11:50
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 02/12/2018

News in Review - November 2013 Frosh Week Controversy

A frosh week chant turned into a major scandal for St. Mary’s University and the University of British Columbia this past September. The chants glorified underage sexual assault. The impropriety of the incident is made worse in light of the Rehtaeh Parsons case. She alleged she had been sexually assaulted when she was just 15 and then bullied online. She ...
  • 2013
  • 00:13:18
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 11/15/2013

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Doc Zone Generation Jobless Classroom Favourites

There was a time when a university degree assured you of a good job, good pay and a comfortable life. Not anymore. Today, the unemployment rate for young people in this country is close to 15% – double that of the general population. But the real crisis is the increasing number of university and college grads who are underemployed – scraping ...
  • 2013
  • 00:43:28
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/05/2014

News in Review - January 2006 Guns and Gangs: Toronto Fights Back

Canada's largest city is battling a frightening increase in gun violence. In 2005 there were more deaths by gunfire in Toronto than in any other year. Most of the victims were young black men killed in gang-style shootings. In this News in Review story we'll look at how the killings shocked a city and forced elected officials to take action. ...
  • 2006
  • 00:13:32
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/15/2006

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The National Hands Across the Arctic: The Deaf in Remote Communities

It is something most of us take for granted – to be heard and to hear – but for close to one million Canadians this is not the case. For the deaf, the world is not only silent, it is isolating. In this National Magazine story, we see people who feel the isolation most intensely: those who live in Canada's far north. ...
  • 2000
  • 00:24:16
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/18/2013

The National Harambee: Educating Girls in Kenya

Kenya is a place where women and girls face obstacles every day. Canadian Lorrie Williams first saw that 25 years ago when she travelled to Kenya to teach. She was often forced to turn away students whose parents could not pay school fees, and all too often she noticed that families were less likely to spend scarce resources on educating ...
  • 2008
  • 00:19:30
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - May 2009 Hockey Players and Life Lessons

In Vancouver, police have come up with a new way to teach kids about the danger of drugs. They have enlisted the help of some hockey players and some of the drug addicted residents of the city’s Downtown Eastside neighbourhood. In this News in Review story we’ll show you what happened when the two groups came together and what the ...
  • 2009
  • 00:12:52
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/2009

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Canadian History: A Conversation How Much Do Canadians Know about our Military History?

How much do Canadians know about our country's military history? Join three historians, an educator and an author for a roundtable discussion about diversity in the armed forces, the military's role in defining our nation and the differing perspectives on Canada's military past. Moderated by Ted Barris, journalist and author, the panel includes: Desmond Morton, Institute for the Study of ...
  • 2017
  • 00:41:28
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/10/2017

Canadian History: A Conversation How Much Do You Know about Black History in Canada?

How much do we know about black history in Canada? Who were the key figures? What do we lose when we don't include black stories in our history? Moderated by Amanda Parris, host of Exhibitionists on CBC Arts, the panel includes: Nikki Clarke, Ontario Black History Society; Afua Cooper, Dalhousie University; Andrea Davis, York University; and Karen Flynn, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
  • 2017
  • 00:50:18
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/10/2017

Canadian History: A Conversation How Much Do You Know about the Roles Women Played in Canadian History?

Who were the key women in Canadian history? How well do we know their stories? Moderated by Marivel Taruc, host of CBC's Our Toronto, the panel includes: Pamela Sugiman, Ryerson University; Funke Aladejebi, York University; and Tarah Brookfield, Wilfrid Laurier University.
  • 2017
  • 00:40:41
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/10/2017