The Fifth Estate Voyage of the Black Dragon

It was a desperate gamble: more than 130 Chinese migrants spent months in squalid conditions below the deck of an old fishing boat, risking their lives for a chance for a better life in America. But those dreams were defeated when the crew of the Black Dragon left them stranded on a remote island off the coast of British Columbia ...
  • 2014
  • 00:44:59
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/12/2014

CBC Short Docs Walk Good

In this stirring portrait, a grieving mother reconciles her life after each of her three children is murdered in three separate and unrelated shootings. As a single mother, Carol Roache understood the myriad of complex and deadly struggles that black youth face each day, and she carefully prepared her children for the world that awaited them. She raised them to ...
  • 2016
  • 00:12:02
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 08/03/2017

News in Review - April 1997 War Criminals: Hiding in Canada

This story investigates the issue of Canada as a haven for accused war criminals, including those from the post-Second World War period and from recent conflicts such as those in Somalia, Bosnia and Rwanda.
  • 1997
  • 00:17:18
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/1997

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News in Review - December 2004 Water Fight: A Tale of Two Rivers

A new battle appears to be looming between Canada and the United States. This time it's about water. Many years ago, the two countries agreed to share the water from two rivers that flow from Montana into Alberta. But now the Americans want to change the deal. They want more water, and we don't want to give it to them. ...
  • 2004
  • 00:16:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/2004

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News in Review - November 2013 What is Dying with Dignity?

It’s sometimes called euthanasia, others call it “dying with dignity” – and it means the right to end one’s life peacefully. Dr. Donald Low, an infectious disease expert from Ontario, died this fall of a rare brain tumour. In a video shot shortly before he passed away, Low made an impassioned plea for Canada to change its laws on assisted ...
  • 2013
  • 00:18:23
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 11/15/2013

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Witness Who Owns My Life? The Sue Rodriguez Story

This moving documentary chronicles the last 18 months in the life of a courageous woman who battled a fatal disease while fighting for her legal right to doctor-assisted suicide. We go behind the scenes and beyond the issues to spend intimate moments with this gracious, yet determined woman who allowed her personal pain to become public in her bid for ...
  • 1994
  • 00:50:53
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Current Who Qualifies for Victim Assistance?

When someone is murdered, provincial programs offer payments worth thousands of dollars to grieving children, spouses, parents or siblings. But if the murder victim has a criminal connection, those same relatives are ruled ineligible. Should they be? Some victims groups are arguing for equal treatment. Others insist crime should never pay anyone, including the relatives.
  • 2013
  • 00:23:26
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 09/19/2014

News in Review - February 2011 WikiLeaks and the Information War

WikiLeaks is a website that publishes "secret" government or corporate information. In this News in Review story we examine the controversy over the release by WikiLeaks of hundreds of classified U.S. documents, as well as the role of its founder and editor-in-chief, Julian Assange.
  • 2011
  • 00:14:47
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/2011

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As It Happens Winnipeg Bans Singing in Buses

Winnipeg is trying to make city buses safer. Most of the 40 ticketable offenses in its new transit bylaw aren't controversial — bans on drinking alcohol, rules against climbing out of bus windows, that sort of thing. But one particular new rule is causing debate: a ban on singing on the bus. Brian Mayes, a city councillor and the chairman of ...
  • 2014
  • 00:09:14
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/08/2014

National Geographic Documentaries Witch Hunter's Bible

For the first time ever, an international investigation team joins forces to unravel the mysteries of the Malleus Maleficarum, or Hammer of Witches. Written in 1486, this infamous medieval manual changed the way the Western world saw evil. With detailed instructions on how to find, prosecute and punish witches, the Malleus inspired centuries of accusation and bloodshed on both sides of the Atlantic. Now, ...
  • 2010
  • 00:45:08
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/05/2017

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