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

Library and Archives Canada Bill Miner: Last of the Old Time Bandits

On May 8, 1906, three armed and masked men held up the Canadian Pacific Railway’s Transcontinental Express at a place called Duck’s Station, 17 miles east of Kamloops in British Columbia. It was a botched robbery to say the least. The bandits ordered the engine and mail car uncoupled, and moved the train a mile down the track. Realizing that ...
  • 2019
  • 01:04:40
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/22/2021

News in Review - May 2005 Bitter End: The Air India Trial Verdict

In mid-March, 2005, two men were found not guilty of charges related to Canada’s worst case of mass murder: the bombing of Air India Flight 182. The jumbo jet was ripped apart by an explosion high over the Atlantic Ocean on June 23, 1985. All 329 people on board, most of them Canadian, were killed. In this News in Review ...
  • 2005
  • 00:15:14
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/2005

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News in Review - September 2020 Black Lives Matter Canada: A Call for Racial Equality

The death of George Floyd in May 2020 during an arrest in Minneapolis led to widespread protests across the U.S. and around the globe, with calls for an end to racial inequality and police violence against Black people. In Canada, thousands marched under the banner of Black Lives Matter, demanding an end to racism here too. Those protests highlighted the ...
  • 2020
  • 00:15:51
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/30/2020

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News in Review - October 2016 Black Lives Matter: Activism in the Face of Racism in the U.S.

The Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement was formed in 2013 to bring attention to the plight of black people in America and to campaign against violence and systemic racism. African-Americans are five times more likely to be killed by police than white men in the U.S. The summer of 2016 saw still more black men shot by police. Activists responded ...
  • 2016
  • 00:21:18
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/19/2016

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The Fifth Estate Black Lives Matter: The Disruptors

It grew in just a couple of years from a hashtag to a powerful movement that has taken on police shootings of black people and is defiantly challenging the political establishment. Black Lives Matter (BLM) now has over 40 chapters in the United States and Canada. The Fifth Estate takes you inside the movement with the people who helped build it. Janaya ...
  • 2017
  • 00:45:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/26/2017

News in Review - April 2020 Black Market Firearms: How Illegal Guns Get Into Canada

Our streets in Canada are still quite safe, but gun crime is increasing. Much of the growth is attributed to gun and gang violence in larger cities like Toronto. Handgun homicides accounted for more than half of all murders in Canada in 2018, according to Statistics Canada. So, where are criminals getting all these guns? Police estimate about half the ...
  • 2020
  • 00:13:35
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/04/2020

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BBC Documentaries Black Power: America's Armed Resistance

Filmmaker Dan Murdoch spent last summer documenting clashes between a resurgent Ku Klux Klan and a growing Black Power movement. Now, in a follow up to KKK: The Fight for White Supremacy, he returns to America to revisit some of the people he met from the KKK and also meet members of the Black Liberation Movement to find out what black ...
  • 2016
  • 00:48:26
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/10/2020

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On the Coast Bob Joseph: '21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act'

Long time CBC News host Gloria Macarenko speaks with Bob Joseph, author of a new book on the Indian Act, about how the act still affects Indigenous peoples today.
  • 2018
  • 00:08:23
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/15/2018

News in Review - February 2019 Bomb on Board: The Mystery of CP Flight 21

The mysterious crash of CP Flight 21 five decades ago remains one of the largest unsolved mass murders in Canadian history. The commercial flight took off from Vancouver, bound for Whitehorse on July 8, 1965, when it exploded in mid-air over the B.C interior. All 52 people on board were killed. Weather was ruled out as a factor. The investigation ...
  • 2019
  • 00:18:46
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/05/2019

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