My Brilliant Brain Born Genius

At two years old, Marc Yu taught himself how to play Mary Had a Little Lamb on the piano. One year later, he was tackling Beethoven. Without ever studying, Marc also has perfect pitch – the ability to identify musical notes as easily as identifying colors – a skill that only one in 10,000 people has. How did Marc develop his amazing ...
  • 2007
  • 00:47:16
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/15/2016

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The Nature of Things Brain Magic: The Power of Placebo Classroom Favourites

For centuries placebos have been thought of as fake medicine involving trickery and deceit, but Brain Magic: The Power of Placebo pulls back the curtains on the proof that placebos can have powerful – and real – effects on our mind and body. Neuroscience is revealing how our bodies’ response to treatment is heavily influenced by our expectations, prior experiences, our beliefs ...
  • 2013
  • 00:44:17
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/13/2014

The Fifth Estate Broken Heroes

Every Remembrance Day, we honour the sacrifices made by those who were killed or physically injured serving their country in wartime. But, what of those with the crippling but invisible wounds of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)? In this Fifth Estate documentary, Gillian Findlay introduces us to three Canadian soldiers who served in Afghanistan. Jeff, Matt and Dave all speak candidly ...
  • 2009
  • 00:42:11
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Bullied, Battered and Bruised

This powerful documentary looks at the significant psychological and physical implications of bullying, and profiles the way two schools are dealing with this difficult and pervasive problem. First, several students, parents and community members in a Manitoba town who, despite the threat of a community backlash, publicly voice their concerns about the bullying in their schools and participate in candid ...
  • 2000
  • 01:12:17
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - September 2001 Bullies in Schools: Why Kids Bully

Bullying has physical and psychological effects. In this News in Review report we examine why children become bullies, the impact that this anti-social behaviour has on their victims, and the ways in which families, schools and communities attempt to deal with the problem.
  • 2001
  • 00:14:11
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/2001

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The Fifth Estate Bus 1170: A Greyhound Nightmare

A seemingly random decision, to take the Greyhound from B.C. to Winnipeg rather than a friend’s offer of a plane ticket, would cost 22-year-old Tim McLean his life and profoundly change the lives of those who witnessed his murder. On Greyhound 1170, Vincent Li, a diagnosed schizophrenic on his own randomly chosen bus journey, sat beside McLean and then, obeying ...
  • 2009
  • 00:41:12
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 03/26/2014

Mystery Manhunt California Hot Shot

When they find mysterious leg burns among their target's injuries, the team realizes they will face an unusual challenge tracking him down. Thinking he may be a sportsman, they overcome a host of dead ends to finally discover that he and his injuries are far more extraordinary than they imagined.
  • 2011
  • 00:45:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/27/2016

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News in Review - May 2011 Canada and the Afghanistan Legacy

In July, Canada's combat mission in Afghanistan will come to an end. About 2,000 soldiers stationed in Kandahar will be withdrawn. About 1,000 others will stay on in the country to train Afghan forces. In this News in Review story, we'll look at our nine-year combat mission and what it managed to accomplish.
  • 2011
  • 00:15:59
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/2011

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Canada's Smartest Person Canada's Smartest Person, Season 3, Episode 1

There's more to intelligence than IQ. How are you smart? In the premiere of Canada's Smartest Person, Season 3, a cancer researcher, pro gamer, retired military helicopter pilot and three others compete. Dextrous One, the "World's Youngest DJ" and comedian Scott Thompson guest star, as host Jessi Cruickshank tests the participants' intelligence in all its forms.
  • 2016
  • 00:44:10
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/19/2016

Canada's Smartest Person Canada's Smartest Person, Season 3, Episode 2

A copywriter, physical education teacher, a makeup artist, an innkeeper, a psychic medium and program director all go head-to-head to see who will earn a spot in Canada's Smartest Person season finale. They will have to muster all of their cognitive abilities to advance — whether logic, visual, physical, musical, social or linguistic intelligence.
  • 2016
  • 00:44:10
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/19/2016