News in Review - February 2018 Sexual Slavery: The Shocking World of Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is big business in Canada, with girls, some as young as 12, coerced into sexual slavery. Ninety percent of the victims come from within Canada. They are controlled by pimps who may initially pose as their boyfriends, showering them with attention and gifts. Then they are threatened, beaten, held captive and even branded. The problem has become so ...
  • 2018
  • 00:19:39
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 02/22/2018

The Canadian Experience Sisters in the Wilderness

In England, they had been rising literary stars: educated, cultured and refined. They were hopelessly unprepared for life in the rough-and-tumble new colony, where it was a wrenching struggle simply to survive. And yet, despite illness and poverty, and at times near starvation, the two women never stopped writing, leaving an unparalleled record of life in early Canada. Their story ...
  • 2003
  • 01:27:06
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Sports Illustrated's burkini cover: exploitation or representation?

The 2019 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition features supermodel Halima Aden wearing a burkini on the cover. The National's Pop Panel breaks down the complex values at play.
  • 2019
  • 00:11:15
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/23/2019

The National Stopping the Cycle of Violence in Indigenous Communities

This report follows Krista Shore and Lani Elliott, two Indigenous women who have survived great trauma. Now they're trying to make a difference for the next generation. Shore runs a support group in North Central Regina called the Circle of Courage, and Elliott shares her life lessons in classrooms.
  • 2015
  • 00:05:47
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/16/2016

Firsthand Sugar Sisters

This provocative documentary follows three young sisters as they explore sugar dating, the globally popular phenomenon that sees young men and women dating wealthier, older men (and women) in exchange for money and gifts. Sugar Sisters follows Hannah, a queer twenty-something filmmaker, and her two younger sisters, Amalia and Caroline, as they explore this highly controversial world at a time when the ...
  • 2016
  • 00:44:08
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 12/19/2016

The Canadian Experience The 13th Mission

The 13th Mission tells the true wartime story of the Lancaster bomber, the women who built it, the men who flew it, and the heroism and personal sacrifice endured on both sides of the Atlantic. In the spring of 1944 all of Europe was at war, and one million Canadians worked day and night to supply guns, tanks, ships and ...
  • 2004
  • 00:48:44
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - February 2008 The Assassination of Benazir Bhutto

On December 27, 2007, former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto was murdered as she left an election rally in Rawalpindi. Bhutto’s death caused widespread rioting and forced the government to postpone a general election until February. In this News in Review story we’ll look at the life of Benazir Bhutto and what her death could mean for her troubled country.
  • 2008
  • 00:12:37
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/2008

News in Review - December 2003 The Gender Gap in Our Schools

In schools across Canada girls are outperforming boys. This has led to shifting enrollment patterns at universities: women now make up more than 50 per cent of students in overall enrollment and in professional programs such as law and medicine. Women are also making huge gains in engineering and the sciences, once almost exclusively male domains. Experts say the reason ...
  • 2003
  • 00:15:26
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/2003

Doc Zone The Girls of Summer

Although many would argue that Canada’s favourite sport is played on the ice, a group of young female soccer players beg to differ. These Canadian teenagers dream of playing for Canada at the FIFA Under 17 World Cup — but only 20 of them will make the cut. The Girls of Summer is a story about soccer, but also about all ...
  • 2008
  • 00:45:21
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - February 2012 The Horror and Fear of Honour Killing

A high-profile murder trial in Kingston, Ontario, has drawn attention to the isolated but growing phenomenon of so-called honour killing. It's a crime where cultural clashes can lead some families to murder their own relatives. In this News in Review story we examine this sensitive subject and look at how some Canadian women are living in fear.
  • 2012
  • 00:12:41
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/2012