News in Review - October 2002 Back to School in Afghanistan

Following the defeat of the Taliban regime in Afghanistan, schools were re-opened throughout the country, but with a difference. For the first time in five years women were allowed to teach in schools and girls of all ages were allowed to be pupils. A documentary piece by Carol Off on the revitalization of the Afghan educational system.
  • 2002
  • 00:13:29
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2002

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The National Back to School in Afghanistan

Recently 1.5 million students went back to school in Afghanistan, in a country welcoming peace for the first time in years, but where images of war are still present in the classroom. The conditions are appalling, but the students are anxious for some kind of normal routine. Education is the government's number one post-war priority. But the big question is: ...
  • 2002
  • 00:22:54
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Andrew Marr's History of the World Battle of Marathon New

At the Battle of Marathon we see how military tactics can defend from the strongest of armies. With this we discover the beginnings of the Olympics and marathon, from the soldiers' run back to Athens to defend their city.
  • 2012
  • 00:10:47
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/24/2020

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News in Review - October 2019 Battling Beijing: Hong Kong's Summer of Protest

In the spring of 2019 Beijing announced an extradition bill that would have allowed Hong Kong residents to be extradited and tried in Communist mainland China. That led to growing protests demanding the withdrawal of the bill. Frustrations mounted and so did the use of force on both sides. As crowds grew into the millions, Chinese officials used tear gas, ...
  • 2019
  • 00:14:48
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/17/2019

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Doc Zone Berlin: 20 Years After

Doc Zone looks at the aftermath of a historic shift that changed the world's political landscape forever. It was a completely unexpected event, a dizzying moment shared by millions across the world. The fall of the Berlin Wall meant the destruction of the symbolic divide between East and West. The Cold War was over and had suddenly become the site ...
  • 2009
  • 00:43:12
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Quirks & Quarks Between Man and Beast: The Gorilla and the Victorians

Until about 150 years ago, the gorilla was considered a mythical beast. No European had ever seen one, and its very existence was only rumoured. All that changed, however, when a young, unknown French explorer named Paul du Chaillu turned up in London in 1861 with a load of gorilla skeletons and stuffed gorillas skins that he had collected in ...
  • 2014
  • 00:14:28
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/10/2014

CBC | Radio-Canada Documentary Beyond Words: Photographers of War

A raw, unflinching look at the role of the war photojournalist. Told from their point-of-view and with their startling and graphic images, Beyond Words takes you into the world of the combat photojournalist. Often living like gypsies, constantly moving, frequently in danger, this profession attracts a unique kind of individual. We learn about what they see and how they are ...
  • 2005
  • 00:57:35
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

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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Ideas Black Star Square (Part 1a of 3)

Part 1a of 3. On March 6, 1957, the Gold Coast became Ghana, the first country in sub-Saharan Africa to emerge from colonialism, and the first ripple in a great wave of independence that swept Africa. Ideas producer Dave Redel lived in Ghana, and on the 50th anniversary of independence he returns to see what has happened, and what it means for ...
  • 2007
  • 00:34:24
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 02/03/2014

Ideas Black Star Square (Part 1b of 3)

Part 1b of 3. On March 6, 1957, the Gold Coast became Ghana, the first country in sub-Saharan Africa to emerge from colonialism, and the first ripple in a great wave of independence that swept Africa. Ideas producer Dave Redel lived in Ghana, and on the 50th anniversary of independence he returns to see what has happened, and what it means for ...
  • 2007
  • 00:19:05
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 02/03/2014