Documentary Barack Obama, Great Expectations (Part 2 of 2)

When Barack Obama was elected in 2008, rarely had expectations been so high and the obstacles to achieve them so great. The new president had to confront major crises — economic collapse chief among them — as well as an opposition determined to discredit him and destroy his agenda. From the producers of March of the Penguins, the film takes us ...
  • 2012
  • 00:51:20
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

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

Ideas Black Star Square (Part 2 of 3)

Part 2 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
  • 00:54:28
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 02/03/2014

Ideas Black Star Square (Part 3 of 3)

Part 3 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
  • 00:54:00
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 02/03/2014

Doc Zone Blue Jean Confidential

Blue jeans are the world’s favourite fashion statement — so popular they’ve become an American icon. Here’s a garment that’s remained hip for more than half a century, that’s thrived from World Wars to the present. We trace blue jean culture, from mining days to the ranch, from the beat and hippie generations to the world’s designer labels and celebrity ...
  • 2008
  • 00:44:05
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013