Canada: A People’s History, 1991-2015 – New Times, New Ways
new episodes of Canada: A People’s
History, narrated by Maggie Huculak, the country undergoes a seismic
change. Old values are challenged and Canada charts a different future. It’s
New Times, New Ways.
New Times, New Ways, Part 1 covers events from the last decade
of the 20th century. Gays and lesbians achieve equality; Indigenous people seek
redress over past abuse; the country once again stands on the brink of breakup;
Cirque du Soleil conquers the world; a way of life ends in Newfoundland; the
Blackberry gives birth to Canada’s own Silicon Valley; Canada’s peacekeeping
role suffers a near-fatal blow; and the 9/11 attack makes a small-town in
New Times, New Ways, Part 2 starts as 9/11 shakes the world.
Canada fights terrorism in Afghanistan and pays a heavy price; the Muslim
community is under suspicion; Indigenous women are Idle No More; Canadian athletes
own the podium at the Olympics in Vancouver; security goes rogue when the G20
meets in Toronto; the Earth’s climate is in jeopardy; and a Canadian astronaut
sees its frailty.
these stories, the documentary uses an intricate blend of live and archival
footage, with audio interviews, personal photos and archives from the
characters. Canada: A People’s History
embarks us again on a poignant and extraordinary journey through the personal
stories of its people.
Watch Part 1 | Watch Part 2