Absolutely Canadian

Absolutely Canadian is a one-hour series showcasing the best in regional documentary and performance from across Canada. Featuring locally produced programs, the series highlights diverse and dynamic stories from Canadian communities. These compelling docs will be ideal for Equity Studies.

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Episodes

Absolutely Canadian Ketchup & Soya Sauce New

A documentary exploring the nuances of mixed Chinese-Canadian marriages in Quebec, in light of their historical taboo and criminalization in this country.
  • 2019
  • 00:43:51
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/23/2020

Absolutely Canadian Digging in the Dirt New

Digging in the Dirt is a documentary that tells story of oilpatch workers' mental health experiences. A combination of isolation, instability in the market, long hours and a "very hyper-masculine environment" can contribute to mental health issues, and even higher suicide rates, among oilpatch workers.
  • 2019
  • 00:44:05
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/25/2020

Absolutely Canadian The Mosque: A Community's Struggle New

Members of a Muslim community in Ste. Foy, Quebec navigate their place in Quebec society in the aftermath of the mosque shooting that devastated the community in January 2017.
  • 2019
  • 00:44:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/25/2020

Absolutely Canadian Behind the Bhangra Boys New

This is a joyous and poignant glimpse into the lives of the viral sensations, The Maritime Bhangra Group — five Sikh dancers and activists who are trying to make the world a better place, one dance at a time.
  • 2019
  • 00:44:11
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/24/2020

Absolutely Canadian Plantify: Changing Rural Newfoundland's Diet One Veggie at a Time New

Doctors Arjun and Shobha Rayapudi's radical plant-based food program is changing lives and health outcomes in an area of Newfoundland where diabetes and heart disease rates are some of the highest in the country (Burin Peninsula).
  • 2019
  • 00:44:06
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/24/2020

Absolutely Canadian The End of the Road

Follow this real life group of American war resisters and free-spirited Canadians and Europeans, escaping conformity and comfort for greener pastures. Not only did this eclectic group of dreamers, artists and intellectuals find Lund, Canada, they accidentally found each other. Overeducated, underemployed and ill-equipped, this adventurous crew finds love, shares lovers and experiments with everything. Not always a utopia, the ...
  • 2018
  • 00:44:35
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/27/2019

Absolutely Canadian The Dinosaur Echo

The documentary introduces us to unknown boneheads and up-and-coming palaeontologists who are leading research and advancing palaeontology in Alberta and British Columbia.
  • 2017
  • 00:44:27
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 03/19/2018

Teacher Guide(s)

  • How to Use Video Effectively in the Classroom [.pdf]