CBC Docs POV

This CBC documentary series offers unique and often unexpected point-of-view documentaries that ignite discussions, question perspectives and open up conversations about relevant issues. From racial discrimination to sugar dating, from mysterious murders to questioning criminal responsibilities, CBC Docs POV will make you see your world in a different light.

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Episodes

CBC Docs POV Cottagers & Indians New

James Whetung is reclaiming his Indigenous right to cultivate wild rice on Ontario’s Pigeon Lake, but local homeowners are furious about large-scale changes in the waterways — so there’s going to be a dust-up. In this documentary, award-winning author and humourist Drew Hayden Taylor looks at the big issues behind this conflict: food sovereignty, property rights, restricted access to capital ...
  • 2020
  • 00:45:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/21/2020

CBC Docs POV The Internet of Everything New

The internet is now everywhere. It’s a part of how we drive our cars, flush our toilets and even keep an eye on our sleeping babies. We have wholeheartedly embraced the convenience of connected “smart” objects without fully understanding the potential consequences to our health, our communities and the planet.
  • 2020
  • 00:44:10
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/21/2020

CBC Docs POV The Art of Downsizing New

As we grow older, we all need to learn how to leave our former lives and possessions behind. But how? Three seniors who set out to downsize their homes must learn to let go before they can move on.
  • 2020
  • 00:44:10
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/20/2020

CBC Docs POV Hockey Mom New

Fatma and her son Majed fled Syria for the safety of Toronto, but their troubles are far from over. Hockey Mom looks at what happens after "year one" ends.
  • 2020
  • 00:44:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/18/2020

CBC Docs POV Saving Rabbit New

Saving Rabbit is an intimate journey into the opioid crisis through the eyes of Peter, a.k.a. “Rabbit,” a 26-year-old addicted to opioids who is navigating the difficult path toward recovery. Viewers first met Rabbit in 2017 when he shared his story of living with homelessness and addiction in the CBC short documentary series Red Button. Rabbit struck a chord with Canadians ...
  • 2019
  • 00:44:09
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 08/18/2020

CBC Docs POV My Farmland New

My Farmland is a powerful film about how Chinese investors and immigrant farmers are changing the landscape of Canadian farming and the impact of this change on local farmers. With intimate and unique access, the film captures the subjects’ deep emotional journeys in a changing world and the challenges both cultures face in the agriculture business. The film delves into ...
  • 2019
  • 00:44:10
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/17/2020

CBC Docs POV The Mill New

When the government of Nova Scotia announced that the Boat Harbour Effluent Treatment Facility would close on January 31, 2020, it was a huge win for the members of Pictou Landing First Nation. In 2014, a spill of untreated wastewater headed to the facility took place near a Mi’kmaq burial ground, prompting residents to set up a protest blockade that ...
  • 2019
  • 00:44:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/13/2020

CBC Docs POV Village of the Missing New

How did serial killer Bruce McArthur get away with murdering numerous gay, brown-skinned men in Toronto’s gay village? The film explores a deep, 50-year antagonism between The Village and the Toronto police while highlighting the systemic problems of how missing persons cases are handled in a neighbourhood where racism is still an issue.
  • 2019
  • 00:44:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/13/2020

CBC Docs POV nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up New

On August 9, 2016, a young Cree man named Colten Boushie died from a gunshot to the back of his head after entering Gerald Stanley’s rural property with his friends. The jury’s subsequent acquittal of Stanley captured international attention, raising questions about racism embedded within Canada’s legal system and propelling Colten’s family to national and international stages in their pursuit ...
  • 2020
  • 00:44:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/12/2020

CBC Docs POV Above the Law New

Canadians entrust police officers with an enormous amount of power, including the authority to detain a person and use force against them if necessary. But are officers being held to account if they abuse their power? That’s one of the fundamental questions Calgary-born-and-raised filmmakers Marc Serpa Francoeur and Robinder Uppal pose in Above the Law, an eye-opening investigation into accountability, ...
  • 2020
  • 00:44:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/03/2020