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 Village of the Missing

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

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

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

CBC Docs POV Year of the Gun

A powerful examination of Toronto’s escalation in gun violence and its impact on community safety and well-being. Toronto markets itself as a world-class, diverse and tolerant city. But if you scratch beneath the surface, the 428 shootings that took place in 2018 will tell a different story. Captured in this documentary by Toronto filmmaker Marc de Guerre, it’s a story of ...
  • 2019
  • 00:44:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/15/2020

CBC Docs POV Margaret Atwood: Encounters

Margaret Atwood’s work has arguably never been more relevant than it is today. Readers are turning to it as they face the rise of authoritarian politics, rapidly evolving technologies and the slow-motion disaster of climate change. Nearly two million people follow Atwood’s early-morning tweets. The success of the television adaptation of her novel The Handmaid’s Tale has made Atwood even more of ...
  • 2019
  • 00:44:10
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/26/2020

CBC Docs POV Band Geeks

Follow the Burlington Teen Tour Band as they prepare and step onto the world stage at the Rose Bowl. These teens are disciplined, motivated and talented. The stakes are high. They have one chance to get it right. There will be frustration and setbacks mixed with joy and excitement as they prepare for the biggest parade in their marching career. ...
  • 2018
  • 00:45:01
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 11/26/2018

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CBC Docs POV Next of Kin

Nearly 50,000 Canadian children are in foster and group homes. Most will stop receiving support at age 19. Compared to their peers, youth aging out of care do not fare well. Too often they drop out of school, suffer PTSD and substance abuse, end up on welfare, in jail or homeless. In St. Catharines, Ontario an innovative non-profit believes connecting youth ...
  • 2018
  • 00:45:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/26/2018

CBC Docs POV Shut Him Down: The Rise of Jordan Peterson

In less than one year University of Toronto Professor Jordan Peterson has gone from near anonymity to being lauded as the most important public intellectual in the Western world. How did this happen? Shut Him Down provides an intimate behind-the-scenes glimpse of Peterson's meteoric and controversial rise to fame as the film unravels his stand against preferred (trans)gender pronouns and political correctness, ...
  • 2018
  • 00:45:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/22/2018

CBC Docs POV The Reckoning: Hollywood's Worst Kept Secret

Powerful, personal and uncensored, The Reckoning explores the most explosive scandal in pop culture’s history: sexual harassment in Hollywood. The film features devastating accounts from a diverse cast and points a spotlight on the irrefutable facts that propelled these seemingly invincible players to be protected and their secrets hidden at all costs. It explores what can be done and if anything can ...
  • 2018
  • 00:45:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/20/2018

CBC Docs POV 14 & Muslim

Meet young Muslim kids as they transition from private, Islamic elementary school to public high school, capturing what it means to be young, Muslim and growing up in the West at this unsettling time in modern history. Through their wide eyes, we begin to understand the dilemmas facing them. As they take us on their journey revealing fears, anxieties, hopes ...
  • 2018
  • 00:45:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/02/2018

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