Doc Zone

CBC's flagship documentary series explores and expands on the major issues of our time. Around the corner, around the world, our cameras bring viewers to the center of the stories everyone is talking about. Informed, exciting and eventful, Doc Zone presents a sweeping panoramic view of what matters most to Canadians. Hosted by acclaimed author, actor and playwright Ann-Marie MacDonald.

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Episodes

Doc Zone Chocolate Confidential

It’s the most popular flavour in the world, and as Chocolate Confidential reveals, the lengths to which some people will go to pursue their passion for chocolate are amazing. You can drink it, eat it, it’s good for your heart and can even be a beauty tool — it’s undeniably a universal obsession. With the average North American consuming 11.7 ...
  • 2007
  • 00:44:37
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Doc Zone Darfur, On Our Watch

Darfur. The world stands by as the first genocide of the 21st century unfolds. Now, one of the largest citizen movements in decades is trying to make a difference. Celebrities are stepping into the void left by the world’s leaders. Darfur, On Our Watch is a story of why helpless, hapless institutions cannot stop the unfathomable cruelty. It’s also an inspirational ...
  • 2007
  • 00:56:24
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Doc Zone Diet Confidential

This program explores the diet industry, tracing the path of such blockbusters as The Atkins Diet, which spawned a multi-million dollar industry including books, food products, and restaurant menus. The program follows Dr. Stuart Fischer as he develops what may be the next big diet craze, as well as examining the links between the media and food companies. Finally, a ...
  • 2007
  • 00:45:07
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Doc Zone Fidel Castro: A Life of Revolution

This documentary presents a deeply personal account of Fidel Castro, Cuba’s long-time leader, taken largely from private letters, correspondence, speeches and interviews. Exclusive footage of Castro’s childhood home and his rebel headquarters in the Sierra Maestra Mountains is complimented by classic archive footage, including CBC interviews with Castro when he was the most wanted man in Cuba.
  • 2007
  • 00:43:57
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Doc Zone Hairstyle Confidential

Hairstyle Confidential untangles the myths and mystique surrounding hair in popular culture. Go behind the scenes with the original stylist guru Vidal Sassoon. Spend a day with Hollywood’s hottest hairdresser, Ken Pavés. Enter the little-known world behind the latest fad — hair extensions — from their beginnings as the shorn hair of devout Hindus in India to the dyeing and ...
  • 2007
  • 00:44:32
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Doc Zone High Heel Confidential

Shoes are hot: in 2004, sales generated close to $40 billion in the U.S. alone and the numbers continue to rise. This lucrative market is now shadowed by a growing underworld of fakes and knock-offs that are consumed almost as eagerly as the originals. With the average North American woman owning at least 30 pairs of shoes, High Heel Confidential ...
  • 2007
  • 00:44:57
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Doc Zone Paris Hilton Inc: The Selling of Celebrity

We are drowning in celebrity culture and certain celebrities like Paris Hilton have displayed a knack for keeping themselves in the headlines. Famous for doing nothing, she is the ultimate manifestation of our obsession with celebrity culture and the massive profits that it wields. Pushed by the surging popularity of entertainment and gossip sites on the Internet, the media landscape ...
  • 2007
  • 00:43:37
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Doc Zone The Selling Game

The Selling Game is all about how marketers rang in a new gilded age of advertising. Digital media, the internet and cable TV have handed marketers incredibly powerful new keys to our hearts and minds, and wallets. The TV ad may be on the wane, but marketing is stronger than ever. It's a bizarre new world of persuasion.
  • 2007
  • 00:44:22
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Doc Zone Virus Hunters

Few things on Earth are more frightening than viruses. Virus Hunters follows the front line workers in the war on viruses, their triumphs and defeats, the challenges they face in developing vaccines, and the limitations of this approach. Virus Hunters also explores the new and largely unknown epidemic of chronic diseases, more and more of which are now suspected of ...
  • 2007
  • 00:44:32
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013