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 Berlin: 20 Years After

Doc Zone looks at the aftermath of a historic shift that changed the world's political landscape forever. It was a completely unexpected event, a dizzying moment shared by millions across the world. The fall of the Berlin Wall meant the destruction of the symbolic divide between East and West. The Cold War was over and had suddenly become the site ...
  • 2009
  • 00:43:12
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Doc Zone Canada, Above and Beyond: Conquering Geography (Part 2 of 4)

From the beginning, air flight in Canada presented dizzying possibilities. It would link citizens across the country and make it possible to exploit Canada’s immense natural resources. But there were formidable hurdles to overcome. Follow the story of the Beaver, Canada’s solution to flying backcountry; of native communities taking command of their destiny by owning their own airline; of fighting ...
  • 2009
  • 00:42:42
  • General
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Doc Zone Canada, Above and Beyond: Dancing with Danger (Part 4 of 4)

Why do some people seek thrills and adventure in the sky? Explore the extraordinary deeds of men and women that defy imagination. A wing walker looks back to the days of barnstorming in rural Canada. The Snowbirds, ambassadors of Canadian aviation throughout the world, share the secrets of precision flying. Test pilots demonstrate their mettle, putting aeronautic flight systems through ...
  • 2009
  • 00:42:50
  • General
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Doc Zone Canada, Above and Beyond: First Flight (Part 1 of 4)

Whether it’s aviation devotees recreating Canada’s first flight in the Silver Dart, a young immigrant taking his first flight to a dramatically different life in Canada, a fighter pilot assuming command of a CF 18, or Canadian astronaut Julie Payette being blasted into space, this episode demonstrates how flight has changed individuals and revolutionized a country.
  • 2009
  • 00:43:05
  • General
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Doc Zone Canada, Above and Beyond: Lifelines (Part 3 of 4)

Learn how the airplane has become an indispensable tool — literally a lifeline — to those living in isolation or danger. Canadian pilots, and the experts and equipment they carry, are saving lives around the world. Meet a Montreal pediatrician whose passion for flying helps her reach her many young patients in remote Northern communities. Travel with both our Disaster ...
  • 2009
  • 00:42:36
  • General
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Doc Zone CannaBiz

Canada's $20 billion-dollar marijuana industry is at a violent crossroads between crime and commerce. Impossible to police, yet steadily gaining public acceptance, the cannabis industry is now so vast and vital to Canada's national economy that it can no longer be ignored. With inside access to growers, gangsters and police, CannaBiz untangles the inner workings of the marijuana industry and ...
  • 2009
  • 00:42:58
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Doc Zone Carbon Hunters

Carbon Hunters delves into the controversial, little-understood, yet booming industry of carbon credit trading. Sometimes called emissions trading, carbon offset, or cap-and-trade, it's a market-driven solution that puts a fixed price on pollution, allowing those who pollute to pay and those who don't to profit. It may be a potentially workable mechanism towards solving what most people now acknowledge as the ...
  • 2009
  • 00:42:55
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Doc Zone China's Earthquake: The People in the Pictures

In May 2008, the ground in China's Sichuan province shuddered and cracked open. Buildings, roads and lives were torn apart in seconds.The massive earthquake would leave over 80,000 dead or missing and millions homeless. China's Earthquake: The People in the Pictures tells the story of four people who lives have been changed forever by this disaster — a young reporter, ...
  • 2009
  • 00:43:45
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Doc Zone Forever Plastic

The plastics industry argues that recycling is the answer. If you had to do a Plastics Recycling Test, would you pass? As the mountains of plastic debris continue to grow, some individuals are doing their part to reduce the waste. Forever Plastic looks at the complex question of what to do with something that doesn't go away when we throw it away.
  • 2009
  • 00:44:07
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Teacher Guide(s)

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

Doc Zone Mounties Under Fire

Mounties Under Fire is a gripping journey into the heart of the RCMP during a period of profound crisis. Notorious for closing ranks, the Mounties open up to documentary cameras, revealing a painfully flawed organization fighting for its life. It’s been a difficult decade for Canada’s national police force. Faith in the RCMP has been shaken by Maher Arar’s betrayal, ...
  • 2009
  • 00:43:03
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013