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 Africa on the Move: A Dream of Millions (Part 1 of 4)

Now South Africa is the most powerful commercial centre on the continent and attracts eager investors from around the globe. In Soweto, meet a woman who began life sleeping with six siblings on one blanket, selling corn to black commuters. Today, Nancy Nxumalo is one of the most influential businesspeople in this energetic, storied township.
  • 2010
  • 00:42:53
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/20/2013

Doc Zone Africa on the Move: A Woman's World (Part 4 of 4)

In Africa, as in so many other places, sports have traditionally been a man’s world. And until recently, women entered at the risk of being scorned or laughed at. But the amazing Sahar El-Hawary and her female soccer team are no joke. She is the first women’s referee in North Africa and also the first female member of the Egyptian ...
  • 2010
  • 00:43:26
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/25/2013

Doc Zone Africa on the Move: The Modern Warrior (Part 3 of 4)

Nairobi, Kenya's energetic capital, is home to a massive influx of immigrants, exiles and dreamers. This metropolis of skyscrapers and slums is the backdrop for an absorbing tale of two clashing worlds. Perhaps no one understands the fragile intersection between traditional and modern life better than Moses ole Samante. An ambitious young Maasai, he runs a successful safari business from ...
  • 2010
  • 00:43:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/20/2013

Doc Zone Africa on the Move: The Power of Song (Part 2 of 4)

Tiken Jah Fakoly is a star with a conscience. A hugely popular reggae singer from the Ivory Coast, he fearlessly uses song to take aim at politicians. As a result, he lives in exile in Mali. Unafraid of controversy, Jah Fakoly believes that the real freedom Africans deserve will only start when education is accessible to all. NOTE: a section ...
  • 2010
  • 00:42:58
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/20/2013

Doc Zone Are We Digital Dummies?

Doc Zone investigates how our love affair with technology taxes our brains, leaving us chronically distracted, less productive and possibly a lot less happy. Are We Digital Dummies? takes a hard look at the risks associated with using so much tech gear, whether we're in the office, at home, behind the wheel of a car or in meetings, where cell phone ...
  • 2010
  • 00:42:40
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Doc Zone Hyper Parents and Coddled Kids

Kids today are the most overprotected, overindulged and overscheduled in history. Is all of this attention giving the next generation a competitive edge, or creating new problems that will last a lifetime? From the first baby yoga class to the last university course, and even sometimes into their children’s workplaces, today’s parents go to any lengths to ensure their kids ...
  • 2010
  • 00:41:47
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Doc Zone Love, Hate and Propaganda: Changing the Story (Part 6 of 6)

By 1945, propaganda machines that had geared populations for war now have to prepare them for peace. With the end of the war and the beginning of the Cold War, enemies would become partners, and allies now foes. The Allies chase the Nazis out of France and close in from all sides on Berlin. The "free French" retake their beloved ...
  • 2010
  • 00:43:47
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Doc Zone Love, Hate and Propaganda: Hiding the Horrors (Part 5 of 6)

With the D-Day invasion in June 1944, the Allies finally establish a beachhead in France and begin to roll back the Nazi forces. In order not to dampen morale, the Allied High Command hides the true human cost of taking Normandy, both for the allied soldiers and for the unfortunate citizens of Northern France who will suffer enormous casualties as ...
  • 2010
  • 00:42:07
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Doc Zone Love, Hate and Propaganda: Meet the Enemy (Part 3 of 6)

In 1941, Joseph Stalin thought he could count on his alliance with Germany to protect his Russia from the fires of war that are sweeping Europe. And then Adolf Hitler changes his mind and invades, sweeping through Russia with brutal efficiency. How would Communist dictator Joseph Stalin persuade his people to rise up when the Germans appear unbeatable? With a ...
  • 2010
  • 00:42:31
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Doc Zone Love, Hate and Propaganda: Selling War (Part 2 of 6)

When Adolf Hitler begins his campaign of conquest in 1939, most Germans actually don't want war. But Hitler and his propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels use every tool of propaganda to change their minds. German pride is invoked to justify the invasion of Poland and France — among other countries. Dark messages of hatred are used to persuade Germans that minorities ...
  • 2010
  • 00:42:55
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013