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 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 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 The New Green Giants

The last 10 years has seen a phenomenal explosion in the organic food movement as it has moved from niche market to mainstream. Today, it is the fastest growing segment of the food industry, attracting all of the major food corporations. The New Green Giants looks at a number of these new and old organic corporations, and shows how they are ...
  • 2011
  • 00:40:49
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/30/2013

Doc Zone Blue Jean Confidential

Blue jeans are the world’s favourite fashion statement — so popular they’ve become an American icon. Here’s a garment that’s remained hip for more than half a century, that’s thrived from World Wars to the present. We trace blue jean culture, from mining days to the ranch, from the beat and hippie generations to the world’s designer labels and celebrity ...
  • 2008
  • 00:44:05
  • 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 Customer (Dis)Service

We are in a customer service crisis. Overseas call centers, long wait times and ineffective representatives have left customers angry, frustrated and confused. What ever happened to the good old days of the personal touch? Has it been replaced by automated voices and self-serve machines? Can service providers and customers get back on track, mend the strained relationship and take ...
  • 2011
  • 00:43:42
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Doc Zone Conspiracy Rising

Belief in conspiracy pervades our modern culture and proliferates in cyberspace with thousands of sites dedicated to theories behind the deaths of John F. Kennedy and Princess Diana, UFOs, Area 51 and 9/11. Conspiracy Rising uses the latest science and psychology to investigate the causes of conspiracy theories, why we are wired to believe them, and how as a society ...
  • 2011
  • 00:43:39
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Doc Zone The Age of Anxiety

Anxiety. It’s being called the disease of the 21st century. Everybody is either afflicted – or knows someone who is. According to the World Health Organization, disorders related to dread are the most prevalent mental illness on the globe at the moment. Some of us shriek at spiders, others have panic attacks that flare up out of nowhere and mimic ...
  • 2012
  • 00:44:30
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013