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 The Truth about Liars

The Truth about Liars reveals the only certain thing we know about lying: everyone does it, and we can't easily detect it. Scientists say that by the age of four we have all learned to lie. Most of us lie in one of every four conversations that last more than 10 minutes. In this provocative documentary, world-class specialists share their ...
  • 2008
  • 00:42:59
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Doc Zone Thoroughly Modern Marriage Classroom Favourites

It's been battered and beaten and tested to its ultimate limits, and it's in the news like never before. From Prince William and Kate, to Archie and Veronica, we're struggling to make sense of what marriage means. What's a modern marriage about, anyway? Given the high divorce rate and the ability to live common-law, why does anyone bother getting married? There ...
  • 2011
  • 00:42:16
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Doc Zone The Great Food Revolution: The Battle to Get on Your Plate (Part 2 of 4)

This documentary from The Great Food Revolution series follows the fierce competition in the food industry. In a single year a staggering 18,000 new products can be developed for our supermarket shelves. Food manufacturers are in a battle to win consumer loyalty like never before. Exotic, organic and fair-trade are on everyone’s lips. Large grocers must stay atop trends to compete with ...
  • 2009
  • 00:42:34
  • 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 Sneaker Confidential

Sneaker Confidential is a witty and entertaining look inside the heart and sole of the running shoe. We’ll discover how sneakers have become the footwear of the day. Through interviews with athletes, designers, scientists and sneakerheads, we’ll explore the dominance of the running shoe in popular culture. We’ll find out why the shoe was invented. We’ll race to the finish ...
  • 2008
  • 00:44:52
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Doc Zone The Girls of Summer

Although many would argue that Canada’s favourite sport is played on the ice, a group of young female soccer players beg to differ. These Canadian teenagers dream of playing for Canada at the FIFA Under 17 World Cup — but only 20 of them will make the cut. The Girls of Summer is a story about soccer, but also about all ...
  • 2008
  • 00:45:21
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

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 Love, Hate and Propaganda: The Strongmen (Part 1 of 6)

The first time Heinrich Hoffman tries to take a photograph of Adolf Hitler he is beaten to a pulp and his camera smashed. The Nazis change their minds and hire Hoffman as Hitler's official photographer. It is the beginning of a propaganda campaign carefully orchestrated by propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels that is built around the image of the "Führer”. A ...
  • 2010
  • 00:42:26
  • 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

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

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