Curio's documentaries explore and expand on the major issues of our time.

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Episodes

Documentary Under Thin Ice (long version) New

In Under Thin Ice, two divers, Jill Heinerth and Mario Cyr, tell us about their risky expedition to the Canadian Arctic. They had first intended to document arctic ecosystems and marine wildlife, but were faced with an unexpected reality. The Arctic is warming very fast and the animals are not where they used to be. Through their testimonies, Jill and Mario ...
  • 2019
  • 00:51:51
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 11/27/2019

Teacher Guide(s)

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

Documentary The Instrument Bank New

The Instrument Bank follows the country’s most gifted violinists and cellists over the course of the 2009 Canada Council for the Arts’ Musical Instrument Bank Competition. The musicians compete to get their hands on the world’s greatest stringed instruments, valued at more than $27 million. The relationship between musician and instrument and the intense work ethic required to make one a ...
  • 2011
  • 00:47:51
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/04/2019

Documentary Expo 67: Mission Impossible

The documentary thriller Expo 67: Mission Impossible invites us to relive the incredible adventure of the men behind Man and His World. Over time, many people have begun to speak out and the full story can now emerge, just like Notre-Dame Island from the waters of the Saint Lawrence. Thanks to unprecedented access to over 80,000 archival documents, along with uncensored accounts ...
  • 2017
  • 01:08:38
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/22/2018

Documentary Welcome to F.L. (with English subtitles)

Welcome to F.L. offers a candid portrait of the smart, passionate and reflective students at a typical Quebec high school, as they reach the end of their teenage years and contemplate the lives that lie ahead for them.
  • 2015
  • 01:14:11
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/07/2017

Documentary Time Bombs

In the spring of 1957, 40 young Canadian soldiers were sent to Nevada on a top secret mission. These young men did not know they would be used as guinea pigs in the most important nuclear test program of the Cold War. The American military wanted to know how the average soldier would hold up on a nuclear battlefield. With ...
  • 2007
  • 00:45:35
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/26/2016

Documentary A Skill for Life (with English subtitles)

In our societies, stress has become a scourge. It was long believed, and some still believe, that children are not affected by stress. In 1988 in Edmundston, New Brunswick, nurse Renée Guimond Plourde noted that her 6-year-old son, who was just starting school, was suffering from symptoms related to stress. In the absence of literature on the subject, parents, in ...
  • 2015
  • 00:45:42
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 01/21/2016

Documentary Silent Majority: Beyond the Movie

This documentary takes a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Silent Majority, a film based on the true story of Adam Tanguay, a young man who was bullied at primary school, high school, and even later at his workplace. The documentary features a Q&A session with the film’s actors sharing their views on bullying.
  • 2015
  • 00:10:56
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/14/2016

Teacher Guide(s)

  • Silent Majority Teacher's Facilitation and Companion Guide

Documentary God Save Justin Trudeau

Shot in the winter of 2012, the documentary God Save Justin Trudeau follows MP for Papineau Justin Trudeau and Senator Patrick Brazeau as they train for a boxing match that will forever change their lives. Filmmakers Guylaine Maroist and Éric Ruel trace the parallels between boxing and politics, capturing much more than the charity match that caused such a stir ...
  • 2014
  • 01:21:07
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 08/11/2015

Documentary Disunited States of Canada

You think Quebeckers are the only Canadians who aspire to independence? Wrong. There are separatists all over the country, from sea to sea.
  • 2012
  • 01:24:06
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 08/11/2015

Documentary Québékoisie (with English subtitles) Classroom Favourites

They had to go to the other side of the planet, specifically Tibet, to realize it. Mélanie Carrier and Olivier Higgins are a pair of active thirtysomethings with friends all over the world, but they didn’t know what to call the people who have always lived in their home, Quebec. Why are so many Quebecers so ignorant of the First ...
  • 2013
  • 01:21:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/15/2014