Man Alive was a much-celebrated and long-running CBC show that took a non-denominational look at religious and spiritual matters. The show also covered other subjects such as social justice, ethics and contemporary social issues.
Should parents pay any price to prolong the life of a dying child? What if the only medical treatment available brings with it possible long-term suffering? This is the story of K'aila, whose parents fought their doctor in a court battle over a potentially life-saving liver transplant.
In this powerful documentary, Man Alive returns to Alkali Lake, the extraordinary Aboriginal reserve that has overcome alcoholism. Now the community is struggling with an ugly secret hidden for generations under the alcoholic haze – child abuse. This explosive two-part documentary follows the process of family healing and reconciliation in this courageous community.