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Children of The Gael

★★★★★

Will Millar hosted this hour-long documentary about the turmoil in Northern Ireland and more specifically its effect on the children. In his commentary, Millar asked: "Who cares about religion and politics when you're 10 years old and get your hands blown off?" Children of The Gael was a provocative, frank and moving examination of the civil strife thro ...

Original Airdates1980
TypeDocumentary

Danger Tree, The

Danger Tree, The Memory and history mingle in this moving account of one family's journey through World War I and the events leading up to Newfoundland's confederation with Canada. David Macfarlane narrates this story of his great grandparents, Josiah and Louisa Goodyear, and their seven children, who, at the turn of the century, left behind the hardships of the cod fis ...

Original Airdates1997
TypeDocumentary

Degrassi: Between Takes

Degrassi: Between Takes On October 30, 1989 CBC Television aired this 30 minute documentary narrated by Peter Gzowski. The documentary examines the Degrassi series along with its actors and the creators Linda Schuyler and Kit Hood.

Original Airdates1989
TypeDocumentary

Dionne Quintuplets, The

★★★

Back in 1934, Elzire Dionne delivered five identical girls. The Dionne Quintuplets follows Cecile, Emilie, Marie, Yvonne and Annette through twenty-one years of strange upbringing. When the girls were just infants, the premier of Ontario issued a court order removing them from parental care. Cut off from the world and their family, over-publicized, view ...

AkaQuintuplées Dionne, Les
Original Airdates1978
TypeDocumentary

Elements of Survival

Elements of Survival was a trilogy of film documentaries broadcast on the CBC-TV network. The full-hour documentaries were filmed by Vic Sarin under the supervision of producer-writer Doug Lower in Brazil, Kenya, Egypt, Italy, the United Kingdom, the Soviet Union, the United States and Canada. The series, coincided with UN-sponsored World Population Yea ...

Original Airdates1974
TypeSeries

Final Offer

★★★

Final Offer Final Offer is the most comprehensive and candid look at collective bargaining on film. It takes viewers on an eye-opening journey behind the closed doors and into the smoke-filled rooms where labor and management negotiate. The filmmakers follow Bob White, president of the Canadian UAW, through the landmark auto strike at General Motors. We look on ...

AkaLa Dernière offre (French Title); Final Offer: Bob White and the Canadian Auto Workers Fight for Independence
Original Airdates1985
TypeDocumentary

Ghost Whales of Lancaster Sound

The population of the Beluga whale has mysteriously dropped to almost half their original numbers over the past few years. With the assistance of satellite transmitters mounted to the whale we can track their migratory path in search of an answer to this imbalance in the Arctic's ecosystem.

Original Airdates1996
TypeDocumentary

Gift of the Grandfathers, The

★★

Gift of the Grandfathers, The The Aboriginal peoples who travelled the Great Plains by horseback some three centuries ago were Canada's first cowboys. Today, horsemanship remains a vibrant part of Western First Nations culture... it is one of the gifts of the grandfathers. Tracing the colourful history of North American Indian cowboys and rodeos through to the present day, The Gift ...

Original Airdates1997
TypeDocumentary

Has Anybody Here Seen Canada?

The great Canadian celluloid story. From 1939, when the NFB was formed to promote the Canadian war effort, to the arrival of television in 1952, Canadian film has trod a long and rocky road. At times the fledgling industry seemed faced with an insurmountable problem: forced to compete with the moviemaking giants to the south without the benefit of prote ...

AkaHas Anybody Here Seen Canada? A History of Canadian Movies 1939-1953
Original Airdates1979
TypeDocumentary

Here and There

Here and There was a public affairs show in a documentary style, covering a wide variety of subjects, designed to introduce Canadians to different parts of the country. Originating from regional stations and utilizing on location filming, this series was carried by twenty stations across Canada. Contributors to episodes produced by CBHT included Bill Ha ...

Original Airdates1955-1958
TypeSeries

Hitman Hart: Wrestling with Shadows

★★★★★

Hitman Hart: Wrestling with Shadows The life and career of Bret Hart is recounted from his youth, through the start of his career, his years in the WWF, up to the present day. Bret discusses the high and lows of his career and shows the world of professional wrestling from a wrestler's point of view.

Original Airdates1998
TypeDocumentary

Hollywoodism: Jews, Movies and the American Dream

★★½

Hollywoodism: Jews, Movies and the American Dream This film discusses the effect on how major American films in Hollywood were influenced by the Eastern European Jewish culture that most of the major movie moguls who controlled the studios shared. Through clips of various films, the filmmakers illustrate the dominant themes like that of the outsider, the outspoken American patriotism, and rooting for t ...

AkaHollywood: An Empire of Their Own
Original Airdates1998
TypeDocumentary

In Desperate Battle: Normandy 1944

★★★★★

In Desperate Battle: Normandy 1944 On June 6th 1944, a combined force of American, British and Canadian troops landed on the beaches of Normandy. The Allied invasion of occupied France was a turning point in the war against Hitler's Germany. From a tactical view, Canada's role was limited; strategically, it was pivotal. Canada's infantry and armored regiments were thrown against Germany' ...

AkaLa bataille de Normandie (French title)
Original Airdates1992
TypeDocumentary

Jericho: Walls of Silence

★★★★★

Jericho: Walls of Silence by Glynis Whiting is more than a story of sexual abuse. It is an examination of how the gap between the deaf and hearing worlds contributed to the islolation of the children of Jericho. For over a decade authorities at 'Jericho Hill School for the Deaf' had evidence that abuse was happening in their midst but did not stop it. A ...

Original Airdates1999
TypeDocumentary

Kurt Browning: Life on the Edge

Kurt Browning: Life on the Edge Life on the Edge follows three-time world figure skating champion Kurt Browning in his pursuit of excellence--from the Calgary Winter Olympics to the Albertville Winter Olympics and beyond. This talented superstar has continued to develop unusual and untried combinations of jumps and has come of age artistically, setting the pace for those who would fol ...

Original Airdates1993
TypeDocumentary

Maiden Dreams

Maiden Dreams Maiden Dreams is the award winning television documentary following the career of a thoroughbred racehorse as he developed from an untrained yearling into a top class champion. The story focuses on a group of dedicated owners who waited 25 years to have a champion horse. Every year they bought one horse with the hopes that one day they might stand in th ...

Original Airdates1999
TypeDocumentary

On Canadian Wings

★★★★

On Canadian Wings Canadian aviation history makes for fascinating viewing in this international award winning, nine part documentary. On Canadian Wings begins with Canada's first foray into the world of flight with experiments in aeronautics and acts of pilot bravery that set the stage for Canada's future excellence in military aviation. The video recounts the importance ...

AkaSur les ailes canadiennes (French title)
Original Airdates1999
TypeDocumentary

Over Canada: An Arial Adventure

★★★★★

Over Canada: An Arial Adventure Come fly with Over Canada, the award-winning aerial adventure, filmed entirely in revolutionary High Definition video. Experience, up close, the rugged beauty and legendary grandeur of the second largest country on Earth. An award winning television documentary special, Over Canada has dazzled millions of viewers across North America. Now a best-selling ...

Original Airdates1999
TypeDocumentary

Perspective

★★★★½

Perspective A half-hour program, produced by the National Film Board, Perspective included both documentaries and dramatic productions. Most concerned contemporary issues in Canada, although several films, such as Haiti, were produced outside the country, and a few were historical reconstructions, for example, Wolfe And Montcalm.

Original Airdates1956-1958
TypeSeries

Rencontres avec les baleines du Saint-Laurent

Rencontres avec les baleines du Saint-Laurent Each year, over a million visitors come from all over the world to be enchanted by an extraordinary encounter with the whales in the water of the majestic St.Lawrence River (Québec, Canada). Two filmmakers, Alain Belhumeur and Jean Lemire, have been following the whales, seeking insights into their mysterious world. The result of their research, accompl ...

AkaEncounters with the Whales of the Saint-Lawrence
Original Airdates1998
TypeDocumentary

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