CBC’s Current Affairs and Documentary Programming: October 8-15, 2018

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CBC Short Docs Pumpkin Movie Monday, October 8, 2018 on cbc.ca/cbcshortdocs and online at the CBC TV streaming app and cbc.ca/watch Two long-time friends call each other over Skype to continue their annual Halloween tradition of carving pumpkins together. They swap stories about creepy encounters with men, both first-hand and overheard, in this frank look at the pervasive nature of gender … Read More

CBC’S Current Affairs and Documentary Programming: October 1-7, 2018

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Marketplace Trampoline Parks Friday, October 5, 2018 at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT) on CBC and online at the CBC TV streaming app and cbc.ca/watch Is it every kid’s paradise or an accident waiting to happen? Marketplace goes undercover inside trampoline parks in Alberta, Ontario, and British Columbia. Unlike amusement parks and playgrounds, you have no clue if some of these businesses … Read More

CBC’S Current Affairs and Documentary Programming: September 17-23, 2018

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Short Docs The Hole in Reservoir Hill Tuesday, September 18, 2018 on cbc.ca/cbcshortdocs and online at the CBC TV streaming app and cbc.ca/watch The Hole in Reservoir Hill digs deep — 60 stories underground, beneath the Canadian Shield rock, into a Cold War-era bunker in North Bay, Ontario. It reflects small town anxieties and nostalgia through a lively cast of characters, juxtaposed with today’s … Read More

CBC’S CURRENT AFFAIRS AND DOCUMENTARY PROGRAMMING: MARCH 12-18, 2018

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Short Docs Fourth Period Burnout Tuesday, March 13, 2018 on cbc.ca/cbcshortdocs High school students today have to balance heavy workloads at school with increasing pressure to succeed. Fourth Period Burnout pools the creative energies of three youth: Juliette (16), Daniel (18) and Theresa (15), and their mentor Madison Thomas, to create a short documentary about their day-to-day experiences with stress and burnout. … Read More

CBC Takes Home 18 Wins at The 2018 Canadian Screen Awards Opening Night Gala

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CBC and its production partners took home 18 awards at the March 6 opening gala for The Academy of Canadian Film & Television’s Canadian Screen Awards honouring excellence in non-fiction television programming including documentary, reality, lifestyle, news and sports content. CBC News was recognized with seven awards, more than any other news organization, reflecting excellence in daily and weekly programming, news specials, investigative journalism and technical merit … Read More

CBC’S CURRENT AFFAIRS AND DOCUMENTARY PROGRAMMING: MARCH 5-11, 2018

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Short Docs Kewku (new launch date) Friday March 2, 2018 on cbc.ca/cbcshortdocs As Shuswap elder Ralph Phillips walks through his territory picking sage, he reveals the sometimes difficult stories of his life that have impacted his journey, beginning with his time at residential school. As he prepares the medicine and cleanses himself, he reveals the ways he came out of abuse and … Read More

CBC’S CURRENT AFFAIRS AND DOCUMENTARY PROGRAMMING: FEB 26-MARCH 4, 2018

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Short Docs The Haircut **Black History Month tie in** Wednesday February 28, 2018 on cbc.ca/cbcshortdocs Marvin is 65. He hates to get his hair cut. With a modest (but expanding) grey afro on his head, Marvin’s hair isn’t what you might expect on a senior executive who lives in suburbia. Marvin immigrated from Jamaica to Ottawa in the 1950s, when Black immigrants were rare … Read More

CBC’S CURRENT AFFAIRS AND DOCUMENTARY PROGRAMMING: FEB 19-25, 2018

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Short Docs The Love Songs of Oedipus Rex Wednesday February 21, 2018 on cbc.ca/cbcshortdocs In a darkened Toronto music venue, The Holy Gasp plays an encore song “A Daily Affirmation”, riling the young crowd into dancing, stomping and shouting out the empowering lyrics “My whole life is great, and I can do anything good!” The band’s frontman, Benjamin Hackman, wrote this song … Read More

CBC’S CURRENT AFFAIRS AND DOCUMENTARY PROGRAMMING: FEB 12-18, 2018

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Short Docs Kewku Wednesday February 14, 2018 on cbc.ca/cbcshortdocs As Shuswap elder Ralph Phillips walks through his territory picking sage, he reveals the sometimes difficult stories of his life that have impacted his journey, beginning with his time at residential school. As he prepares the medicine and cleanses himself, he reveals the ways he came out of abuse and trauma to stand … Read More

SHINERS a film by Stacey Tenenbaum

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World Broadcast Premiere CBC’s documentary Channel February 25 at 9:00pm ET TRAILER Kicking off its World Premiere at Hot Docs this past spring, and following a super successful festival run, Shiners from director Stacey Tenenbaum, steps into the small screen for its World Broadcast Premiere Sunday Feb. 25 at 9 p.m. ET on documentary Channel. From the brash street shiners … Read More