Plastic Waste: The Supermarket Challenge
Friday, March 8, 2019 at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT) on CBC and the CBC Gem streaming service
Plastic packaging out of control at your supermarket? David Common challenges two families to help us uncover why supermarkets are not doing more to reduce plastic waste.
CBC Docs POV *Broadcast premiere
Year of the Gun
Friday, March 8, 2019 at 9 p.m. (9:30 NT) on CBC and CBC Gem
After being shot, producer, director and writer Marc de Guerre is now on a journey to more fully understand the complex ecosystem that lies behind gun violence. Filmed during 2018 — the year with the highest recorded number of gun deaths and injuries combined — Year of the Gun looks at how this violence impacts Toronto’s residents and what they’re doing to fight back.
The Passionate Eye *Repeat
Fashion’s Dirty Secret
Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CBC News Network and the CBC Gem streaming service (repeats Sunday, March 10 at 10 p.m. ET/PT and Wednesday March 13 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CBC News Network)
In Fashion’s Dirty Secrets, presenter Stacey Dooley looks at the impact our insatiable appetite for cheap clothing is having around the globe. Lucy Siegle, a broadcaster and journalist investigating fashion’s growing environmental footprint says in the film, “I think there is credible evidence that says that garment, apparel production, is one of the top five polluters globally. ”
The Nature of Things *Broadcast premiere
Aging in the Wild
Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT) on CBC. The documentary will also be available from Friday, March 8 at 5 p.m. EST on the CBC Gem streaming service
Aging in the Wild, a breathtaking one-hour wildlife documentary, invites viewers to unlock the secrets of aging in the animal kingdom. Delving into diverse habitats staffed by world-renowned researchers, viewers are introduced to the science of senescence — or, the study of growing older — that drives this cutting-edge look at animal evolution. From creatures that live over 100 years to those that live only a few days, we discover the intricacies of aging for different species, exploring physical decay, reproductive health, grief, and beyond.
OPP Cover Up
Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 9 p.m. (9:30 NT) on CBC and the CBC Gem streaming service
In recent years, more OPP officers have died of suicide than in the line of duty, including three, in just one month last summer. Why? Is one of Canada’s largest police forces doing enough to protect the well being of its own officers? A Fifth Estate investigation reveals a culture of bullying, intimidation and harassment within the OPP which the force denies.
documentary Channel *Broadcast premiere *documentary Channel original
Sunday March 10, 2019 at 9 p.m. ET/PT (repeats Tuesday, March 12 at 7 p.m. ET)
The phrase “cool dad” has gained a kind of currency in recent years to describe fathers that haven’t let parenthood stand in the way of being cool. But what if your dad was too cool? Kenny Colman is a legendary Canadian jazz crooner and perhaps the ultimate cool dad. His successes include major record deals, his own TV show, the admiration of Frank Sinatra, and gigs around the world. Kenny’s biggest worry today is not his dwindling money and health, though: it is his forty-three-year-old son Chase, who has decided to leave behind his real estate career to follow in his father’s musical footsteps. Kenny thinks his son is crazy to try his hand at show business, especially at mid-life, but he is torn between trying to help him and trying to stop him.
From famous restaurants to dirty dives, the most compelling human stories come from the dish pit. Transients, dreamers and wanderers attempt to realize their full potential in some of Montreal’s finest kitchens. Dish Pigs reveals a unique cross-section of class and culture – one that lies just beyond the kitchen door of your favourite establishment.