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Martha of the North

The Canadian government devised a plan to relocate families to ensure Canadian sovereignty of the Arctic. The families were told game was plentiful, communities would be in one place and they could leave after two years. When Martha was five years old, her family was enticed to leave their Inuit ...

Turning 32

In 1992, a TV series titled Turning 16 filmed six teens from around the world. Sixteen years later, the filmmakers search for the young men and women to see who they have become and what has happened to their dreams. Rosie, Puttinam, Pintinho, Idrissa and Sonam talk about their lives from when th...

Burma and the Great Awakening

For 50 years the Southeast Asian country of Burma is ruled by a brutal military dictatorship. The generals have loosened their iron grip and democracy is slowly making a comeback. This video examines these democratic reforms and what they mean for the people who live there.

The Drug War in Mexico

For years, the Mexican government has been fighting that country's powerful drug cartel, and tens of thousands of people have been killed. This video looks at the drug war and why defeating the cartels is proving so difficult.

Egypt's Revolution One Year Later

It's been a year since a popular revolution toppled the government of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. Many Egyptians remain dissatisfied by the pace of democratic reform. This video examines why so many feel betrayed and asks citizens where they think their country should be going.

The Bloodbath in Syria

Hundreds of thousands of people are staging massive protests in the streets of Syria. They are demanding the resignation of the country's ruler, Bashar al-Assad. But his regime's response has been a bloody one, and thousands of protesters have been gunned down.

Healing the Invisible Wounds of War

Canada ends its combat mission in Afghanistan. During the conflict, more than 150 soldiers are killed and thousands of others are wounded, but many former soldiers suffer from the invisible wounds of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). New treatments offer hope to many soldiers suffering from ...

The Eurozone and the Economic Crisis

For over a year a debt crisis in the European community, or eurozone, is affecting the stability of the world's economic system. In recent months the crisis has reached critical levels and is threatening to plunge the Canadian economy into another recession. This video examines the problem and wh...

Amanda Lindhout's African Journey

Amanda Lindhout is a young Canadian journalist who is held hostage in Somalia for more than a year. This video follows Lindhout as she returns to Africa to try to provide hope to Somali women.

Libya and the Fall of Gadhafi

Rebel forces seize the Libyan capital of Tripoli and end the 42-year dictatorship of Moammar Gadhafi. The rebels are assisted by air strikes from NATO planes, including some from Canada. This video looks at the Libyan Revolution and examines Canada's role in the conflict.

War and Famine in Somalia

In Somalia, a long drought is causing mass starvation. It is threatening the lives of millions of people, and a civil war is making it hard to help them. This video looks at the desperate situation and what is being done to try to feed the hungry.

The 9/11 Attacks. Ten Years Later

On September 9, 2001, a group of terrorists carry out a devastating assault on the United States. Two planes crash into the World Trade Center in New York City, another one into the Pentagon in Washington, DC and a fourth one is downed in a field in Pennsylvania. This video discusses the impact o...

The Massacre in Norway

Andres Behring Breivik goes on a rampage in Norway. He detonated a bomb in Oslo and then opens fire at a youth camp. Seventy-six people are killed and many others injured. This video looks at the tragedy and what drove the gunman to kill so many people.

Life, Work and Smartphones

A new generation of cellphones is changing the way people live and work. This video explores why smartphones are so popular and examine some of the drawbacks and the dangers.

The Real Story of the King's Speech

The British movie, The King's Speech, is the big winner at the Academy Awards ceremony. It tells the story of King George VI's struggle to overcome a speech impediment. This video examines how much of the film is history, and how much is Hollywood.

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