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Canada and the Afghanistan Legacy

In July, Canada's combat mission in Afghanistan will come to an end. About 2,000 soldiers stationed in Kandahar will be withdrawn and about 1,000 others will stay to train Afghan forces. This video looks at Canada's nine-year combat mission and what it managed to accomplish.

The Uprising of Libya

Moammar Gadhafi ruled the North African country of Libya for more than 40 years. In February, 1011, the wave of protest that sweeps through the region catches up with him. There is a popular uprising and a vicious civil war erupts. This video examines the fighting and its impact on the rest of th...

Japan and the Nuclear Nightmare

A massive earthquake rocks a large area of northern Japan. The quake is followed by a huge tsunami that kills thousands of people and badly damages a nuclear power plant. This video looks at the quake aftermath and at the desperate attempts to prevent a nuclear catastrophe.

How Facebook Changed the World

Beginning as a college dorm project, Facebook is now an international giant. It has more than half a billion users, and Canadians are among its biggest fans. This video examines the rise of the social media giant and at the many ways it is changing the world.

Vacation Nightmare in Mexico

Millions of Canadians vacation in Mexico; so many people are shocked when an explosion ripped through a Mexican resort. Seven people, including five Canadians, are killed and many others are injured. The video examines what really happened and how the truth may have been covered up to protect the...

Egypt and the Days of Anger

A popular revolt erupts in Egypt. Hundreds of thousands of Egyptians take to the streets to demand the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak. When Mubarak refused, violent clashes break out and the country descends into a near state of anarchy.

How Healthy are Canadians?

A recent poll showed that many Canadians are not as healthy as they think they are. They eat too much of the wrong foods, they don't exercise enough and a sizable majority complain about being tired all the time. This program examines these lifestyle problems and examines ways we can live healthi...

Haiti in a Time of Cholera

Less than a year after being rocked by an earthquake, Haiti found itself reeling from a cholera epidemic. This video examines the ongoing misery of the Haitian people and the slow pace of recovery for the impoverished nation.

The Assassination of Rafik Hariri

This video focuses on a CBC investigative documentary that has uncovered information about the assassination of Lebanese political leader Rafik Hariri in 2005. The information in the documentary has potentially explosive implications for that country and the entire Middle East.

Mighty Jerome

Filmed in black-and-white, this video program is about Harry Jerome. Harry was born in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan in 1940. In 1951, his family moved to Vancouver, British Columbia. Harry started to focus on track and field events in 1959. Harry's speed provided him with opportunities on the trac...

Four Feet Up

This program follows the lives of 8-year-old Isaiah and his family for one year. His parents struggle to overcome addictions, abuse and dysfunction in the home as they seek to provide the basic necessities and opportunities for Isaiah and his siblings. Isaiah knows he is less fortunate, but does ...

Blind Spot: What Happened to Canada's Aboriginal Fathers?

This video program explores the issue of First Nations children who grow up without their fathers - the "blind spot." Two central themes in the program can lead to classroom discussion. First, the decimation of the buffalo stripped males of their role as providers and protectors. Moving First Nat...

What is It About Us That You Don't Like?

In 2003, Thomas King delivered the forty-second annual series of Massey Lectures. These audio clips consist of five lectures that examine the First Nations experience and imagination. The five lectures are: - "You'll Never Believe What Happened" Is Always a Great Way to Start - You're Not the Ind...

A Million Porcupines Crying in the Dark

In 2003, Thomas King delivered the forty-second annual series of Massey Lectures. These audio clips consist of five lectures that examine the First Nations experience and imagination. The five lectures are: 1. "You'll Never Believe What Happened" Is Always a Great Way to Start; 2. You're Not the ...

Let Me Entertain You

In 2003, Thomas King delivered the forty-second annual series of Massey Lectures. These audio clips consist of five lectures that examine the First Nations experience and imagination. The five lectures are: 1. "You'll Never Believe What Happened" Is Always a Great Way to Start; 2. You're Not the ...

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