Level 20 History
Videos are listed chronologically by date added, beginning with the most recent
Burma and the Great Awakening
Series: News in Review: May 2012
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
Series: News in Review: April 2012
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
Series: News in Review: March 2012
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
Series: News in Review: February 2012
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
Series: News in Review: December 2011
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 ...
Libya and the Fall of Gadhafi
Series: News in Review: October 2011
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.
Canada and the Afghanistan Legacy
Series: News in Review: May 2011
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
Series: News in Review: April 2011
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...
Egypt and the Days of Anger
Series: News in Review: March 2011
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.
The Assassination of Rafik Hariri
Series: News in Review: February 2011
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.
How Canadians Are Helping Haiti
Series: News in Review: May 2010
In January, the Caribbean country of Haiti is devastated by a powerful earthquake. More than 200,000 people are killed and over a million people are left homeless. Canadians react generously to the calls for help by raising millions of dollars for Haiti relief.