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Videos are listed chronologically by date added, beginning with the most recent
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...
Shredded is about a group of teenage boys who want to transform their bodies so they become 'shredded' like the muscular bodies of their media heroes. The film reveals the risks they're willing to take to achieve the ideal male shape, exploring supplement use and the temptations of steroids. With...
The Oil Sands and the PR War
Series: News in Review: December 2010
The American government is considering whether to allow construction of a giant pipeline that would pump more Canadian oil into the United States. The oil comes from Alberta's oil sands, and many environmentalists say the pipeline should not be built. This video looks at both viewpoints.
Afghanistan. A Front Line Report
Series: News in Review: November 2010
Canada's military mission in Afghanistan is scheduled to end in July 2011. Some Canadians want that mission to continue, while others wonder about its success. This video takes viewers on a six-day patrol with the soldiers of Delta Company and shows what kind of challenges and dangers they confront.
Residential Schools. Truth and Healing
Series: News in Review: September 2010
For more than a hundred years many First Nations children were taken away from their families, and forced to attend residential schools. In 2008, the Canadian government apologizes for the suffering and the abuse many experienced. This video explores the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commi...
Debt Nation: Personal Finances in Crisis
In this video, students will learn that Canada is a nation of debt. Today, Canadians owe more than $801 billion. Personal bankruptcies are at a record high and there are over 74 million credit cards. Students often graduate with an accumulated debt of $25,000 or more. In this video, three familie...
Series: The National
After decades of waiting, Aboriginal Canadians receive a formal apology from the federal government on June 11, 2008. This event in Canadian history recognizes the loss of culture caused by the church-run residential schools that thousands of Aboriginal children were forced to attend. It also ack...
K'naan. A Canadian Sings for the World
Series: News in Review: May 2010
He was born in the war ravaged African country of Somalia and grew up on the streets of Toronto. Now K'naan is a global singing sensation and his song, Wavin' Flag, is the official song of the 2010 world soccer championship in South Africa. This interview with K'naan explores how his turbulent li...
How Tolerant Are Canadians?
Series: News in Review: May 2010
Canada is a multicultural country where people of many races and backgrounds live in harmony together. Most of us are proud of our diversity, and like to think we live in a country where prejudice is not a problem. This video examines how one racist incident shocks a community. It asks pollsters ...