Midge Ayukawa • Ohanashi: The Story of Our Elders

Midge Ayukawa • Ohanashi: The Story of Our Elders

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This episode of Ohanashi: The Story of Our Elders profiles Midge Ayukawa.

Mount Polley: Breach or Catastrophe •  SAMAQAN: Water Stories (Series 4)

Mount Polley: Breach or Catastrophe • SAMAQAN: Water Stories (Series 4)

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On August 4, ironically known as B.C. day, the Imperial Mines tailings pond dam in the north central British Columbia collapsed releasing 10 million gallons of toxic chemicals into a pristine wilderness in the province.

North Boys: The Story of Jimmy and Charlie

North Boys: The Story of Jimmy and Charlie

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In 1944, Charlie Post and Jimmy Dennis were both removed from their families to attend the Le Jac Indian Residential School. Just 10 years old, they never saw their families again. They share their experiences of event that illustrate why both men have spent a lifetime trying to overcome the impact of that traumatic day and the eight years that followed.

Ohanashi: The Story of Our Elders (10 Parts)

Ohanashi: The Story of Our Elders (10 Parts)

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Ohanashi: The Story of Our Elders features 10 Japanese-Canadian elders who tell their stories, describing their lives both before the bombing of Pearl Harbour, which led to internment, and after World War II.

On the Line

On the Line

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North Vancouver documentary filmmaker Frank Wolf and his friend Todd McGowan trace the proposed track of the Northern Gateway Pipeline proposed by Enbridge to deliver Alberta's Tar Sands bitumen to Asian markets. Their journey by bicycle, hiking, rafting and kayaking shows some somber challenges and risks with this billion-dollar project.

Premier Louis J. Robichaud: An Acadian Icon

Premier Louis J. Robichaud: An Acadian Icon

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This documentary traces Louis Robichaud's tumultuous career. A charismatic and driven man, he became the first Acadian elected as premier of New Brunswick in the upset Liberal vicotry of 1960.

The Pristine Coast [110min version]

The Pristine Coast [110min version]

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The marine ecosystem off the coast of British Columbia is in trouble. Alexandra Morton, a biologist who lives in the Broughton Archepelago, began to document the decline of pink and chum salmon in the late 1990's following a massive expansion of open-net pen fish farming on the west coast of Canada. The Pristine Coast explores the policy decisons taken and not taken that have led to this crisis for the Pacific Coast ecosystem. 

The Pristine Coast [52min version]

The Pristine Coast [52min version]

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The marine ecosystem off the coast of British Columbia is in trouble. Alexandra Morton, a biologist who lives in the Broughton Archepelago, began to document the decline of pink and chum salmon in the late 1990's following a massive expansion of open-net pen fish farming on the west coast of Canada. The Pristine Coast explores the policy decisons taken and not taken that have led to this crisis for the Pacific Coast ecosystem. 

Project Eagle Feather: When They Took the Children

Project Eagle Feather: When They Took the Children

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In reaction to the recent rise of aboriginal children taken into government care, Project Eagle Feather: When They Took The Children reveals the previously untold stories of First Nations' experiences growing up in Saskatchewan and British Columbia. 

Québec My Country Mon Pays

Québec My Country Mon Pays

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Director John Walker reflects on his complex relationship with Québec, charting the course of rapid change wrought by the Quiet Revolution: from the separatist movement, FLQ crisis and political referenda to the exodus of half a million people from Québec. 

The QuébeCanada Complex

The QuébeCanada Complex

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This bold documentary provides a humorous perspective on the threat of the Québec/Canada split.

REACTOR

REACTOR

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On March 11th, 2011 a 9.0 earthquake triggered a massive tsunami off the coast of Japan. This disaster resulted in an estimated 15,878 deaths and trillions of dollars in damage, including a partial meltdown at three reactors in the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.

 

Regarding: Cohen

Regarding: Cohen

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Outspoken and unconventional, Lee Cohen is a high-profile advocate for asylum seekers. For over 20 years, this dedicated Halifax lawyer has been the constant watchdog of Canada's Immigration and Refugee Board, an increasingly secretive entity in the wake of 9/11. Cohen continually drags closed-door refugee hearings into the public eye, as he does with the two talked-about cases at the center of this documentary.

Reservation Soldiers

Reservation Soldiers

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Reservation Soldiers takes a closer look at the complex relationship between the Canadian Forces and First Nations youth, following three young men from Saskatchewan reservations over a period of two years.

Revolving Doors

Revolving Doors

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A frontline glimpse into the amazing approach and dedication of two nurses working in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, Canada's poorest postal code.

SAMAQAN: Water Stories (Series 3--13 parts)

SAMAQAN: Water Stories (Series 3--13 parts)

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This is the third of four documentary series on water--its role in culture, spirituality and life itself for North America's First Nations people. 

School of Secrets

School of Secrets

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Students were told to keep their sexual relationship with their teacher a secret...now almost two decades later, these women are ready to expose the lessons they learned in school.

Shipyards Lament

Shipyards Lament

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The Shipyards was a riverside squatters community in downtown Whitehorse that symbolized the Old Yukon lifestyle. Shipyards Lament follows the forced eviction of the residents of this neighbourhood, the last of its kind in urban Canada.

Shirley Omatsu • Ohanashi: The Story of Our Elders

Shirley Omatsu • Ohanashi: The Story of Our Elders

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This episode of Ohanashi: The Story of Our Elders profiles Japanese-Canadian, Shirley Omatsu.

Surviving Eugenics

Surviving Eugenics

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In 1996, Leilani Muir won a landmark legal case against the Canadian province of Alberta for wrongful sterilization and confinement at the Provincial Training School in Red Deer, an institution for "mental defectives". Surviving Eugenics traces the history and ongoing significance of eugenics in Canada.

Surviving In the Cracks

Surviving In the Cracks

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When Safe Houses for street youth in British Columbia faced closure, youth came together to create the play, Surviving In the Cracks. It was a play with a purpose, to inform an unaware public about why they ended up on the street and why the safe houses saved their lives. This is their story.

Susumu Tabata • Ohanashi: The Story of Our Elders

Susumu Tabata • Ohanashi: The Story of Our Elders

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This episode of Ohanashi: The Story of Our Elders profiles Susumu Tabata.

Tak Miyazaki • Ohanashi: The Story of Our Elders

Tak Miyazaki • Ohanashi: The Story of Our Elders

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This episode of Ohanashi: The Story of Our Elders profiles Tak Miyazaki.

To Return: The John Walkus Story

To Return: The John Walkus Story

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This powerful one-hour documentary on belonging, acceptance and loss of culture follows John Walkus Green as he carves his way home to the community and culture he was taken from as a child. Supported through the strong voices of other young adoptees, and the advocates who fight for them, John's struggle to return reveals the bitter truths native adoptees face negotiating life in both worlds.

Tom Sandow Kuwabara and Shig Kuwabara • Ohanashi: The Story of Our Elders

Tom Sandow Kuwabara and Shig Kuwabara • Ohanashi: The Story of Our Elders

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This episode of Ohanashi: The Story of Our Elders profiles brothers, Tom Sandow Kuwabara and Shig Kuwabara.