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Native Planet Program 4: Hawaii - The Stolen Nation
Part of the Series: Native Planet
Host Simon Baker travels to Hawaii to examine the growing native sovereignty movement and how it helped halt construction of the largest public infrastructure project in Hawaii's history.
Smoke from His Fire - The Kwakwaka’wakw of the Pacific Northwest Coast
A bittersweet story of how a people survived. Seventy-five years ago the nobility of the Kwakwaka'wakw of the Pacific Northwest Coast, chose a young man, secluded him from the authorities when his peers were sent to Residential School. The elders…
Behind Closed Doors - Children Who Witness Domestic Violence
This video addresses the impact that witnessing domestic violence has on the developing brain of infants and children and demonstrates the effect on their behaviour and relationships and the long term consequences for their future. In Part One, clinical psychologist,…
Understanding Canadian Government
Part of the Series: Canadian Law and Government Series
This program provides a fun and colourful look at the nuts-and-bolts of our governing bodies in Canada - namely the federal and provincial governments. Features energetic young hosts, and includes a huge variety of animations, diagrams, archive government footage and…
Ancient Sea Gardens - Mystery of the Pacific Northwest
When marine geologist Dr. John Harper stumbles upon a coastal phenomenon in the form of mysterious curving rock walls along the low tide line of hundreds of beaches in British Columbia, he launches on a quest that will take years…
It's Not Like I Hit Her!
Mixing dramatic vignettes with interviews, this program examines emotional abuse directed at women by their male partners. It's not about arguing or disagreeing; it is about chronic criticism, verbal degradation, intimidation and isolation imposed on women to keep them in…
Native Planet Program 3: Canada - Living with the Tar Sands
Part of the Series: Native Planet
From his home in the Squamish Nation, Canada host Simon Baker traces the path of the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline, from the Oil Sands in Alberta to the tanker terminal planned for Kitimat, B.C. to understand why First Nations are…
One Hit Leads to Another
The combination of detailed descriptions by abused women and great dramatizations helps both male and female viewers to understand the realities of spousal abuse, what motivates this kind of activity, and reveals the myths that surround it. Low self-esteem, rather…
Native Planet Program 6: Australia - Protecting the "Song Line"
Part of the Series: Native Planet
Host Simon Baker travels to Northwest Australia - where culture is m ore important than profit - to visit one Aboriginal tribe defending their 'song lines' and way of life as their government and corporations attempt to develop the world's…
What Made Me Stop Drinking: Four Stories
An intimate and revealing look into the lives of four people who are addicted to alcohol. Four very different individuals tell their stories ... a lawyer who wanted to stop his kids from being afraid of him; a first nations…
Native Planet Program 5: United States - Surviving the Cold War and Uranium Mining
Part of the Series: Native Planet
Host Simon Baker examines the environmental and social impact that abandoned uranium mines and the cold war nuclear testing are having on the Navajo Nation.
How I Stopped Drinking: Four Stories Continued
A follow-up to What Made Me Stop Drinking , this program investigates how those same people - recovering alcoholics - actually managed to stop drinking. They took different routes and found their own sources of support. Mandy - "I hated…
A Change of Mind - An Investigation of Brain Injury
Brain injury from sports is a hot topic in today's media, but only 20% are attributable to sports. Given the toll brain injury takes on individuals and families, what do we know about the impact on society as a whole?…
Native Planet Program 1: New Zealand - Restoring the "Mauri"
Part of the Series: Native Planet
Host Simon Baker travels to New Zealand's North Island to see how science and indigenous knowledge are combining to breathe life back into a sacred lake decimated by years of industrial pollution.
Understanding Canadian Law
Part of the Series: Canadian Law and Government Series
This dynamic and colourful program provides a solid foundation for understanding Canada's justice system. Featuring exciting animations, navigational diagrams, upbeat music and a young, energetic host, this modern approach offers a primer on law in Canada and our court systems.
The R Word
People have called them "village idiots", "imbeciles", "fools", "subhumans" and "retards". They have been incarcerated in prisons and institutions, abused and even at times murdered. They have been feared and misunderstood for centuries. This program chronicles the incredible struggles of…
Native Planet Program 2: Ecuador - Saving Pachamama (Mother Earth)
Part of the Series: Native Planet
Host Simon Baker travels to Ecuador and deep into the Amazon jungle to meet one Aboriginal tribe waging an international fight to keep oil companies and their government off their territory.
What's Age Got to Do With It?
This riveting program looks at the devastating effects of abuse upon older women within intimate or spousal relationships as well as abuse by adult children. Covers a diversity of seniors, representing many different social values, upbringings and experience. In common…
Understanding Local Government in Canada
Part of the Series: Canadian Law and Government Series
Take an exciting tour and find out how our local governments work in Canada. This easy to follow and fast-paced program offers a comprehensive ride through the structure of municipal governments and agencies like school boards. Suitable for audiences including…
Time to Change
This dramatic sequel to ONE HIT LEADS TO ANOTHER is about treatment options for abusive men. This highly recommended program combines explanations from counselors with dramatic vignettes to clarify elemental self-esteem questions at the root of family violence. It also…