July 2014 Archives

Part 2: watch six more documentaries from across Canada

These are stories that reflect our diverse and contemporary Canada. Stories that reveal the unique character of a region, that fascinate, provoke and connect us with communities across the country.

Six more one-hour documentaries debuted Saturday on local CBC stations. Watch them in full below.   

One More Schooner
Boat builder Henry Vokey of Trinity Bay has built over one thousand boats during his lifetime. And he's not done yet. 

Full Newfoundland and Labrador schedule

Code Kids
A movement to teach young children computer skills is gaining momentum in the Maritimes. 

Full Maritimes schedule

Maple Mayhem
Exploring the sticky, golden universe of Canada's quintessential national emblem. This documentary showcases the culture and politics behind an industry that recently suffered the biggest heist in agricultural history. 

Full Quebec schedule  |  Full Ottawa schedule

Letters to Our Children: Stories of Refuge
A group of immigrant and refugee moms in Winnipeg express their struggles and triumphs in a book of letters to their children.

Hedley Wildlife: The Quietest Concert Ever
Canadian pop music sensation Hedley perform in Banff National Park; however, not a bird, elk or squirrel is disturbed as the audience listens on headphones. 

Full Alberta schedule

Wanting: Dream Girl
Beloved by millions in Asia, Chinese-Canadian pop star Wanting Qu chases her dreams in North America.

Full Vancouver schedule

We want to hear from you! Let us know what you think on Twitter @AbCanCBC.

Legends of Magdalen

Legends of Magdalen - (45:17)

Myths and legends surround the remote Magdalen Islands in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. For 
three generations, one Madelinot family has researched the hundreds of sunken shipwrecks that give rise to many of those stories. 

Saturday, July 26, 2014 on CBC Television 
1:30 p.m. NT  |  1 p.m. AT  |  noon ET  |  10 a.m. MT  |  9 a.m. PT

Watch new documentaries from across Canada

The new Absolutely series kicked off July 19 across the country with a showcase of locally produced documentaries. Docs aired Saturday on local CBC stations; and now they're available to watch online from anywhere in the country.  

Watch all seven 45 minute docs and join the conversation on Twitter @AbCanCBC. Check your local schedule for upcoming telecast dates in this six-part series.

Secret Suppers of Vancouver
In a food-obsessed city, explore the underground culinary world that's breaking the rules.

Hell or High Water
Chronicling the epic undertaking of rebuilding and reorganizing the Calgary Stampede less than two weeks after historic floods swept the city.  

Short Shots 4 
Available until July 26
A delightful showcase of the best Manitoba-made short films including comedy, animation, sci-fi and human drama. Hosted by Mike Bell. 

Family Foods
A taste of what it's like to run a family food business in the ever-competitive food industry. Take stock on what it means to carry on the family name, expand the company and connect with the local community. Watch the full program: 

100% T-Shirt
Director Kaveh Nabatien explores the history, ethics and political culture of our most common garment. Featuring American Apparel founder Dov Charney, Arcade Fire's Richard Reed Parry, Little Scream, and Tegan and Sara. 

Edge of East
Jackie Torrens visits three groups of Nova Scotians with unusual interests: UFO believers, steampunks and yodelers.

Sister Morphine
Newfoundland and Labrador nurses who struggle with addiction to the drugs they administer.  

The Boy Who Was Bullied

At the turn of the century, in a rural corner of New Brunswick, a boy was born whose life and learning would lead him to revolutionize the nature of international law. This is the story of John Peters Humphrey, a disabled man who fought for global human rights and was the principal author of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. 

It is also the story of Abigail Godreau, a remarkable thirteen-year-old from the same small town as Humphrey, an ambassador for War Amps and an inspiration to her peers. 

Saturday, July 12, on CBC Television
1:30 p.m. NT  |  1 p.m. AT  |  noon ET  |  10 a.m. MT  |  9 a.m. PT


Your local doc series premieres July 19

Passion. Portraits. Performance. Hope. Heartbreak. Heroes. 

These are stories that reflect our diverse and contemporary Canada. 

Stories that reveal the unique character of a region--both informed and celebrated by its citizens, where ordinary people do extraordinary things. 

They're stories that fascinate and provoke, made by Canadians, to connect us to communities across the country. 

These are your stories. And this is your Canada. 

Don't miss these six-part documentary series premiering July 19 on local CBC stations. And watch the entire series online after the shows air. Click below for your schedule.

Follow Absolutely Canadian on Twitter @AbCanCBC for weekly updates. 

Absolutely Ottawa

Absolutely Vancouver

Don't miss this six-part series celebrating B.C. talent in front of and behind the cameras. Tune in, PVR or watch the shows online after they premiere on CBC TV.  

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Secret Suppers of Vancouver
Airs Saturday, July 19, at 7 p.m. 

In a food-obsessed city, explore the underground culinary world that's breaking the rules.  

Wanting: Dream Girl
Airs Saturday, July 26, at 7 p.m.
Beloved by millions in Asia, Chinese-Canadian pop star Wanting Qu chases her dreams in North America.

How a People Live
Airs Saturday, August 2, at 7 p.m.

Despite losing everything from their homes to their culture, the inspiring story of the resilient Gwa'sala-'Nakwaxda'xw Nations of B.C.


Murray Porter: Heart of the Eagle
Airs Saturday, August 23, at 7 p.m.

Murray Porter calls himself a red man singing the black man's blues in a white man's world. Discover the talent, and meet the man. 

Dancers of Steel
Airs Saturday, September 6, at 7 p.m.
Devoting their lives to being the very best, two young Canadian girls dance for glory at the World Irish Dance Championships. 

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