Docs

Tailwind: Prairie Harvest

On a quest to explore their home and meet local food producers, four friends cycle 1200 kilometres around Manitoba, consuming only food grown in the province. 

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

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It Was the Dance

In 1942, a 17-year-old Austrian Jewish refugee and a black Canadian soldier meet at a London dance hall, fall in love and marry.  

After the war they return to Canada, eager to start a new life in New Brunswick. But in the Fredericton of the 1940s, 50s and 60s, the effects of racism and social barriers they face make staying together, raising a family and finding peace a constant challenge.  

This documentary tells their story. It also examines the complex history and reality of racism that remains in New Brunswick today. 

Saturday, August 2, on CBC Television 
1:30 p.m. NT  |  1 p.m. AT  |  12 noon ET  |  10 a.m. MT  |  9 a.m. PT

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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


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