About the Series
CBC's flagship documentary series explores and expands on the major issues of our time. Around the corner, around the world, our cameras bring viewers to the center of the stories everyone is talking about. Informed, exciting and eventful, DOC ZONE presents a sweeping panoramic view of what matters most to Canadians.
DOC ZONE airs Thursday nights at 9, on CBC-TV.
WHERE DID I PUT MY MEMORY?
Memory loss is our second greatest health fear - after cancer. But if you can lose your memory, can you also find it? We reveal memory training techniques, explore the science of memory and witness the battle of the brains at the world memory championship.
MIRACLE PRODUCTS OR SNAKE OIL SCIENCE?
Pharmacies and herbal stores are overflowing with miracle products, promising everything from wrinkle free skin and abs of steel to a toxin-free body. We put these potions and gadgets to the scientific test. What's in them? Can they possibly work? And is there a realistic way to fight aging?
An exploration of all things feline - from cats in pop culture and history, to cat spas, feral colonies, designer breeds and crazy cat ladies. Cats can't add or subtract, but they sure can multiply. The world's most popular pet has become one of its most invasive species.
THOROUGHLY MODERN MARRIAGE
The institution of marriage has been badly tarnished over the last 50 years. But news of its demise is definitely premature. This documentary explodes the myths and looks at how marriage has endured and evolved in the 21st century - from couples "living apart together" to open marriages and gay unions.
As the threat of global warming grows more urgent, scientists are considering radical - even dangerous - schemes for re-engineering the climate. We explore the most plausible techno-fixes and examine the risks. These experiments could save the day or become a form of technological suicide.
Addicted to your blackberry? Compulsive tweeter? Facebook fanatic? Doc Zone investigates how our love affair with technology is overloading our ancient brains. In becoming information rich, we've become attention poor. The defining condition of the information age may well be chronic distraction.
THE END OF MEN
Men today are in crisis and so is masculinity itself. The recession has devastated the lives of millions of men who've lost both their jobs and their identities. The classic male virtues are increasingly irrelevant yet many men remain trapped in versions of masculinity that no longer work. How will a new generation re-define what it is to be a man?
The end of the Mayan calendar, environmental catastrophe, cosmic upheaval - all predicted to bring about mass extinction on December 21, 2012. We probe the science, follow the survivalists to their secret encampments and expose those cashing in on apocalyptic fears. Why do doomsday prophecies hold such powerful sway?
REMOTE CONTROL WAR
The age of remote control war is here. Thousands of robots are on the ground and in the air - in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan, where armed predator drones unleash fatal air strikes. We investigate how robots are revolutionizing the very nature of war. And we explore the consequences of virtual killing.
GANGS OF VANCOUVER
There has been an explosion of gang violence in Vancouver. Gang-related shootings have become commonplace, with innocent bystanders caught up in the carnage. Our cameras go undercover with an investigative reporter and police and we hear from gang members themselves. Why has the violence escalated and is Canada becoming a haven for international crime?
As we approach the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day, Doc Zone asks Germaine Greer, Naomi Wolf and Susan Faludi to weigh in on the current state of feminism. From the boardroom to the bedroom, have women achieved their goals? And is feminism itself still relevant?