Very Semi-Serious

Very Semi-Serious

VERY SEMI-SERIOUS is an offbeat meditation on humor, art and the genius of the single panel.

January 22 at 9pm ET/10 PT
Al Purdy Was Here

Al Purdy Was Here

January 30 at 10pm ET on documentary Channel
Rock star, racnteur and rabble rouser, a profile of one of the greatest names in Canadian poetry.
Fly Colt Fly

Fly Colt Fly

January 31 at 9pm on documentary Channel
Fusing documentary, graphic-novel style animation, and dramatic recreations, the film contrasts the story of a real kid who fell into burglary to keep from starving with his mass media persona.
Where the Wild Men Are

Where the Wild Men Are

Thursdays at 9pm ET starting January 5 on documentary Channel
A complex character with a troubled past, Ben Fogle discovers how this lone westerner ditched the hunt for the American dream, adopted a native family...
I Am What I Play

I Am What I Play

Feb 5 at 9pm ET/10 PT on documentary Channel
From the 1960s to the 1980s, the rock radio DJ played an unprecedented creative role in the rock music world. Where are they now -- and how did they reinvent themselves as the medium changed?
League of Exotique Dancers

League of Exotique Dancers

Feb. ​19 ​at 9pm ET/10 PT on documentary Channel
Get an eye-opening “backstage tour” of the golden age of Burlesque through the colourful lives of unforgettable women who made it glitter.
Off the Rails

Off the Rails

February 24 at 8pm ET on documentary Channel
Although Darius has never damaged any property or hurt anyone in his decades of service, he has spent 23 years in prison.
Secrets of Survival

Secrets of Survival

March 8 at 7pm ET//11 PT on documentary Channel
For more than 60 years, Canadian Morris Sternberg had lived in the shadow of a baby brother who had died in WW2.
You’re Soaking In It

You’re Soaking In It

March 5 at 9pm ET/10 PT on documentary Channel
Advertising as we once knew it is dead. Say hello to invasive efficiency.
Mr. Zaritsky on TV

Mr. Zaritsky on TV

March 10 at 10pm ET on documentary Channel
Both a portrait and candid behind-the scenes, Mr Zaritsky On TV shows the too often underappreciated aspects of documentary filmmaking as experienced by a man reclaiming his place in the filmmaking landscape.
Sled Dogs

Sled Dogs

March 12 at 9pm ET/10 PT — repeats March 17 at 8pm ET on documentary Channel
An idyllic portrait has been promoted by both the tourism industry and the dog sledding world for decades in an attempt to maximize profits while concealing a sometimes gruesome reality.
How to Build a Time Machine

How to Build a Time Machine

March 19 at 9pm ET/10 PT on documentary Channel
From filmmaking to physics, controlling mortality has long been a creative and scientific pursuit.
Quebec My Country, Mons Pays

Quebec My Country, Mons Pays

Feb. 12 at 9pm ET/10 PT, and March 22 at 9pm ET/9 PT on documentary Channel
Quebec My Country Mon Pays charts the aftermath of Quebec’s Quiet Revolution in the 1960s.
Killer Confessions

Killer Confessions

Mondays at 9pm ET/9 PT, starts March 27 on documentary Channel
When detectives sit with killers inside the interrogation room, anything can happen.
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