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The albatross: does distance make the heart grow fonder?

Long distance relationships are anything but easy; they often involve a lot of planning, constant travel and ultimately compromise.

Camilla Gibb had heard from her father once in 30 years – and then the hospital called

Camilla Gibb had heard from her father once in 30 years – and then the hospital called
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Camilla Gibb had heard from her father once in 30 years - and then the hospital called

"I believe I am taking care of your father." When award-winning author Camilla Gibb heard from a hospital across the country, it reawakened a fear she had been fighting for a lifetime.
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Evidence of a father

Camilla Gibb's father was brilliant, talented, but also deeply unsettled. Thirty years after he disappears, she suddenly learns his whereabouts, sending her on a journey both into the past and across the country.
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She's on a mission to save the train to Churchill

Cree nations in northern Manitoba have been lobbying to take over the ailing Hudson Bay Line themselves, and Chief Betsy Kennedy thinks they can make it more successful than any southern company has been able to.
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Saving a northern railroad

For Indigenous communities in northern Manitoba, the Hudson Bay Railway is a lifeline, which is why Cree nations are lobbying to take over the line themselves.
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An expedition that listens for the true north, one person at a time

Meet someone, listen to their story, ask to be introduced to someone else, repeat — how Jennifer Kingsley's simple formula is transforming her perception of the Arctic.
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How this man, at 19, ended up as Martin Luther King Jr.'s personal driver

In 1966, Coretta Scott King hired a 19-year-old named Tom Houck as the family's driver. Houck now shows people landmarks that are significant to the civil rights leader's story.
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These girls will stop at nothing to get their own hockey team

These girls will stop at nothing to get their own hockey team
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As asylum seekers show up on their doorstep, two Quebec women struggle with how to help

​Frances Ravensbergen and Sue Heller live near Canada's busiest illegal border crossing on Roxham Road, and they're desperate to show asylum seekers some sign of comfort.
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The border next door

On Roxham Road in Quebec, some 19,000 asylum seekers sought entry into Canada last year. ​And two women who live nearby are looking for ways to comfort them. But the only question is, what exactly can they do to help? ​

How Michael Jackson helped this homeless man get his life back

How Michael Jackson helped this homeless man get his life back
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How Michael Jackson helped this homeless man get his life back

At 20, living on the streets with a drinking problem, Robert L'Hirondelle was spinning out of control. Until he moonwalked his way into a new life.
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Finding a lost sister, hidden in plain sight for decades

Finding a lost sister, hidden in plain sight for decades
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Threatened with death for saving lives - one Venezuelan doctor's story of escape

'I would say I'm a doctor of the resistance,' says José, whose efforts to help protesters made him a target.
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When saving lives makes you a target

As a doctor in Venezuela, José never considered himself a political person. But with the country's economic collapse, his ongoing work to get medical aid to those who needed it became increasingly dangerous.
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Finding a lost sister, hidden in plain sight for decades

Coral and Candace always knew they had an older sister. What they didn't know is that she was less than 10 km away, in the next town over.

'Is that my sister?'

One day, Coral Rafuse went to buy bread at a bakery just five minutes away from her work in the small town of New Minas, Nova Scotia. And that's when she discovered her long-lost sister.
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Mentorship Program Step 1: Make Sure You're Eligible

If you're an up-and-coming audio producer, then the Doc Project's ongoing Mentorship Program may be an unparalleled opportunity for you.

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We are always on the lookout for creative material to air on The Doc Project: documentaries that break the rules, that transport you to unexpected places or allow you to eavesdrop on someone's life.
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Mentorship Program Step 4: Application Guidelines

The Doc Project Mentorship Program teams veteran documentary makers/editors with emerging producers, to bring fresh and innovative stories to life. Here you'll find everything you need to know about the application process.
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Mentorship Program Step 3: Reach Out to Your Mentor

The Doc Project Mentorship Program pairs up-and-coming audio producers with experienced doc makers. Before you apply, you may want to reach out to the mentor you want to work with.
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Mentorship Program Step 2: Choose a Mentor/Show

The Doc Project's ongoing Mentorship Program is a great chance for emerging producers to work with veteran documentary makers/editors. Which mentor and CBC show is the right home for your doc?
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Is it normal to only know 5 people on your street?

Is it normal to only know 5 people on your street?
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Is it normal to only know 5 people on your street?

Tom Howell always assumed his street just wasn't very neighbourly. But after he started knocking on doors, he realised he couldn't have been more wrong.