When Jews Were Funny

When Jews Were Funny

When Jews Were Funny is director Alan Zweig's personal exploration into the roots and the manifestations of his Jewish identity, and particularly the question of...

Tuesday Oct 22 at 9pm ET/PT
Al Purdy Was Here

Al Purdy Was Here

Wednesday Oct 23 at 7pm ET on documentary Channel
Rock star, racnteur and rabble rouser, a profile of one of the greatest names in Canadian poetry.
Design Canada

Design Canada

Thurs Oct 24 @ 7pm ET on documentary Channel
Meet the graphic designers who transformed Canada from a colonial outpost to a vibrant and multicultural society.
The Adventures of Dr. Crackhead

The Adventures of Dr. Crackhead

Friday Oct 25 at 9pm ET/PT on documentary Channel
The Adventures of Dr Crackhead, trailer from Jennifer DiCresce on Vimeo. Filmmaker Jennifer Di Cresce joins controversial author and research scientist Dr. Peter Ferentzy...
Imagining Canada

Imagining Canada

Saturday Oct 26 at 7pm ET on documentary Channel
A new collection of 22,000 New York Times photos of Canada has made its way here--to Toronto. It's an illuminating and fascinating archive of images,...
Bollywood: The World’s Biggest Film Industry

Bollywood: The World’s Biggest Film Industry

2-part Special October 27 at 9pm ET/PT on documentary Channel
Anita Rani has exclusive access to the largest Bollywood films and stars to reveal the extraordinary stories and secrets behind the biggest film industry on earth.
You Are What You Act

You Are What You Act

Tuesday Oct 29 at 9pm ET/PT on documentary Channel
Will smiling make you happy? Will changing your posture make you more confident? Can the science of embodied cognition make you feel better?
Sweet Daddy Siki

Sweet Daddy Siki

Wed Oct 30 @ 7pm ET on documentary Channel
Reginald "Sweet Daddy" Siki is a professional wrestling icon, successful country music singer, and household name.
Grand Cru

Grand Cru

Thurs Oct 31 @ 7pm ET on documentary Channel
Burgundy winemaking legend Pascal Marchand faces his greatest challenges during the catastrophic 2016 season.
Paramedics

Paramedics

Thursdays @ 9pm ET/PT starting Oct 31 on documentary Channel
Australia’s ambulance crews fight to save lives in a race against time. Cameras fitted to road ambulances and helicopters give unprecedented insight into the daily lives of these emergency service heroes.
Blurred Lines: Inside the Art World

Blurred Lines: Inside the Art World

Friday Nov 1 at 9pm ET/PT on documentary Channel
An overview of the major players in the contemporary art market and of the economic factors that motivate those individuals and institutions.
Stage: The Culinary Internship

Stage: The Culinary Internship

Sunday November 3 at 9 pm ET/PT on documentary Channel
Follow a group of culinary interns at one of the best restaurants in the world, Mugaritz.
Outlaw Tech

Outlaw Tech

Mondays at 11pm ET/PT starting Nov 4 on documentary Channel
Go inside true stories of crazy heists and epic crimes, where cunning criminals use ingenious science to outfox the high-security defenses of impregnable fortresses and walk away with millions.
The Manchester Detectives

The Manchester Detectives

Mondays at 10pm ET/PT starting Nov 4 on documentary Channel
Follow the investigations of a new breed of detective, specially trained to investigate sex offences.
After Circus

After Circus

Tuesday Nov 5 at 9pm ET/PT on documentary Channel
Few of us have ever given a second thought as to what happens to circus artists 'off the wire' after they've spent their lives entertaining and inspiring us.
Memento Mori ​

Memento Mori ​

Wednesday Nov 6 at 7pm ET on documentary Channel
With remarkable access to Canada’s busiest organ-transplant hospital, this documentary brings viewers face-to-face with stories of life and death, and the impossible decisions that tragedy demands.
A Bold Peace

A Bold Peace

Wednesday Nov 6 at 9pm ET/PT on documentary Channel
Costa Rica's quest to abandon the fever of war.
Anote’s Ark

Anote’s Ark

Thurs Nov 7 at 7pm ET on documentary Channel
Kiribati, a low-laying island nation on the Pacific is one of the first countries to face rises sea-levels.
A Place of Tide and Time

A Place of Tide and Time

Friday Nov 8 at 9pm ET/PT on documentary Channel
In remote eastern Quebec, some fight to keep their small village alive while teenagers see exile as their only option.
The Cowboy

The Cowboy

Sunday Nov 10 at 9pm ET/PT on documentary Channel
The legend and history of the Cowboy as told by original interviews with on-screen and off-screen Western heroes, rare archival content, and over 100 years of classic Western films and television series.
Met While Incarcerated

Met While Incarcerated

Tuesday Nov 12 @ 9pm ET/PT on documentary Channel
The provocative and touching love story of 3 successful, strong, intelligent women who've shocked themselves and their loved ones by falling for a man who is in prison for a violent crime.
GO-BOY! Memories of a Life Behind Bars

GO-BOY! Memories of a Life Behind Bars

Wednesday Nov 13 at 9pm ET/PT on documentary Channel
GO-BOY! Memories of a Life Behind Bars is a feature documentary chronicling the physical and psychological effects of the prison system, seen through the eyes of Roger Caron, a jail-breaking bank-robber turned award-winning author.
Hue: A Matter of Colour

Hue: A Matter of Colour

Thursday Nov 14 at 7pm ET on documentary Channel
How black is black enough? How black is too black? What can you gain from being a light-skinned Indian, and what can you lose from...
Like A Pebble In The Boot

Like A Pebble In The Boot

Friday Nov 15 at 9pm ET/PT on documentary Channel
Meet Senegalese street vendors in Florence who migrated to Europe hoping for a better future for their families.
The Taming of the Queue

The Taming of the Queue

Saturday Nov 16 @ 7pm ET on documentary channel
A look at the boredom, frustration, stress, fatigue and fury we all feel in line-ups, as our fast-paced lives slow to a crawl.
Genius Factory

Genius Factory

Saturday Nov 16 @ 9pm ET/PT on documentary Channel
In 1980, Robert Graham, a 73 year-old eccentric millionaire got the idea to create a Nobel Prize winning sperm bank.
Mediterranean With Simon Reeve

Mediterranean With Simon Reeve

4-part Series Tuesdays at 6am, 9am,1pm & 5pm ET starting Nov 19 on documentary Channel
Adventure journalist Simon Reeve brings his trademark charm, humour and analysis to this exploration of the challenges facing this stunning part of the world.
Revolution

Revolution

Thursday Nov 21 @ 7pm ET on documentary Channel
An epic adventure into the evolution of life on earth and the revolution to save us.
Shiners

Shiners

Friday Nov 22 @ 9pm ET/PT on documentary Channel
From the street shiners of New York City, to the masked ‘lustras’ of La Paz, Shiners travels the world to show you what it means to be a shoe shiner.
Quebec My Country Mon Pays

Quebec My Country Mon Pays

Saturday Nov 23 at 9pm ET/PT on documentary Channel
Quebec My Country Mon Pays charts the aftermath of Quebec’s Quiet Revolution in the 1960s.
Untying the Knot

Untying the Knot

Sunday Nov 24 at 9pm ET/PT on documentary Channel
the powerful story of Rumana Monzur, a Bangladeshi-Canadian woman who was viciously assaulted by her husband in Bangladesh, leaving her totally blind. Interwoven with Rumana’s story are the unfolding journeys of three women in Dhaka, Bangladesh’s capital city, whose relationships mirror aspects of Rumana’s own abusive marriage.
Transformer

Transformer

Tuesday Nov 26 @ 9pm ET/PT on documentary Channel
From white trash kid to world record power lifter, Matt Kroczaleski faces his most challenging feat of strength yet: becoming a woman.
Guantanamo’s Child

Guantanamo’s Child

Wednesday Nov 27 at 7pm ET on documentary Channel
Former Guantanamo detainee Omar Khadr, out on bail after 13 years, speaks for the first time in an exclusive interview.
You’re Soaking In It

You’re Soaking In It

Thursday Nov 28 @ 7pm ET/PT on documentary Channel
Advertising as we once knew it is dead. Say hello to the age of big data. It is the price we pay for free internet?
Milk - A film by Noemi Weis

Milk - A film by Noemi Weis

Friday Nov 29 at 9pm ET/PT on documentary Channel
Through an intimate and artistic lens, Milk brings a universal perspective on the politics, commercialization and controversies surrounding birth and infant feeding over the canvas of stunningly beautiful visuals and poignant voices from around the globe.
Almost Almost Famous

Almost Almost Famous

Saturday Nov 30 @ 9pm ET/PT on documentary Channel
On tour through an alternate universe where Elvis never dies, Almost Almost Famous explores the lives of tribute artists and the cost of borrowed fame. (
The Search: Manufacturing Belief

The Search: Manufacturing Belief

Sunday December 15 at 9 pm ET/PT on documentary Channel
Juxtaposing reason with mythology, philosophy with religion, and science with mysticism, filmmaker Patrick Payne builds a penetrating, provocative and personal inquiry into the question of awe, objective truth and trust in the 21st Century.
Port of Destiny: Peace

Port of Destiny: Peace

Wednesday Dec 18 at 11pm ET/PT on documentary Channel
Port of Destiny recounts the drama of Colombia's path to peace.
Time For Ilhan

Time For Ilhan

Thursday Dec 19 at 11am, 3pm and 7pm ET on documentary Channel
The journey of rising political star Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, the nation’s first Somali Muslim Legislator, and her quest to redefine politics in America.
people in theatre.
It's a tradition from Wynyard, Saskatchewan that goes back 40 years and still brings the town together every summer. Find out more.
docs
"Despite all the bad things that happen, you’re actually in control of how you feel about it," says Tamara O'Brien. Watch the video.
hero
If you’re in trouble, you might just want an action film actor nearby. Seriously. More.
Munich Games
Broadcast to an audience of 900 million, it was the beginning of an unhealthy relationship between terrorists and the media. More
Empire of the Scents
‘Sometimes I have kept his place in my heart a secret rather than face people who simply can’t abide it.’ Read more.
jeff Giles
Known as the 'sexy' Buddy Holly, Ontario's own Jeff Giles loves bringing audiences back to the music they grew up with. More

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