You Are What You Act

You Are What You Act

Will smiling make you happy? Will changing your posture make you more confident? Can the science of embodied cognition make you feel better?

Tues April 23 at 7pm ET
Cheer Up

Cheer Up

Tues April 23 at 10pm ET/PT on documentary Channel
Miia, the ambitious coach of Finland’s worst competitive cheerleading team, is sick of losing.
Blurred Lines: Inside the Art World

Blurred Lines: Inside the Art World

Friday April 26 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.
Beyond the Spectrum

Beyond the Spectrum

Sunday April 28 at 9pm ET/PT
When two-year-old Oskar is diagnosed with autism, his family drops everything for a year to focus on early intervention.
I Am Chris Farley

I Am Chris Farley

Wednesday May 1 at 10pm ET/PT on documentary Channel
The bittersweet story of one of the most innovative comedians who ever graced the stage, screen and television.
Surviving the Fundy Footpath

Surviving the Fundy Footpath

Thursday May 2 at 9pm ET/PT on documentary Channel
A hiking novice takes on one of Canada's toughest multi-day hikes, the treacherous Fundy footpath.
Operation Gold Rush

Operation Gold Rush

3-part series, Thursdays at 10pm ET/PT, beginning May 2 on documentary Channel
Historian Dan Snow concludes his epic adventure following in the footsteps of the 19th century's last great gold rush - a journey filled with genuine danger and thrilling beauty.ition, he is joined by polar explorer Felicity Aston
Take Light

Take Light

Tuesday May 7 at 10pm ET/PT on documentary Channel
Amid the tangled wires of Nigeria’s energy crisis, hope flickers in the stories of ordinary people connected by the grid.
When Elephants Were Young

When Elephants Were Young

Friday May 3 at 7pm ET on documentary Channel
When Elephants Were Young is the result of their five-year quest to explore new strategies for the future of human-elephant relations and the survival of all elephants.
Inside Her Sex

Inside Her Sex

Saturday May 4 at 9pm ET/PT
Inside Her Sex is a thought ­provoking, feature­ length documentary that explores female sexuality and shame through the eyes and experiences of three women from...
Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

Sunday May 5 at 9pm ET/PT on documentary Channel
Hollywood star Hedy Lamarr, once known as the world's most beautiful woman, was a technological pioneer who also invented a covert communication system the is now the basis of secure WiFi.
No Roads In

No Roads In

Tuesday May 7 at 7pm ET on documentary Channel
The Blake Reid Band explores making music that does not rely on advanced digital recording technologies. It’s the telling of stories, together, as friends, in a place with soul, in harmony with the elements, and captured entirely in the moment.
I Am Steve McQueen

I Am Steve McQueen

Wednesday May 8 at 10pm ET/PT on documentary Channel
The enthralling story of one of the biggest stars Hollywood has ever seen, and one of the most enduring tough guys to ever grace the silver scene.
The Wrecking Crew

The Wrecking Crew

Friday May 10 at 9pm ET/PT on documentary Channel
The Beach Boys, Elvis, Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole and many more. Behind their success was a group of studio musicians called The Wrecking Crew.
Smart Drugs

Smart Drugs

Sunday May 12 at 9 pm ET/PT on documentary Channel
Will popping a pill make you smarter and increase your memory? Follow Nik Badminton into the world of biohacking and smart drugs to find out.
Game Changers

Game Changers

Tuesday May 14 at 10pm ET/PT on documentary Channel
Jeopardy! quizmaster Alex Trebek takes a personal journey through the world of television game shows to examine they impact they’ve had on North American entertainment culture.
The Family Farm

The Family Farm

Friday May 17 at 7pm ET on documentary Channel
The Family Farm explores the farm to table process through the lens of Canadian small farmers and identifies the systematic barriers they face in running...
When Jews Were Funny

When Jews Were Funny

Sunday May 19 at 9pm ET/PT on documentary Channel
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...
Some Lots

Some Lots

Sunday May 19 at 10:30pm ET/PT on documentary Channel
“Some Lots” explores a few of downtown Winnipegʼs many historic surface parking lots, the predominant architecture of this city center.
Stand Up Toronto

Stand Up Toronto

Tuesday May 21 at 10pm ET/PT
What does it mean to be an up-and-coming comedian who isn't white? Explore the lives of three multi-cultural comics as they navigate Toronto's comedy circuit.
Ben-Gurion, Epilogue

Ben-Gurion, Epilogue

Wed May 22 at 9pm ET/PT on documentary Channel
From depths of an archive a stack of 35mm film reels emerge. They contain six hours of a never before seen interview with David Ben-Gurion, one of the Zionist movement’s most iconic figures.
The Accountant of Auschwitz

The Accountant of Auschwitz

Wed May 22 at 10pm ET/PT on documentary Channel
Oskar Gröning goes on trial in Germany as prosecutors race against time to bring aging Nazi guards to justice.
Grass Fed

Grass Fed

Friday May 24 at 7pm ET
Montreal actor/comedian Mike Paterson's health is no joke. The normally high-energy comic is desperate to overcome his debilitating sciatica back pain that conventional medicine...
I Am The Blues

I Am The Blues

Sunday May 26 at 10am & 4pm ET on documentary Channel
Go on a musical journey through the swamps of the Louisiana Bayou, the juke joints of the Mississippi Delta and Moonshine soaked BBQs in the North Mississippi Hill Country.
Louis Theroux: Savile

Louis Theroux: Savile

Monday May 27 at 10pm ET/PT on documentary Channel
Louis Theroux sets out to understand how a man who was at the centre of British entertainment and charitable fundraising for decades was able to get away with a long litany of crimes.
Rebels on Pointe

Rebels on Pointe

Tuesday May 28 at 10pm ET/PT on documentary Channel
Filmmaker Bobbi Jo Hart reveals the history of Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo — the all-male, drag ballet company founded over 40 years ago on the heels of New York's Stonewall riots.
Maker of Monsters: The Extraordinary Life of Beau Dick

Maker of Monsters: The Extraordinary Life of Beau Dick

Friday June 21 at 9pm ET/PT on documentary Channel
The emblem of a truly great artist is the ability to give form to the intangible. Tapping into the collective memory of his people and breathing new life into an age-old tradition, Beau Dick is one such artist.
My Generation

My Generation

Wednesday June 26 at 10pm ET/PT on documentary Channel
British film icon Michael Caine tells the vivid and inspiring story of his personal journey through 1960s London.
hero
If you’re in trouble, you might just want an action film actor nearby. Seriously. 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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