A Kandahar Away

A Kandahar Away

When a father of five buys land in Kandahar, Saskatchewan, his kids are surprised at their unusual inheritance. His dream to find “a piece of Afghanistan in the Prairies” reveals deep generational differences and differing conceptions of what it means to be Canadian.

Thursday Aug 6 at 8 pm
World’s Greatest Mountains

World’s Greatest Mountains

4-pt Series Thursdays at 10pm ET/PT starting Aug 6 on documentary Channel
Learn the secrets of the world's best known peaks.
I Am Chris Farley

I Am Chris Farley

Fri Aug 7 at 9pm ET/PT on documentary Channel
The bittersweet story of one of the most innovative comedians who ever graced the stage, screen and television.
Nahanni: River of Forgiveness

Nahanni: River of Forgiveness

Sunday August 9 at 9 pm ET/PT on documentary Channel
Twelve Dene, men and women, unite to build a moose skin boat and ride it down the mighty Nahanni river.
Secret Life of Dogs (Season 2)

Secret Life of Dogs (Season 2)

3-part Series Sundays at 11pm starting Aug 9  on documentary Channel
Why have we developed such a unique and long-lasting relationship with our four-legged friends?
As If They Were Angels

As If They Were Angels

Wed Aug 12 at 7pm ET only on documentary Channel
A deeply layered tale of shipwreck, rescue, a steep loss of life — of courage, sacrifice and human endurance. Meet American soldiers shipwrecked on the rugged cliffs on Newfoundland and the people who rescued them.
Cielo

Cielo

Thurs Aug 13 at 7pm ET only on documentary Channel
An exploration of the crazy beauty of the night sky in the Atacama Desert, one of the best places on our planet to explore and contemplate its splendour.
Let There Be Light

Let There Be Light

Thursday August 13 at 8 pm on CBC
Nuclear fusion is known as the holy grail of energy but years of setbacks have not stopped people from trying to build an artificial star on Earth.
Anote’s Ark

Anote’s Ark

Fri Aug 14 at 9pm ET/PT on documentary Channel
Kiribati, a low-laying island nation on the Pacific is one of the first countries to face rises sea-levels.
My Generation

My Generation

Sat Aug 15 at 9pm ET/PT on documentary Channel
British film icon Michael Caine tells the vivid and inspiring story of his personal journey through 1960s London.
The Cowboy

The Cowboy

Sun Aug 16 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.
No Roads In

No Roads In

Thurs Aug 20 at 7pm ET only 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.
Conviction

Conviction

Thursday August 20 at 8 pm on CBC
Conviction envisions alternatives to prison through the eyes of women behind bars and those fighting on the front lines of the decarceration movement.
Who Farted?

Who Farted?

Friday August 21 at 9pm ET/PT on documentary Channel
Featuring an intercontinental cast of best-selling authors, climate scientists and master flatualists, Who Farted? suggests that understanding our place in nature is essential to our continued existence as a species.
Shella Record: A Reggae Mystery

Shella Record: A Reggae Mystery

Sunday August 23 at 9 pm ET/PT on documentary Channel
After discovering an incredible thrift store record, artist and vinyl fanatic Chris Flanagan sets off on a ten year quest to find a lost Reggae singer.
Homicide: Hours to Kill

Homicide: Hours to Kill

Monday at 9 pm ET/PT starting on August 24 on documentary Channel
A true-crime documentary series that follows determined investigators as they piece together events during the final 24 hours of a victim's life to reconstruct the timeline of the murder, unlock the motive, and identify the perpetrator.
League of Exotique Dancers

League of Exotique Dancers

Thursday August 27 at midnight on CBC
Get an eye-opening “backstage tour” of the golden age of burlesque through the colourful lives of unforgettable women who made it glitter.
A Place of Tide and Time

A Place of Tide and Time

Thursday August 27 at 8 pm on CBC
In remote eastern Quebec, some fight to keep their small village alive while teenagers see exile as their only option.
Johnny Cash American Rebel

Johnny Cash American Rebel

Fri Aug 28 at 9pm ET/PT on documentary Channel
A celebration of the larger-than-life Johnny Cash from the unique perspective of the Man in Black’s greatest songs, the “essentials”.
Influence

Influence

Sunday August 30 at 9 pm ET/PT on documentary Channel
A profile of the morally slippery British reputation manager, Lord Timothy Bell, who worked with 'Iron Lady' Margaret Thatcher and Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet.
After Circus

After Circus

Thursday September 3 at 8 pm on CBC
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.
The Oslo Diaries

The Oslo Diaries

Thursday September 10 at 8 pm on CBC
A small group of Israelis and Palestinians meet secretly to negotiate an end to the bloodshed in 1992.
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cosmetics
The documentary Toxic Beauty takes a look at the potentially harmful ingredients used by the cosmetic industry.More.
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.
hero
Bianca Mercer shares her life story publically, but it comes at a personal cost. 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
hero
If you’re in trouble, you might just want an action film actor nearby. Seriously. More.

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