Watch Absolutely Canadian docs from Newfoundland and Labrador
Locally produced docs air this season on CBC TV and CBC Gem
Absolutely Canadian, the series of independent documentaries, is back for a new season on CBC TV and CBC Gem.
CBC TV showcases documentaries on Saturdays at 9:30 p.m.
Check out these upcoming docs:
Sept. 17 at 9:30 p.m. - Mi'kma'ki : Gwitna'q
Sept. 17 at 9:30 p.m. - Mi'kma'ki : NiKet
Sept. 24 at 9:30 p.m. - Mi'kma'ki : Npsin
Sept. 24 at 9:30 p.m. - Words Matter
Oct. 1 at 9:30 p.m. - Immaculate Memories - The Uncluttered Worlds of Christopher Pratt
Oct. 8 at 9:30 p.m. - A New World of Hurt
Watch A New World of Hurt here.
Watch these Absolutely Canadian docs on CBC Gem
Labrador's Cain's Quest is a treacherous 3,100-kilometre snowmobile race that sees competitors whipping through rugged frozen tundra and sea ice, battling whiteout conditions, dangerously low temperatures, and threatening terrain. Gaining a reputation for being one of the most high risk endurance sporting events in the world, Cain's Quest 2020 follows the daring racers and plumbs the regional pride of the communities who support them. Director: Christopher Richardson
Watch Cain's Quest here.
Me, Mom & Covid: One Year Later
The death of matriarch Sara Sexton during the Covid pandemic has a profound impact on her disabled daughter Edwina. A story of loss, resilience and the power of love. Director: Nik Sexton
Watch Me, Mom & Covid: One Year Later here.
It may seem an unlikely hotbed for tech startups, but a new generation of business leaders are finding everything they need to grow their companies and build their lives, right here in Newfoundland and Labrador. Director: Christopher Richardson
Watch Silicon Island here.
Rendezvous With Destiny
The crash of Arrow Air Flight 1285 claimed the lives of 256 souls. This is the story of those who were affected by this tragedy and how the memory of the fallen is kept alive, 35 years later. Director: Wes Holmes
Watch Rendezvous With Destiny here.
Set on Fogo Island off the coast of Newfoundland, Dropstones is an intimate family portrait that follows a matriarch shortly after she has returned to the home she once yearned to escape. Director: Caitlin Durlak
Watch Dropstones here.
Herd is an intimate look at the impact of the loss of Caribou to the Inuit people of Labrador. Director: David Borish
Watch Herd here.
Absolutely Canadian is a national one-hour series showcasing documentaries and performance programs that tell unique stories from communities across Canada. All programs are produced locally and highlight the works of independent filmmakers in each region.
CBC works closely with independent filmmakers throughout the region to produce this series.