Watch Absolutely Canadian independent documentaries from the Maritimes
Absolutely Canadian, the series of independent documentaries, is back for a new season CBC TV and CBC Gem.
Locally produced docs air this season on CBC TV and CBC Gem
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Absolutely Canadian, the series of independent documentaries, is back for another season on CBC TV and CBC Gem.
CBC TV showcases documentaries on Saturdays at 9 p.m.
Check out these upcoming docs:
Sept. 17 at 9 p.m. - Chasing the Current
A professional cyclist from New Brunswick finds inner transformation through fly fishing after two life-altering collisions. Director: Greg Hemmings
Sept. 24 at 9 p.m. - Words Matter
Mi'kmaw poet and published author Rebecca Thomas uses words for a living, but she can't speak the language stolen from her father at residential school. Words Matter follows her journey to reclaim the language while exploring the complicated past that's kept it from her. Director: Stephanie Joline
For the Mi'kmaq community of Miawpukek First Nation, reviving the tradition of Birch Bark Canoe building becomes a way to connect to the past and ensure cultural survival. Director: Wendell Collier
Oct. 1 at 9 p.m. - The Orchard
An hour-long documentary about the multigenerational relationship between a working family, new immigrants, and nature, all brought together in a beautiful Orchard, maybe the perfect cooperative effort of humans and nature. Director: John Wesley Chisholm.
An ultrarunner battles oppressive heat and unrelenting hills as he tackles the 300-kilometre Cabot Trail on Cape Breton, Nova Scotia on a journey about love, loss and the strength of the human spirit. Director: Jason Taylor
A candid and powerful window into the movement to preserve and celebrate Wolastoqey culture and identity, including the calls to formally reclaim the name of the Wolastoq (Saint John) River. Director: Nate Gaffney Watch My Name is Wolastoqhere.
Elizabeth Bishop and the Art of Losing
A fascinating exploration of the remarkable but tragic life of Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Elizabeth Bishop, whose journey is indelibly connected to her Nova Scotia heritage. Director: John Scott Watch Elizabeth Bishop and the Art of Losinghere.
This powerful documentary highlights a unique surf program designed to empower African Nova Scotian youth to connect with the Atlantic Ocean and discover the healing power of water. Freedom Swell won best documentary at the Screen Nova Scotia Awards. Directors: Marie and Meaghan Wright Watch Freedom Swellhere.
Dementia, Dad and Me
The onset of his dementia brought a dramatic change to the relationship Hannah has with her father. Dementia, Dad and Me follows the two of them as they find new ways to connect, and to navigate the delicate transition of their roles from father and daughter to caregiver and cared for. Director: Hannah Minzloff Watch Dementia, Dad and Mehere.
The Spirit Remains
An exploration on the lasting emotional impact on Acadians affected by the expropriation of their homes and land in order to create Kouchibouguac National Park in New Brunswick over 50 years ago. Director: Brian Francis Watch The Spirit Remainshere.
Being Black in Halifax
Being Black in Halifax features four films from emerging directors that came out of the Fabienne Colas Foundation's Being Black in Canada mentorship program entirely dedicated to Black filmmakers. Directors: Deborah Castrilli, Tyus McSween, Guyleigh Johnson and Jodell Stundon. Read more here. Watch Being Black in Halifax 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.
You can see all previous seasons of the Absolutely Canadian series here.