Community

Absolutely Canadian film series returns

All films are produced locally, and explore Canada’s unique culture, history, and talent.

2018 series available on CBC-TV and web

CBC is celebrating Canadian filmmakers with the Absolutely Canadian film series. Each week, the one-hour series showcases documentaries and performance programs that tell unique stories from Canadian communities. All films are produced locally, and explore Canada's unique culture, history, and talent.  

Western Canadian films featured in 2018:

Back in the Saddle, an Absolutely Canadian film. Photo by Kristian Bogner

Back in the Saddle: July 28 at 7 p.m. on CBC-TV 

WATCH BACK IN THE SADDLE NOW

A death-defying stunt highlights one Canadian cowboy's quest to explore the mystical bond of trust between horse and rider. (Producers: Tracy Jacobson, Michael Klekamp. Director: Tracy Jacobson)

The End of the Road, an Absolutely Canada film

End of the Road: August 4 at 7 p.m. on CBC-TV

​WATCH END OF THE ROAD NOW

A group of war resisters and free spirits escaped conformity and comfort, but did they find Utopia in Lund, BC? (Producers & Directors: Tai Uhlmann and Theo Angell)

Exit Interview, an Absolutely Canadian film

Exit Interview: August 11 at 7 p.m. on CBC-TV

WATCH EXIT INTERVIEW NOW

John Hofsess, founder of a Canadian underground death service flees prosecution to pursue his own assisted death. (Directors: Andrew Calderone, Troy Moth, Joshua Lambert. Producers: William Woods, Andrew Calderone, Troy Moth, Joshua Lambert)

Ha Ling Peak, an Absolutely Canadian film

Ha Ling Peak: August 18 at 7 p.m. on CBC-TV

WATCH HA LING PEAK NOW

A young immigrant in the 1800's climbs a Canadian mountain on a bet, inadvertently sparking 100 years of bitter controversy. (Producers: Bryce Zimmerman, Jordan Bloemen, Colin Waugh, Scott Francis Winder. Director: Colin Waugh)

Fox Chaser: A Winter on the Trapline, an Absolutely Canadian film

Fox Chaser: A Winter on the Trapline: August 25 at 7 p.m. on CBC-TV

​WATCH FOX CHASER: A WINTER ON THE TRAPLINE NOW

In the deep freeze of Northern Alberta, a young trapper finds freedom in a dying way of life. (Producer: Chris Hsiung. Director: Rio Mitchell)

Ms. Scientist, an Absolutely Canadian film

Ms. Scientist: September 1 at 7 p.m. on CBC-TV

WATCH MS. SCIENTIST NOW

Some of Canada's top female scientists reveal the challenges they face, their groundbreaking work and their inspirational success. (Producer and Director: Brandy Yanchyk)