Absolutely Canadian brings local films and documentaries to your screen
Locally produced series available on CBC Gem and CBC Television
Absolutely Canadian is a national weekly series showcasing documentaries and performance programs that tell unique stories from communities across Canada. Now in its 10th season, Absolutely Canadian premiered Oct. 31 on CBC Television and showcased two features back-to-back every Saturday until Nov. 14.
Episodes are now available free and on demand on CBC Gem.
Exploring an array of themes from life in lockdown to sketch comedy to a daughter's memories of her family's Parc avenue restaurant, Absolutely Canadian includes programs by and about Quebec for all audiences.
Watch Quiet Time on CBC Gem here.
Quiet Time aired on CBC Television on Oct. 31, 2020 at 7 p.m.
A collection of short documentaries by Canadian filmmakers in lockdown in Canada, U.S.A. Bulgaria, Denmark, U.K. and Haiti, Quiet Time delves into personal experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Watch Absofreakinglutely on CBC Gem here.
Absofreakinglutely aired on CBC Television on Oct. 31, 2020 at 8 p.m.
Bagel cults. Aging hipsters in DIY maker spaces. Marriage during COVID-19. Comedians David Heti, Lori Braun, Rodney Ramsey, Walter J. Lyng and others capture the absurdity of Montreal living in 2020.
Into the Light
Watch Into the Light on CBC Gem here.
Into the Light aired on CBC Television on Nov. 7 at 7 p.m.
Into the Light takes viewers behind the scenes to discover how the walls in Old Montreal are transformed with cinematic projections that reimagine Canadian history. Michel Lemieux and Victor Pilon, renowned former Cirque du Soleil and virtual reality directors, use the city as a canvas in Cité Mémoire, creating immersive projections that enthrall spectators on the street after dark.
Champions aired on CBC Television on Nov. 7, 2020 at 8 p.m. It will be available on CBC Gem as of Dec. 1, 2020.
A filmmaker follows his brother to the Special Olympics World Summer Games in Abu Dhabi, along with 20 other Canadian athletes with intellectual disabilities pursuing titles in their divisions.
Meet and Eat at Lee's Garden
Watch Meet and Eat at Lee's Garden on CBC Gem here.
Meet and Eat at Lee's Garden aired on CBC Television on Nov. 14, 2020 at 7 p.m.
A look at the history and social impact of the Chinese-Canadian restaurant through a daughter's memories of her own family's restaurant on Parc Avenue in the 1950s.
Justice Dawning aired on CBC Television on Nov. 14, 2020 at 8 p.m. It will available on CBC Gem on June 21, 2021.
Follow international lawyer and CBC Massey Lecturer Payam Akhavan on his mission to pursue justice for survivors of genocide around the world.