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Watch Absolutely Canadian independent docs from Newfoundland and Labrador

Absolutely Canadian, the series of independent documentaries returns to CBC TV and CBC Gem, beginning Sept. 11.

Locally produced documentaries will premiere this season on CBC TV and CBC Gem

Absolutely Canadian, the series of independent documentaries returns to CBC TV and CBC Gem, beginning Sept. 11.


Four new docs, produced in Newfoundland and Labrador, will be streamed on CBC Gem. You can also watch their television premieres on CBC TV Saturdays - Sept. 11 at  7:30 p.m. and Sept. 18, Sept. 25 and Oct. 2 - at 8:30 p.m. Episodes will be uploaded to CBC Gem the day before. Previous seasons are also available on CBC Gem.

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.

Here is the lineup of new documentaries:


September 11 at 7:30 p.m. - Me, Mom & Covid: A Year Later

(CBC / Absolutely Canadian)
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

September 18 at 8:30 p.m. -  Rendezvous With Destiny, Arrow Air Flight 1285 Remembered 

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

September 25 at 8:30 p.m. - Silicon Island

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 & Labrador. Director: Chris Richardson

October 2 at 8:30 p.m. - Set In Motion

This film follows three women in Newfoundland and Labrador's mobile workforce and asks how acknowledging the diversity of that workforce would make lives better. Director Lian Morrison

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