Short Docs

Available on CBC Gem The Noodle Group These friends are in their 90s and they still swim in the local river every day. After all this time, they’ve realized that magic exists in the simple moments of everyday life. More »


features ‘If you have to grow old, this is the place to be.’ Friends in their 90s love life in their New Brunswick town Memories of growing up in Baie Verte, N.B., and returning home to a peaceful life are captured in new film More »
features 4 tips for surviving your first 100 days on a working holiday visa in Canada Documentary Glorious Holiday follows a young Korean woman as she adjusts to living and working in Vancouver More »
features He fled Syria and crossed the Mediterranean in an inflatable boat to pursue his dream of becoming a perfumer After the civil war in Syria, the path to becoming a “nez” became far more complicated for Abdulkader Fattouh More »
features ‘Don’t dim your light’: Life lessons I learned from the late Somali-Canadian journalist Hodan Nalayeh She was a tireless entrepreneur who dared to dream and highlighted positive stories from the Somali community More »
features Residential school survivor remembers the principal forcing him to run 80 km in a blizzard Running for hours was Charlie Bittern’s punishment in 1967. In 2022, he embarked on the same journey — this time to heal, surrounded by his family More »
features ‘Mi’kma’ki’ is a new series about the Indigenous experience in communities across Newfoundland and Labrador More »
features My name is Lan Phat Truong. My kindergarten teacher told my parents I should have a ‘proper’ English name My parents immigrated to Canada in the 1970s. I was born here, but spent most of my life confused about my mixed cultural identity More »
features Think you know what a 7th-generation Canadian family looks like? Think again. Cazhhmere is a proud Canadian. Her ancestors were among the first Black settlers to come to Canada — her family has spent hundreds of years weaving itself into the fabric of our nation. Despite this deep history, Cazhhmere is constantly questioned about where she is originally from. More »
features My parents packed Chinese food in my lunches. I pleaded with them to pack carrot sticks and Lunchables instead For Chinese Canadian Yú, packed lunches like steamed daikon and cheung fun highlighted how she was different More »
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About Short Docs

CBC Short Docs is the go-to destination for Canadians looking for engaging, character-driven, short (under 30 minutes) documentary content by emerging documentary filmmakers from across Canada.