This episode of Ohanashi: The Story of Our Elders profiles Alfie Kamitakahara.
Dr. Rudolph Martin Anderson spent seven winters and ten summers north of the Arctic circle in his
career as an Arctic scientist. This documentary salutes his contributions to conservation, Arctic science and cultural knowledge from three different expeditions.
A documentary investigation into "the aswang," a mythical creature in Philippine folklore-its origins, historical use as a tool for control and the place the aswang occupies in Philippine society today. DVD includes an extra feature, Aswang: A Journey into Myth.
In any small town, you quickly know who your neighbours are, but in a trailer park in Chase, British Columbia, two neighbours discovered a spiritual connection that spanned continents and time, miraculously reuniting them fifty years after their first encounter.
This episode of Ghost Towns of Canada explores Barkerville, British Columbia that was known not only for money-making opportunities due to fantastic amounts of gold, but also for its cultural openness.
Stories of early 20th century Sikh and Chinese immigrants who built first a cement plant, and then the Butchart Gardens, enriches the history of Vancouver Island, while illustrating the harsh impact Canada's restrictive immigration laws had on those communities.
As battles raged during World War II, many young pilots were casualties of war. To replenish the supply of pilots for the Allies, the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan School was set up to teach navigation to new recruits at Summerside, P.E.I. This short drama, based on letters found in a museum, recreates the story of William and Joe, two flight instructors who arrive in Summerside to teach these recruits.
Lois Bentley recalls the Golden Era of Prairie Baseball from 1948 to 1954, as she works to have African-American players Dirk Gibbons and Armando Vazquez, who came north to play for the Brandon Greys, inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Canyon War covers the tumultuous events of 1858 in British Columbia-events which led to a little-known war that could have escalated, had it not been for the persuasive diplomacy of Chief Spintlum of the Nlaka'pamux First Nation.
This episode of Ghost Towns of Canada explores Cassiar, British Columbia, where in 1952 one of the world's best known asbestos mine was opened. By the 1970s, with a new awareness of the health risks associated with asbestos the future of the Cassiar did not look bright.
Chiefs & Champions takes an intimate look at twelve exceptional Canadian Aboriginal athletes. Besides being world class performers in their chosen sport, they have gone on to become leaders in their communities, as well as role models and advocates on the international level.
In 1942 the Canadian Government ordered the uprooting of 22,000 men, women, and children in one of the nations' largest and cruelest dispossessions and dispersals ever. A generation later, Japanese Canadians fought back and won. Twenty-five years later, Children of Redress uncovers the struggle in detail.
This episode of Ghost towns of Canada explores Creighton, Ontario. Creighton was built in the early 1900s by INCO, a short time after they began to mine nickle in the region. By 1916, war demands for tanks, ships, guns and bullets had the mine and the town thriving.
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