80:20—The Developing World (a 5-part series)

80:20—The Developing World (a 5-part series)

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This compact and comprehensive series explores what could be done to improve living conditions in lesser-developed countries.

Alfie Kamitakahara • Ohanashi: The Story of Our Elders

Alfie Kamitakahara • Ohanashi: The Story of Our Elders

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This episode of Ohanashi: The Story of Our Elders profiles Alfie Kamitakahara.

Call from Josie

Call from Josie

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Darlene has made a momentous decision about her lengthy illness. Just as she and a very unusual in-home service converge, a frantic call from her stubborn daughter threatens to derail her plans. 

The Caretakers

The Caretakers

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In 2014, actiivists of all ages, ranging from First Nations people to established Vancouver residents and new Canadians, ascended Burnaby Mountain in Canada's third largest city. There they made camp on the proposed route of a future pipeline. They were willing to do whatever it took to keep the project from going forward, a necessity in their view to protect this area of unceded Coastal Salish people for future generations.

Corporations in the Classroom

Corporations in the Classroom

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A documentary film investigating the upside and the downside of increasing corporate influence in public education.

The Dancing Cop!

The Dancing Cop!

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With a nod to the theatre of the absurd, Kelvin Redvers has created a musical like no other to provoke discussion about relationships between law enforcement and First Nations people.

Desperately Seeking Doctors

Desperately Seeking Doctors

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Canada's universal health care system was the envy of the world. But today five million Canadians don't have a family doctor. How did we get here? And how do we get back to the level of primary health care that we believe is our right as Canadian citizens?

Development and Debt • 80:20—The Developing World

Development and Debt • 80:20—The Developing World

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Development and Debt looks at the history of the international development assistance that began in the early 1960s and conditions attached to that aid, often benefitting those providing it more than its recipients.

Encirclement: Neo-Liberalism Ensnares Democracy

Encirclement: Neo-Liberalism Ensnares Democracy

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Drawing upon the thinking and analyses of renowned intellectuals, Encirclement sketches a portrait of neo-liberal ideology and examines the various mechanisms used to impose its dictates throughout the world. 

Finding Our Way

Finding Our Way

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Three 30-minute films, made in partnership with two First Nations bands in the Carrier territory of north central British Columbia, describe conflict over land and sovereignty and ask if there is a way forward.

Gender Blender: Dialogues of Hope

Gender Blender: Dialogues of Hope

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In this youth-driven documentary, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered students at a high school in the town of Hope, British Columbia explore issues they face at their high school. The film project created a dialogue among students and the community as a step toward eliminating bullying.

Greening the Cube: 100-Mile Housing

Greening the Cube: 100-Mile Housing

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Bringing the sustainability question home–with shelter in mind, what sort of future will you build?

Growth Rings

Growth Rings

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People who live in the seemingly pastoral setting of Canada's west coast and the First Nations people of the area reflect on the pressures from outside for change that will impact their ways of life and the fragile eco-system.

Health Care 911: the plight of immigrant medical doctors

Health Care 911: the plight of immigrant medical doctors

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Health Care 911 introduces some of the 8,000 medically trained immigrants unable to practice in Canada despite a critical shortage of doctors across the country.

The Hollow Tree

The Hollow Tree

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Documentary follows the bizarre saga of eccentric and passionate citizens who stand against gravity, decay and bureaucracy in order to save a thousand-year-old cedar tree from annihilation.

How a People Live

How a People Live

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The Gwa'sala and 'Nakwaxda'xw First Nations people lived as two distinct groups along Canada's northwest coast. How A People Live traces their history, from traditions documented by Franz Boas and Edward Sheriff Curtis, the Indian Residential School experience and a forced relocation from traditional territories in 1964, to return visits to their homelands that ignited the healing process and aroused interest in rich cultural traditions.

Interdependence • 80:20—The Developing World

Interdependence • 80:20—The Developing World

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Interdependence explains that, concerned or not, everyone is affected—through trading relationships and other factors of interdependence such as health, the environment, economics and global security.

Irene Tsuyuki • Ohanashi: The Story of Our Elders

Irene Tsuyuki • Ohanashi: The Story of Our Elders

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This episode of Ohanashi: The Story of Our Elders profiles Irene Tsuyuki.

Kazue Oye • Ohanashi: The Story of Our Elders

Kazue Oye • Ohanashi: The Story of Our Elders

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This episode of Ohanashi: The Story of Our Elders profiles Japanese-Canadian, Kazue Oye.

The Legacy of Colonialism • 80:20—The Developing World

The Legacy of Colonialism • 80:20—The Developing World

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The Legacy of Colonialism examines the role worldview played in the 500 years of colonization that began in the 15th century, tracing historical structures contributing to the current status of many lesser-developed countries.

Marie Katsuno • Ohanashi: The Story of Our Elders

Marie Katsuno • Ohanashi: The Story of Our Elders

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This episode of Ohanashi: The Story of Our Elders profiles Japanese-Canadian, Marie Katsuno.

May Komiyama • Ohanashi: The Story of Our Elders

May Komiyama • Ohanashi: The Story of Our Elders

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This episode of Ohanashi: The Story of Our Elders profiles May Komiyama.

menocracy: Gender Representation in Government

menocracy: Gender Representation in Government

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Why is representation of women in government worse in Canada, the USA and the UK than in many other democracies? An exploration of attitudes, political structures and different democratic voting systems that affect how many women get their names on the ballot reveals answers and solutions.

Midge Ayukawa • Ohanashi: The Story of Our Elders

Midge Ayukawa • Ohanashi: The Story of Our Elders

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This episode of Ohanashi: The Story of Our Elders profiles Midge Ayukawa.

Mount Polley: Breach or Catastrophe •  SAMAQAN: Water Stories (Series 4)

Mount Polley: Breach or Catastrophe • SAMAQAN: Water Stories (Series 4)

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On August 4, ironically known as B.C. day, the Imperial Mines tailings pond dam in the north central British Columbia collapsed releasing 10 million gallons of toxic chemicals into a pristine wilderness in the province.