This episode of Ohanashi: The Story of Our Elders profiles Alfie Kamitakahara.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
This documentary on the redevelopment of a mixed income housing project in Portland, Oregon follows residents, planners and municipal officials through displacement, building and relocation over a five-year period. It frankly portrays challenges, pitfalls and successes with lessons in community planning in both Canada and the U.S.
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.
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.
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.
In 1944, Charlie Post and Jimmy Dennis were both removed from their families to attend the Le Jac Indian Residential School. Just 10 years old, they never saw their families again. They share their experiences of event that illustrate why both men have spent a lifetime trying to overcome the impact of that traumatic day and the eight years that followed.
Ohanashi: The Story of Our Elders features 10 Japanese-Canadian elders who tell their stories, describing their lives both before the bombing of Pearl Harbour, which led to internment, and after World War II.