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Spring Awakening – New York’s hottest show. Groundbreaking. Tony award-winning. Starring a dynamic cast of astoundingly gifted young performers. And it’s about to be taken over by a kid from Saskatchewan.
Kyle Riabko: The Lead is a thrilling TV documentary following aspiring musician Kyle Riabko as he takes a detour from his dream of becoming a rock star to take on the lead r...
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A quirky look at the world's first man made 'flying saucer' built in the 1950's. American defense poured millions into the project, spurred on by the dreams and aspirations of engineer John Frost. Near disastrous test flight footage combined with hilarious B movie clips make Avrocar a documentary that's truly out of this world.
"Celebrate: The Music of Our People" honors premier musical artists of Canada Aboriginal communities and acknowledges the keepers, teachers, promoters, creators and performers of Aboriginal music. This one-hour music program features the best of Aboriginal talent in Canada including: Big John Arcand, Sierra Noble, Donny Parenteau, Ryan D'Aoust, Tagaq, Nadjiwan, Willie Dunn, JC Campbell, Asani, The C-Weed band and many more.
Célébrons: La musique de notre peuple, met en vedettes les meilleurs artistes musicaux des premières nations au Canada et rend hommage aux mentors, aux créateurs et promoteur de la musique Aborigène. Cette émission d'une heure incult: Big John Arcand, Sierra Noble, Donny Parenteau, Ryan D'Aoust, Tagaq, Nadjiwan, Will Dunn, JC Campbell, Asani, The C-Weed band et bien d'autres.
The Seven Teachings Project celebrates the diversity of Canadian society by exploring some of the beliefs and practices of Canada's original peoples; in particular, Ojibway culture.
As in all cultures, Ojibway adults and elders instill moral values in the young through a series of teachings, called The Seven Teachings. But unlike other cultures, the teachings are, in turn, associated with a different animnal, which helps to flesh out the meaning of a paritcular teaching. They are as follows: Love, represented by the Eagle; Respect represented by the Buffalo; Courage, represented by the Bear;Honesty, reprsented by Sabe, or Bigfoot; Wisdom represented by the Beaver; Humility, represented by the Wolf; Truth, represented by the Turtle.
Ten students from Harold Hatcher Elementary School were taken out to Dave Courchene, Jr.'s Turtle Lodge on Sagkeeng First Nation. It was there that the students received a Spirit Name and were bestowed the honor of being a Keeper for one of the Seven Teachings. As Keeper of the Teachings, the students took on the responsibility for portraying the spirit of that teaching in a series of vignettes, or scenes. Each keeper had a chance to introduce each vignette and narrate the action. The other students acted as crew persons and as actors.
Spring Awakening - New York's hottest show. Groundbreaking. Tony award-winning. Starring a dynamic cast of astoundingly gifted young performers. And it's about to be taken over by a kid from Saskatchewan. Kyle Riabko: The Lead is a thrilling TV documentary following aspiring musician Kyle Riabko as he takes a detour from his dream of becoming a rock star to take on the lead role in the hit Broadway musical: Spring Awakening. Unprecedented Broadway access. Heartbreaking, uplifting stories from audience members' real lives. This show captures the essence of the power of contemporary theatre.
Photo Finish is the story of 2 Manitoba horsemen who are doing thier best to keep the thoroughbred racing industry flourishing in their province - trainer Carl Anderson and breeder Gary Strath.
Gary Strath is a farmer from just east of Souris Manitoba. A David among the Goliaths of Canadian thoroughbred breeders. Gary has evolved in a little more than a decade from a 'disillusioned grain farmer' to an 'award winning thoroughbred breeder'. In 2005 King of Jazz, bred and raised by Gary on his Stoneyfield farm, finished second in Canada's most prestigious horse race, The Queen's Plate. And in 2006 another of Gary Strath's foals, 3 year old Kimchi won a Sovereign Award as Canada's top 3 year old filly. Photo Finish tracks Gary Strath throughout the summer of 2006 as he preps his next crop of foals for the annual yearling sale in Keeneland Kentucky, and follows Kimchi's run for the 2006 Sovereign Award.
Carl Anderson first went to work as a stablehand at Assiniboia Downs when he was still a sixth grader. As as a teenager, he earned his trainer's license. For more than 4 decades Carl has lived and breathed the thoroughbred business. His career has seen it's share of highs and lows - and reads like a checkered of Canada's race tracks. Among Carl's many stops, Assiniboia Downs in Winnipeg, Blue Bonnet in Montreal, Stampede Park in Calgary, and Marquis Downs in Saskatoon. Photo Finish follows Carl though the ups and downs of the 2006 racing season as he vies for the title of leading trainer at Assiniboia Downs.
The Road To Victory is the story of racing fever and the people who relish being caught up in it, right here in Manitoba. Racing cars is a passion. It seeps it’s way into your pore through the grease and gasoline and the grime under your fingernails. Once the fever takes hold in your bloodstream it’s virtually impossible to cure.
One of North America's oldest sports, Lacrosse owes its origins to the Aboriginal people who utilized the game to prepare young warriors, resolve conflicts with other tribes and as an intricate part of their spiritual lives. Developed over centuries, Lacrosse has endured, and even prospered in modern times. The Sharing Circle traces the history of Lacrosse from the earliest accounts to its resurgence in the 21st Century.
The Spirit of Norway House Cree Nation is a one-hour, made for television documentary that tells the story of our people and the many challenges we have faced to survive as a Nation throughout our 7000-year history. This unique and personal portrait is revealed in interviews with Norway House elders, leaders, educators and students, and in historical scenes vividly re-enacted by members of our community.
Set in the heart of North America, just north of Manitoba's Lake Winnipeg, this documentary reveals what life was like for our people before contact with the non-Aboriginal world. It was a time we lived close to Mother Earth; when the water was our highway and the land our lifeline, providing everything we needed to survive. Throughout our thriving and challenging history, we have always stayed true to our ancient spirit, giving us the vision and strength to overcome any obstacles in our way.
Discover how a hardware salesman from Canada changed the fate of nations and helped win World Ward II.
Sir Winston Churchill once said, "In war, the truth is so valuable that is must be protected by a body guard of lies." At the outset of WWII in the face of Nazi aggression and American apathy, the British PM required facts and fiction to achieve his goal of defending his 'Island Fortress'. Churchill trusted one man to generate both.
THAT MAN WAS SIR WILLIAM STEPHENSON, THE TRUE INTREPID.
Stephenson changed the course of the Twentieth Century, yet even after his death he remains firmly in the shadows. From his early family life in Winnipeg, to heroic deeds as a fighter pilot during World War One, to his pivotal role during the cold war, Stephenson blazed a trail so unique that history is divided on how she should be remembered.
Previous accounts of his life have been rife with factual errors - no accident when you consider Stephenson himself once said, "Nothing deceives like a document."
Now, for the first time ever, comes an accurate account of his work outside the established intellegence commuity where, under the guise of British Passport Control in New York, his agents perfected coding, forgery, counter-espionage and propoganada, and all with the intent of defeating Hitler's military juggernaut.
In this hour-long documentary, the life of a master spy is examined more closely than ever before. Recently declassified documents and intimate personal reflections from Stephenson's family, friends, operatives, agents, and the former Cheif Historian for the CIA offer new insight into a man who took most of his deeds to the grave.
"James Bond is a romanticized version of a true spy. The real thing is Bill Stephenson." - Ian Fleming