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Children of Soldiers

Children of Soldiers

In this documentary shot at Canadian Forces Base Petawawa during a troop deployment to Afghanistan, children and teens talk about the particular circumstances of having soldiers as parents.

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Discover Science: Episode 1 - The Camel Stands on Eggs

Discover Science: Episode 1 - The Camel Stands on Eggs

One egg can break with the step of a camel, but can 500 eggs support a camel weighing 800kg?

Discover Science: Episode 10 - Ball Stops at High Speed?

Discover Science: Episode 10 - Ball Stops at High Speed?

In this experiment of relative velocity, a ball is thrown at 100 km/h using a machine placed on a truck moving at 100 km/h.

Discover Science: Episode 11 - The Apple Doesn't Wanna Move!?

Discover Science: Episode 11 - The Apple Doesn't Wanna Move!?

Experimenting with the law of inertia, this episode demonstrates why dishes on a 10-metre-square tablecloth will not move, despite being pulled by a rally car.

Discover Science: Episode 12 - Let's Play Long Billiards

Discover Science: Episode 12 - Let's Play Long Billiards

To study the effects of colliding forces, the challenge in this episode is a billiards game with more than 650 balls lined up over a length of 30 metres. Professional ...

Discover Science: Episode 13 - Swing at 100 km/h

Discover Science: Episode 13 - Swing at 100 km/h

This episode studies pendulum weight. Using a 50-metre pendulum, we see if the weight can swing at a maximum speed of 100 km/h.

Discover Science: Episode 14 - Sound Is Mighty?

Discover Science: Episode 14 - Sound Is Mighty?

This sound experiment tests sympathetic vibration between voice and glass. Will the glass be capable of sustaining the sound vibrations?

Discover Science: Episode 15 - Let's See the Speed of Sound

Discover Science: Episode 15 - Let's See the Speed of Sound

This experiment tests the speed at which sound travels. As loud sounds travels across a 1.7-kilometre-long line of people, each person raises a flag when they hear the sound ...

Discover Science: Episode 16 - Come Together

Discover Science: Episode 16 - Come Together

What happens if you throw 100 balls onto a two-metre parabolic dish? This experiment tests whether the balls will meet at one focal point.

Discover Science: Episode 17 - Let's Get Solar Cooking!

Discover Science: Episode 17 - Let's Get Solar Cooking!

Experimenting with light reflection, we try to cook a French meal using the reflections of 500 mirrors.

Discover Science: Episode 18 - Human Power Generation

Discover Science: Episode 18 - Human Power Generation

This episode demonstrates how effective human-generated electricity can be as it is used to power a merry-go-round.

Discover Science: Episode 19 - Lemon Car

Discover Science: Episode 19 - Lemon Car

Using handmade lemon batteries, this episode demonstrates how human-generated electricity can power a car.

Discover Science: Episode 2 - Under Pressure

Discover Science: Episode 2 - Under Pressure

In this episode, a motorbike is submerged 10,000 metres underwater in a special device. We watch as the underwater pressure crushes each part of the bike!

Discover Science: Episode 20 - Drawing with Static Electricity

Discover Science: Episode 20 - Drawing with Static Electricity

Draw a picture with static electricity! In this episode, a giant sheet of drawing paper is charged using a static electricity gun and flow-charged toner.

Discover Science: Episode 21 - Magnetic Ninja

Discover Science: Episode 21 - Magnetic Ninja

Can you make electromagnetic shoes powerful enough to allow you to scale an iron wall? This episode shows you how!

Discover Science: Episode 22 - Ice on Fire

Discover Science: Episode 22 - Ice on Fire

In this study of a convex lens, we light a fire using a lens made of ice!

Discover Science: Episode 23 - Water Blade

Discover Science: Episode 23 - Water Blade

Can a homemade water cutter actually slice through an apple? That's the water-pressure challenge in this episode!

Discover Science: Episode 24 - The Big Chase! 7 Hours of the Gigantic Shadow

Discover Science: Episode 24 - The Big Chase! 7 Hours of the Gigantic Shadow

Demonstrating how shadows move according to the sun's position, we chase after the shadow of a huge tower for seven hours!

Discover Science: Episode 25 - How Heavy Is an Elephant?

Discover Science: Episode 25 - How Heavy Is an Elephant?

Testing buoyancy as a means of measurement, we weigh an elephant using a boat.

Discover Science: Episode 26 - Bring Light to Darkness

Discover Science: Episode 26 - Bring Light to Darkness

This episode explores the nature of light travel, attempting to bring distant light into a dark room simply through mirror reflections.

Discover Science: Episode 3 - Mighty Glass

Discover Science: Episode 3 - Mighty Glass

A 130-kilogram sumo wrestler is suspended from a very large glass filled with water. This experiment shows how a glass filled with water, but hung upside down, has the ability ...

Discover Science: Episode 4 - Flying Whale

Discover Science: Episode 4 - Flying Whale

A vinyl balloon is inflated using only the energy produced by sunlight. This thermal energy is so powerful that a parachutist who is connected to the balloon will suddenly start ...

Discover Science: Episode 5 - A 'Salty'Wedding

Discover Science: Episode 5 - A 'Salty'Wedding

This film demonstrates how salt crystals can be used to decorate wedding dresses.

Discover Science: Episode 6 - The Secret of Aerial Ballet

Discover Science: Episode 6 - The Secret of Aerial Ballet

A group of aerial ballerinas choreograph a performance in order to demonstrate different rotational motions. Using a specially made rope and hoop, they explore the effects of rotating speed.

Discover Science: Episode 7 - The Ball Comes Back?

Discover Science: Episode 7 - The Ball Comes Back?

This episode demonstrates the law of speed and motion as a ball is thrown upwards from a car moving at a speed of 40 km/h. Amazingly, the ball returns ...

Discover Science: Episode 8 - The Mighty Strong Book

Discover Science: Episode 8 - The Mighty Strong Book

In this episode, all the pages of two large books are piled up in an attempt to accumulate frictional force. But is it enough to lift a 130-kilogram sumo wrestler?

Discover Science: Episode 9 - The Rescue!: The Leverage Plan

Discover Science: Episode 9 - The Rescue!: The Leverage Plan

This episode tests the principle of the lever, as a 20-metre-long lever attempts to raise a truck.

Elisha and the Cacao Trees

Elisha and the Cacao Trees

What links a village in Belize and millions of North American kids? Chocolate! Meet 13-year-old Elisha, the daughter of a cacao farmer in Belize. We learn about her daily life ...

First Stories - Life Givers: Honouring Our Elders and Children

First Stories - Life Givers: Honouring Our Elders and Children

"Some say when a child dies, you lose your future, and when an elder dies, you lose your past." Life Givers: Honouring Our Elders and Children is a poignant short ...

First Stories - Two Spirited

First Stories - Two Spirited

Two Spirited is the empowering story of Rodney "Geeyo" Poucette's shattering encounter with prejudice and his journey to overcome it. As a two spirited person (gay, lesbian, bisexual, and ...

Guidelines

Guidelines

This feature documentary explores the world of adolescence through a series of tableaux featuring rural secondary school students interacting with various authority figures as a consequence of perceived misbehaviour. Outside ...

Hi-Ho Mistahey!

Hi-Ho Mistahey!

In this feature-length documentary, Alanis Obomsawin tells the story of Shannen’s Dream, a national campaign to provide equitable access to education in safe and suitable schools for First Nations ...

Hope Builders

Hope Builders

The future of the world is perhaps being played out in an elementary school in Quebec, where a teacher is implementing a new teaching method (Action Research) aimed at preparing ...

Invisible City

Invisible City

Invisible City is a moving story of two boys from Regent Park crossing into adulthood – their mothers and mentors rooting for them to succeed; their environment and social pressures tempting ...

Little Big Girls

Little Big Girls

In this feature documentary, director Hélène Choquette sheds light on the phenomenon of early-onset puberty in girls. Today, it isn't unusual to see the earliest signs of puberty in ...

Private Eyes

Private Eyes

This 3D stereoscopic animation tells the story of Matthew, a boy who is never afraid of the dark. Since he's been in darkness all his life, Matthew has eyes ...

Professor Norman Cornett: 'Since when do we divorce the right answer from an honest answer?'

Professor Norman Cornett: 'Since when do we divorce the right answer from an honest answer?'

This feature documentary by Alanis Obomsawin is a thoughtful tribute to Norman Cornett, a McGill University professor celebrated by scores of students appreciative of his unconventional yet powerful teaching methods ...

Sexy Inc. Our Children Under Influence

Sexy Inc. Our Children Under Influence

Sophie Bissonnette's documentary analyzes the hypersexualization of our environment and its noxious effects on young people. Psychologists, teachers and school nurses criticize the unhealthy culture surrounding our children, where ...

Surviving Progress

Surviving Progress

This feature documentary connects the financial collapse, growing inequity and the Wall Street oligarchy with future technology, sustainability, and the fate of civilization itself. Inspired by Ronald Wright's bestseller ...

Waterlife

Waterlife

Waterlife is a documentary film about the Great Lakes that follows the flow of the lakes' water from the Nipigon River to the Atlantic Ocean. The film's goal is ...

The Wild Horse Redemption

The Wild Horse Redemption

At a prison in the high desert foothills of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, hardened criminals are taught the training methods of ‘horse whisperers’ and given 90 days to tame wild ...