The following are the latest program additions to our catalogue. Click on the title to view the full synopsis, image and technical specifications.

 

WINTER 2017 NEW RELEASES

AMBASSADORS OF THE SKY
- 45'
- World outside English Canada

Documentary / Science : Human Interest
The film travels to dark sky preserves in Wood Buffalo, Jasper and Elk Island National Parks where the public is learning about the importance of protecting the night sky for the health of humans and wildlife.


ARCTIC BLOOM
- 52'
- World outside Canada

Documentary / Science : Human Interest
In the Arctic Ocean, a team of scientists is running an important mission for the planet: studying the phytoplankton bloom at the edge of the sea ice, to better understand the impact of global warming on this fragile polar ecosystem.


BEYOND FIT WITH LAUREN ABRAHAM
- 5 x 60'
- World outside USA

Documentary / Fitness
« How fitness saved my Life » In each episode fitness expert Lauren explores the lives of her featured guests, uncovering dark truths. These inspiring stories are about rising from the ashes and shining their light through social media. Lauren empowers a pathway for these celebrity athletes to give back to their communities.


BLACK BEAR AT THE EDGE OF THE WORLD
- 48' & 52'
- World outside TV5 Canada

Documentary / Wildlife
A beautifully filmed ‘blue chip’ nature documentary that follows the daily life and seasonal cycles of a young black bear as she survives and struggles to reproduce in the breathtaking Forillon National Park of Gaspésie, Quebec.


BRAIN'S WAY OF HEALING (THE)
- 52'
- World outside English Canada (CBC "The Nature of Things")

Documentary / Science : Medicine
Based on Dr Norman Doidge’s book, The Brain's Way of Healing describes the birth a new kind of medicine that combines the best of cutting edge Western brain science and holistic insights from traditional Eastern medicine-which has long understood that the mind, and energy, has a key role to play in healing.


CALL OUT: SEARCH AND RESCUE
- 39 X 30'
- World

Documentary / Adventure
Every year, hundreds of people get lost or injured in Canada's vast backcountry, forests, mountain ranges, and coastlines. Lucky for them, there are thousands of men and women from across the country trained and ready to come to the rescue. They are Canada's Search and Rescue network, everyday heroes with a passion for saving lives!


CAPITALISM
- 6 X 52'
- World outside French Canada, France & Israel

Documentary / Public Affairs
The series is an in-depth investigation in over 22 countries that challenges the fathers of capitalism and the established ideas and principles of the system.


CATCH ME IF YOU CAN II
- 6 x 15' or 1 x 90'
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Documentary / Nature
Shot by famous wildlife filmmaker Bob Landis, Yellowstone Park’s young animals come to life in this delightful mini-series! Each episode focuses on a different species: grizzly and black Bears, River Otter, Wolf, Bighorn Sheep & Elk, Pronghorn & Bison, Fox, Coyote & Raven. The chapters include young animals at play, learning about behaviours, sometimes highlighted by adults doing similar activities.


CHAMPLAIN 'S DREAM
- 1 x 54'
- World

Documentary / History
Navigator, cartographer, writer, ethnologist, diplomat, soldier, explorer, geographer, botanist and essayist; SAMUEL DE CHAMPLAIN was all of these. Most of all, he was a visionary and a humanist who left an indelible mark on North American history. Champlain's dream was nothing less than the creation of a new and better world; a world where Europeans and Natives could live together in harmony.


CHANGING THE LANDSCAPES
- 21 X 30'
- World

Documentary / Travel & Tourism
Born from a passion of travel and motorcycles Dominik and Scott will take the viewer to varied and changing landscapes. Some may be familiar, others may not, but in each case the landscapes will be documented through Dominik's work as an artist and Scott's work as a film maker and writer.


CRACKING CANCER
- 48'
- World outside English Canada

Documentary / Science : Human Interest
Six years ago Zuri Scrivens, the mother of a toddler, was very ill with incurable breast cancer that had spread to her liver and lymph nodes. Today Zuri has no signs of cancer, not because of a miraculous new cancer drug, but thanks to a diabetes medication. Zuri’s remarkable recovery is captured in an intimate new film called CRACKING CANCER.


GOING WILD
- 4 x 23'
- World outside English Canada

Documentary / Wildlife
Shot in spectacular 4K-HD, world renowned naturalist Brian Keating takes us deep into a country to explore its natural wonders: This is Nature’s Bucket list...Galapagos, Madagascar, Tanzania, Nepal, Ecuador, Antarctica, Congo. Borneo…The wanderlist goes on!


GREAT HUMAN ODYSSEY (THE)
- 3 x 43' or 3 x 52' (Three part Documentary)
-
World outside Canada, USA, Germany

Documentary / Science : Human Interest
Take a journey of discovery in the footsteps of our human ancestors, as anthropologist Niobe Thompson unlocks the mystery of our unlikely survival and miraculous emergence as the world’s only global species. This groundbreaking documentary was filmed over 2 years across 5 continents, and features a gorgeous orchestral score.
"Spectacular sequences...stunning visuals" GLOBE & MAIL


HAVING OUR BABY: THE SURROGACY ROOM
- 52'
- World outside English Canada

Documentary / Public Affairs
As poorer countries close their borders to reproductive tourism, countries like Canada find themselves in the middle of a surrogate baby boom. The film follows two couples and their surrogates as they navigate the ethical and moral dilemmas posed by this most intimate and contentious transaction.


HIGHWAY OF TEARS
- 80' & 52'
- World outside English Canada

Documentary / Human Interest
Aboriginal communities have experienced the brunt of the brutality: dozens of their women have disappeared along the HIGHWAY OF TEARS, victims of not only murderous predators, but also a systemic racism by a federal government that keeps them marginalized on impoverished reservations.


HUNTING CHRONICLES
- 12 x 30'
- EMEA territories except AMC

Documentary / Adventure
Meticulously filmed, The Hunting Chronicles has become "must watch" television for all hunters. This series provides viewers with a unique perspective on Canada’s rich hunting opportunities.


IT TAKES GUTS!
- 52'
- World outside English Canada

Documentary / Science : Health
It Takes Guts reveals cutting edge research that is turning conventional medical wisdom on its head. We have always thought of bacteria as our enemy. But we now know that some bacteria are our allies.


JIHADI IN THE FAMILY (A)
- 45'
- World outside English Canada

Documentary / Human Interest
Overnight, Calgary mother Christianne Boudreau has a new identity, "mother of a terrorist," when her son Damian is killed fighting with ISIS. "I never saw it coming!" she says, echoing hundreds of mothers in Europe and North America whose children have left home to embrace a violent extremism.


LAST OF THE ELEPHANT MEN
- 52' & 78'
- World outside French Canada

Documentary / Human Interest
This amazing documentary follows over a period of time several members of the tribe as they attempt to save the animal that once defined their way of life and may hold the key to their own survival.


MEGHALAYA FROM MOTHER TO DAUGHTER
- 52'
- World outside French Canada

Documentary / Social
The State of Meghalaya in India is home to the Khasi people, one of the most important matrilineal societies in the world.


MOOSEMEAT & MARMALADE I, II & III
- 39 x 26'
- World outside Canada (APTN & Zeste)

Documentary / Human Interest
Outdoorsman and Bush Cook Art Napoleon faces off against classically trained British Chef Dan Hayes in the kitchen and in the woods!



MR. BRUNO GOES ON VACATION
- 26 x 46'
- World outside French Canada

Documentary / Travel & Tourism
Travelling to Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand, the series takes us on a journey of discovery of people and places. Our guide Bruno Blanchet with his whimsical spirit and open mind shares daily activities with his chance meetings. The series is a tribute to the extraordinary efforts of ordinary people trying to preserve their heritage and culture


NICE FISH JUNIOR
- 26 x 30'
- EMEA territories except AMC

Documentary / Nature
Meet Dylan, a thirteen year old angler wonder-kid, with more fishing skills than most adults. Join Dylan on his weekly expeditions, as he travels to remote areas of the Canadian wild, in search of adventure and big fish.


NICE FISH SENIOR
- 13 x 30'
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Documentary / Adventure
Starring the optimistic Clive Piercy as well as pessimistic Bob Mills, these two grumpy old fishermen are battling it out to see who can be the first to bring in the big one. Filmed reality television style, there is no shortage of laughs as the cameras follow these conflicted seniors around.


OTHER SIDE OF THE HERO (THE)
- 52' & 88'
- World outside English Canada

Documentary / Public Affairs
Plunge into the world of the first responder with actor Enrico Colantoni). We will get to know first responders as people rather than just uniforms and discover the emotional impact of their profession on their lives.. Actors playing first responders on TV also offer their perspective; Enrico speaks with Criminal Minds’ Joe Mantegna and Paget Brewster and Alimi Ballard of Numb3rs and CSI.


P.S. JERUSALEM
- 1 X 87'
- World

Documentary / Human Interest
P.S. Jerusalem presents a universal portrait of the pain inflicted as a cherished city turns into a place of division and hatred. It is an insider’s view of Israel and Israeli society.


PATRIARCH'S ROOM (THE)
- 86'
- World outside Israel and Canada

Documentary / Public Affairs
Greek Orthodox Patriarch Irineos was accused of selling church property to Jewish settlers. He denied all the accusations. But for the first time in the church’s 2000-year history, its leader was ousted. For 11 long years, Irineos was imprisoned in his chambers. In this first-person account, filmmaker Danae Elon unravels what really happened to the former Patriarch.


PLUTOCRATS
- 72'
- World outside English Canada

Documentary / Public Affairs
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Chrystia Freeland wrote the bestseller Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else, winner of the world’s most prestigious award for non-fiction, the Lionel Gelber Prize. PLUTOCRATS travels through a world increasingly paralysed by joblessness, debt, and economic uncertainty and shows the effect of the wealth gap on global politics, including the Brexit and the recent election of Trump.


POWER OF DREAMS (THE)
- 1 x 54'
- World outside French speaking Belgium (RTBF)

Documentary / Adventure
Arthur is a young guy of 21 years old. A stupid accident at a youth camp left him with a broken back and paralyzed legs. However, against all odds, he never gave up on his dreams. Today, he is about to set on an unthinkable journey: an unassisted traverse of the Brooks Range in Alaska. His assets: an iron will, a draconian training and a team like no other.


PRICE OF THE PRIZE (THE)
- 1 X 46'
- World

Documentary / Wildlife
« The Price of the Prize » is a new documentary about the First Nations fight to end grizzly bear trophy hunting in the Great Bear Rainforest in British Columbia.


PRICE WE PAY (THE)
- 52' or 92'
- World rights outside French Canada

Documentary / Public Affairs
The Price We Pay examines the timely issue of tax avoidance and exposes how tech giants like Google, Amazon and others of the "cloud" economy are eroding the foundations of the democratic state by using tax havens to stash trillions of dollars offshore and thus deprive governments of hundreds of billions in corporate-tax revenue each year.


RETURN TO CUBA
- 52' or 78'
- Worldwide rights

Documentary / Human Interest
After 18 years living in Italy, the Cuban Barbara Ramos returns to live in her homeland. In the town of Santa Clara, she discovers through the projects of family and friends what has changed in Cuba but also what has not and will likely never change.


SECRET LIFE OF PIGEONS
- 52'
- World outside English Canada
CBC "The Nature of Things"

Documentary / Human Interest
Behind the pigeon’s seemingly mindless doddering, pecking and plodding is a secret life and a noble past. The film Secret Life of Pigeons gives a whole new perspective on these misunderstood urban creatures, revealing their complexity, intelligence and incredible contributions to human kind.


SECRETS IN THE BONES
- 52'
- World outside English Canada (CBC "The Nature of Things")

Documentary / Science : Human Interest
Documentary / Science : Medicine
In a world first, Canadian scientists using novel techniques successfully prove that the Black Death of the Middle Ages was the bubonic plague. This discovery is revolutionary!


SHINERS
- 53' & 78'
- World outside Canada

Documentary / Public Affairs
Shiners delves into the lives of shoe shiners around the world giving you an insider's view of this often overlooked profession.


STONE STORY (THE)
- 88'
- World outside English Canada

Documentary / Public Affairs
In 1966 Martin Stone joined America’s wildest hippy community, the Hog Farm and took his two daughters on the road for 6 years. Today, true to his ideal, he lives in a Montreal commune, while his daughters live more mainstream lives in the USA. STONE STORY is a film about choices and how they impact those we love.


TEA EXPLORER
- 76' & 58'
- World outside English Canada

Documentary / Human Interest
In this documentary we will travel with Jeff Fuchs -- THE TEA EXPLORER -- as he seeks out the world's rarest, most valuable and most delicious tea


TIME BOMBS
- 1 X 46'
- World

Documentary / History
In the spring of 1957, 40 young Canadian soldiers were sent to Nevada on a top secret mission. These young men did not know they would be used as guinea pigs along with their U.S. comrades in the most important nuclear test program of the Cold War.


UNCHARTERED CANADA
- 3 x 52' + 3 x 52' for a total of 6 x 52'
- World outside French Canada

Documentary / Science : Human Interest
By air, land and sea we embark on a quest of discovery of majestic British Columbia. Join our two adventurers/scientists as they seek by ultra-light plane, by raft, through scuba diving or rock climbing the most remote areas of the land.


UTRECHT SEALS (THE)
- 4 x 23' 2 x 46' 1 x 92'
-

Documentary / History
The Utrecht treaty was signed in 1713. It changed the face of the world. This documentary, hosted by the algonquin/metis rapper Samian, tells the story from the point of view of those who were not at the table to sign this most important treaty that had consequences for all populations of America.


WASTED
- 1 x 46'
- World

Documentary / Human Interest
Filmmaker Maureen Palmer set out to make a documentary following her partner Mike Pond - a psychotherapist and an alcoholic 5 years sober - as he searched for the best new evidence-based addiction treatments.


WHITE WOLF
- 2 x 52' Hayden Park and Canyon Park
- Worldwide rights

Documentary / Wildlife
Filmed in the magnificent Yellowstone National Park (USA), this outstanding “blue chip” documentary follows the packs of two rare alpha female White Wolves, their mates and their offspring throughout the seasons, as they claim new territory in Hayden Valley and get challenged by a new pack coming from the South.


WOMEN OF THE SILK ROAD
- 57' & 70'
- World outside USA, IRAN, OMAN and TAJIKISTAN

Documentary / Human Interest
The Silk Road is a place shrouded in mystery, where women still toil alongside the ghosts of their ancestors. The film portrays 4 women from 4 countries of the Silk Road: Turkey, Oman, Iran and Tajikistan, met by director/storyteller Yassamin Maleknasr. They are part of an undocumented legacy, a legacy of handcrafts and labor, a legacy of love and death, a legacy that began before written time. Each one of their stories is a lesson in how love and courage can weave strength into human heart.