Through the lens of graphic design, “Design Canada” follows the transformation of a nation from a colonial outpost to a vibrant and multicultural society. What defines a national identity, is it an anthem? A flag? Is it a logo or icon? How do these elements shape who we are? In the 1960s and 1970s, these questions were answered by an innovative group of Canadian designers, who used design to unify the nation.
A view from a helicopter of the ten Canadian provinces in 1966. The result is a big, beautiful and engrossing bird's-eye portrait of the country. Nothing here is quite the same as seen before, even Niagara Falls. Canadians will be thrilled by this panoramic view of familiar territory. Made for international distribution for the Canadian centennial.
Aerial views of Canada as you travel from east to west
Heber tender love between a Chinese boy who lives in Buenos Aires, and Jaqueline, a girl from the suburbs. She cares for him, protects and serves as a translator, although he already has three years in Argentina and speaks fairly good Spanish. On that happiness a shadow looms: Heber wants to emigrate, to find his sister in Canada. Love story in two stages: one contemplative, with lovers lost in their youthful love; other harder, threatened by the specter of separation.
A look into Canada's incredible strides with progressive politics, while at the same time the U.S. has become increasingly polarized on such issues as the Drug War and Gay-marriage. Canada now presents a sharp contrast between itself and its southern neighbor, making converts of many a U.S. citizen.
Animated journey through Canada to the Canadian national anthem by Norman McLaren collaborator Evelyn Lambart.
Newfoundlanders share their food, culture, and homes with a group of Tamil refugees found off the coast.
A short illustrating a traditional Canadian folk song about a woman's admiration for the agility for her boyfriend, the log driver.
In 1972, a historical ice hockey game series is arranged where the cream of Canadian's professional star players of the National Hockey League against the best of the Soviet Union. Although Canada and the USSR have faced off repeatedly on the amateur level before, most of Canada is smugly convinced that the Soviets will be no match for the pros. However, that assumption is forcefully shot down when Team Canada is soundly trounced in the first game by the skilled Soviet Union team. What follows is a bitter struggle as Team Canada fights to recover in a series that would change Canadian hockey's self-image and history forever.
An elderly woman (Maureen O'Hara) and a young cabby (Jason Beghe) seek life's meaning as they drive from California to Canada.
In this short film from the Canada Vignettes series, historical events are depicted through simulated 1878 news broadcasts.
Details the life and work of 19th century Canadian photographer William Notman. Includes interviews with Nora Hague, Roger Hall, Dr. Lilly Koltun, Jeff Nolte, Dennis Reid, Joan Schwartz and Stanley Triggs.
This model-animation vignette takes a humorous look at the theme of transportation.
Secessionnist movements in Canada outside Quebec.
Antoni Cimolino’s chilling production of Macbeth takes you back to the stark reality of the 11th century, when the murderous king clawed his way to power. It has been praised as “a thrilling terror,” (Globe and Mail) “a bold and brutal take on the Scottish King’s tragic tale” (Toronto Star), and “a brilliant, terrifying show” that leaves people “gasping in the dark” (Chicago Tribune). Starring Ian Lake in “a galvanizing performance as an unusually young and sexually magnetic Macbeth” (New York Times) and Krystin Pellerin as “a standout Lady Macbeth … at once adorable yet devious” (Postmedia), this is a production that will haunt your dreams and leave you tingling. All hail Macbeth!
Various human faces shift from one to another.
This Disney Circle-Vision 360-degree film shown at Walt Disney World's EPCOT Center showcases the breathtaking scenery and other visual delights of Canada. Highlights along the coast-to-coast tour include winter sports such as skiing, dog sledding, bobsledding, ice skating, and ice hockey; organ music and the boys choir at Montreal's Cathédrale de Notre Dame; a parade with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police; rodeos and the Calgary Stampede; a flight with the Royal Air Force; and a glimpse at all manner of wildlife including geese, possums, wolves, bison, bears and bobcats.
When Canada's birthday celebrations are intruded by a masked maniac, young beautiful Canadians fear for their lives. 5 friends, Victoria, Hudson, Regina, Timothy, and their American friend Bub must come face to face with the killer before it's too late. But who could it be? The local police, officer Ryan or officer Ryan? Barrie Brantford, the man banished from Canada during its independence, or Bub, the vacationing American friend? It might seem obvious and it is. But for these friends, it'll take a few murders to get their answers. Hosers and Hockey players beware.
Canada 360 is an epic adventure – capturing a 5-year circumnavigation of the world’s longest coastline from the air. This never-before- seen view of Canada, narrated by director Andrew Killawee – reveals the secrets of Canada’s 3 coastlines, and its southern border with the USA. From the Rocky Mountains, Badlands, Prairies, Canadian Shield, Arctic tundra, and the rugged Atlantic Coast – Canada 360 brings the Canadian landscape to life. On the ground, the film’s team explores dozens of communities, from Toronto to Tuktoyaktuk – meeting hundreds of ordinary Canadians.
A Canadian reality television show in which a group of contestants, known as "HouseGuests", are sequestered in the Big Brother House, under the surveillance of cameras and microphones, for the chance to win a grand prize of $100,000 by being the last remaining HouseGuest. Each week, the HouseGuests vote to evict one of their own until two HouseGuests remain on finale night. The winner is decided by the last seven evicted HouseGuests, known as the Big Brother Jury.
The ultimate culinary competition offers home cooks a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to demonstrate their skill and passion, as they compete for $100,000 and the title of Canada’s next MasterChef.
A uniquely Canadian take on the original series, with ten teams of two racing around the world to amazing locations for the $1,000,000 prize.
Come Dine With Me Canada is a Canadian reality television series, adapted from the British programme Come Dine With Me. The show debuted November 1, 2010 on the W Network. The show has generally brings five amateur chefs competing against each other hosting a dinner party for the other contestants. Each competitor then rates the host's performance with the winner winning a $1,000 cash prize. An element of comedy is added to the show through comedian Jamie Carr, who provides a dry and "Canadian sarcastic" narration.
Top Chef Canada is a reality competition show. The first season premiered on April 11, 2011 on Food Network Canada. The first season consisted of 13 episodes, with 16 contestants vying for a grand prize of $100,000 and a GE Monogram kitchen valued at $30,000. Contestants shopped at Loblaws in season one and McEwan in season two. Like the original American series, each week the chef contestants compete against each other in culinary challenges. Contestants are judged by a panel of professional chefs and other notables from the food and wine industry, with one or more contestants being eliminated each week. The Canadian edition uses the same graphics and music as the American version of the program. Season one of Top Chef Canada was one of Food Network Canada's most highly-rated programs. The network renewed the program for a second season, which began to air on March 12, 2012.
Canada's Worst Driver is a Canadian television series on Discovery Channel, based on Britain's Worst Driver, and is part of the Worst Driver television franchise. It and sister series Canada's Worst Handyman are the two highest-rated programs on Discovery Channel. The series is produced by Proper Television, whose president, Guy O'Sullivan, was the director for the original Britain's Worst Driver series; as such, Canada's Worst Driver is considered to be the production company's flagship show. Unlike other Worst series around the world, the Canadian version emphasizes the learning process of the contestants and the science of driving, and as such is often more serious than the other Worst shows around the world, which are mainly played for laughs. It is the longest running of any Worst series to date. The series is also aired dubbed in French in Canada, as the Les zéros de conduite on Canal D.
The four-part series takes an awe-inspiring look at the world around us, shot with ultra-high-definition cameras that capture sweeping panoramas and extraordinary close-ups of Canada’s majestic terrain and diverse species.
Intervention Canada is a Canadian reality TV series based on the A&E show Intervention, and airs on Slice, Sundays at 8 pm. It is now in its second season. Intervention Canada profiles people whose dependence on drugs and alcohol or other compulsive behavior has brought them to a point of personal crisis or estranged them from their friends and loved ones. Each episode ends with a surprise intervention that is staged by the family and friends of the addict, conducted by addiction specialists. On February 9, 2012 Slice had announced on their Facebook that the show is cancelled.
Storage Wars: Canada is a Canadian reality television series on OLN. It is a spin-off of the highly-popular American A&E television series, Storage Wars. The series follows a group of buyers looking to strike it big by buying storage units at auctions when rent is not paid. It is the first series in the Storage Wars franchise to not feature Thom Beers providing narration, as well as being the first spinoff shot outside of the United States, and to not premiere on A&E. Storage Wars: Canada was announced on April 3, 2013, with production beginning the following month. The first season consisting of 36 episodes was initially previewed at Fan Expo 2013 before premiering on OLN on August 29, 2013.
The Bachelor Canada is a Canadian reality television series, based on the American television series of the same name, that premiered October 3, 2012 on the City television network. Following the premiere The Bachelor Canada moved to its regular time slot Wednesdays after Modern Family.
O Canada was a Canadian-American animated television anthology series, broadcast in the United States on Cartoon Network. O Canada was the first Canadian cartoon to air on Cartoon Network. Shown mainly on Sunday nights at 12:00 midnight ET, O Canada featured a selection of animated shorts from Canada, mostly from the archives of the National Film Board of Canada. The title of the series originated from the name of Canada's national anthem, O Canada. One of the notable shorts featured in this series was Bob's Birthday, which would later serve as the basis for Comedy Central / Global Television Network's Bob and Margaret series, which would debut the following year. Despite its time slot, Bob's Birthday was censored with one scene, that featured Bob fully bottomless, edited with a maple leaf electronically superimposed over his genitalia.
Canada AM is a Canadian breakfast television news show, that has aired on CTV since September 11, 1972. It is currently hosted by Beverly Thomson and Marci Ien, with Jeff Hutcheson presenting the weather forecast and sports. The program currently airs only on weekdays, and is produced from CTV's facilities at 9 Channel Nine Court in Toronto. In addition to CTV's local owned-and-operated stations in Eastern Canada as well as affiliate station CITL-DT Lloydminster, the program also airs on independent station CJON-DT in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, as well as CTV News Channel, the network's 24-hour national news service. The program previously aired on CTV's O&Os in Western Canada, until they launched their own all-local morning news programmes called CTV Morning Live in fall 2011.
Canada Now was the early-evening national news program on CBC Television, the main English television network of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, between 2000 and 2007. For most of its run, it was structured as a hybrid national-regional newscast, with each portion being 30 minutes in length.
Canada 98 is a Canadian centennial documentary television series presented by CBC Television. The series debuted on November 25, 1964 to showcase Canada's nature. the series was hosted by J. Frank Willis featuring nine episodes. Canada 98 was preceded by documentary film Camera Canada.
Jazz Canada is a Canadian music television series which aired on CBC Television in 1980.
Canada File is a Canadian documentary television series which aired on CBC Television in 1961.
Hockey Night in Canada is the branding used for CBC Sports' presentations of the National Hockey League. While the name is used for all NHL broadcasts on CBC Television, Hockey Night in Canada is primarily associated with its Saturday night NHL broadcasts, a practice originating from Saturday NHL broadcasts that began in 1931 on the CNR Radio network and continued on its successors, and debuting on television beginning in 1952. Initially only airing a single game weekly, the modern incarnation airs a weekly double-header, various segments during the intermissions and between games, and pre and post-game coverage of the night's games.
Canada Reads is an annual "battle of the books" competition organized and broadcast by Canada's public broadcaster, the CBC. The program airs annually in two distinct editions, the English-language Canada Reads on CBC Radio One, and the French-language Le Combat des livres on Première Chaîne.