This fascinating documentary traces the life and work of C.D. Hoy, one of Canada's most famous early photographers. This extraordinary story traces Hoy's life from his arrival in Vancouver in 1902 to the gold mines, forts, and ranches of early BC. After trying many trades, the poor immigrant from China established himself as a photographer. Featuring more than 1,400 historic images, archival footage of Canada, excerpts from Hoy's memoirs, and commentary from present-day historians and artists, this film offers a rich slice of the intriguing history of our province.
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Emergency Room: Life and Death at VGH
Accidents and emergency don't know it's the holiday season. In these two special episodes of Emergency Room: Life and Death at VGH, viewers are invited...
Gaining Altitude: The Mosquito Reborn
The fast and maneuverable de Havilland Mosquito was a crucial element in the victory of the Allied Forces in World War II. But because of its wooden...
Looking for Lowry
Chronicles the life and work of British artist L.S. Lowry, best known for his atmospheric urban and industrial landscapes.
West Wind: The Vision of Tom Thomson
Described as our “our Van Gogh”, Thomson's expressive and vibrant paintings of the northern landscape have become iconic representations of Canada. What...
Bloodthirsty, world-conquering, pirate raiders, Vikings are the established bad boys of history – or are they? In this three-part series, archaeologist Neil Oliver goes in search of the truth about...
Che Guevara - The Body & The Legend
Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara, the world’s most famous revolutionary was killed in October 1967, under mysterious circumstances. Today, 40 years later, his image...
How the Earth Changed History
This visually stunning five-part series from the BBC and National Geographic reveals how geology, geography and climate have had a far more powerful influence on...