On the Trail of the Far Fur Country
In 1919, a film crew set out on an epic journey across northern Canada to capture the fur trade in a silent feature documentary. Rediscovering the documentary in a British archive, another film crew begins a journey to bring this lost film back to life, taking it to the northern communities where the film was originally shot.
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The Story of Women and Art
Why are so few paintings by women in the world's museums and galleries? In this three-part series, professor Amanda Vickery rescues female artists from the shadows of...
The Dark Ages: An Age of Light
History has identified the period following the fall of the Roman Empire with a descent into barbarism - a terrible time when civilization stopped. Art critic...
The Backward Class
The first class of Dalit ('untouchable') caste students, in India's history, undertake the national ISC high school graduation exams as a means to a brighter future for themselves,...
The Many Lovers of Jane Austen
Professor Amanda Vickery, one of the leading chroniclers of Georgian England, considers why Jane Austen’s books continue to delight, amuse, console and provoke.
Waterfront Cities of the World
What is it about waterfront cities that make them so appealing? Is it the scenic vistas of boats bobbing in the harbour, seabirds screeching overhead? The...
One of Our Mines is Missing
On July 5, 1955, a mine laid deep beneath the German trench lines during the First World War detonates in a thunderstorm, leaving a crater 250 feet in diameter and 60...
Award-winning documentary by Charles Wilkinson and Tina Schliessler shares the stories of eight street dwellers struggling to survive in the hostile and toxic environment of Vancouver's Downtown...
A Window Looking In
In A Window Looking In, directors Tara Hungerford and Eric Hogan profile 12 BC-based artists, among them writer William Gibson, photographer Fred Herzog and singer/songwriter...