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Join Colin Ellis for this podcast on documentaries and the stories they tell. He'll introduce you to filmmakers who give us fascinating takes on people, perspectives and what it means to be human.

Join Colin Ellis for this podcast on documentaries and the stories they tell. He'll introduce you to filmmakers who give us fascinating takes on people, perspectives and what it means to be human.
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Canada

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Join Colin Ellis for this podcast on documentaries and the stories they tell. He'll introduce you to filmmakers who give us fascinating takes on people, perspectives and what it means to be human.

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English


Episodes

Ep. 9 - The Invisible Heart

12/13/2018
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Social-impact bonds - which see private investors fund government pilot programs - are a fast-growing trend internationally. When filmmaker Nadine Pequeneza first heard about them, in 2014, she was excited about the investment tool that aimed to marry capitalism with social change. Four years and a documentary film later, her thinking has changed. In this episode of On Docs, she sits down with Colin Ellis to explain why. Guests: Nadine Pequeneza. Host: Colin Ellis, Producer: Chantal...

Duration:00:30:42

Ep. 8 - Min Sook Lee at The Reel Asian Film Festival

12/6/2018
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Colin joins acclaimed Canadian filmmaker Min Sook Lee for a special screening of her 2005 film, Hogtown: The Politics of Policing, and a conversation about the overlapping roles of activism and documentary filmmaking. Guest: Min Sook Lee. Host: Colin Ellis, Producer: Chantal Braganza, Technical Producer: Matthew O'Mara, Production Coordinator: Caitlin Plummer, Podcast Manager: Hannah Sung. Credit: Min Sook Lee/National Film Board of Canada, Min Sook Lee/City State Productions Ltd., Min...

Duration:00:27:21

Ep. 7 - First Contact

11/29/2018
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You probably know someone you would call racist, but have you ever called them out? What would happen if you did? Vanessa Loewen and Stephanie Scott, the producers of First Contact, found out when they took six Canadians to Indigenous communities across the country. Guest: Vanessa Loewen and Stephanie Scott. Host: Colin Ellis, Producer: Chantal Braganza, Technical Producer: Matthew O'Mara, Production Coordinator: Caitlin Plummer, Podcast Manager: Hannah Sung. Credit: First Contact Canada Inc.

Duration:00:30:54

Ep. 6 - Heartbound

11/22/2018
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Colin speaks to anthropologist Sine Plambech and filmmaker Janus Metz, who spent 10 years documenting migration marriages in Denmark between Thai women supporting families back home and Danish men looking for companionship. Are migration marriages about love, or are they a convenient arrangement? Can they be both? Guests: Sine Plambech and Janus Metz. Host: Colin Ellis, Producer: Chantal Braganza, Technical Producer: Matthew O'Mara, Production Coordinator: Caitlin Plummer, Podcast Manager:...

Duration:00:26:00

Ep. 5 - Take Light

11/15/2018
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What happens when a city can't keep the lights on? Filmmaker Shasha Nakhai tells Colin how the power grid affects life in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, where half the residents have no reliable access to electricity. Guest: Shasha Nakhai. Host: Colin Ellis, Producer: Chantal Braganza, Technical Producer: Matthew O'Mara, Production Coordinator: Caitlin Plummer, Podcast Manager: Hannah Sung. Credit: Storyline Entertainment/takelightfilm.com

Duration:00:27:37

Ep. 4 - The Fruit Machine

11/8/2018
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Colin joins director Sarah Fodey and Canadian Armed Forces veteran Patti Gray for a special screening and discussion of The Fruit Machine, a TVO original documentary that explores Canada's campaign from the 1950s until the 1980s to purge LGBTQ people from the public service. Guests: Sarah Fodey and Patti Grey. Host: Colin Ellis, Producer: Chantal Braganza, Technical Producer: Matthew O'Mara, Production Coordinator: Caitlin Plummer, Podcast Manager: Hannah Sung. Credit: A TVO Original...

Duration:00:22:57

Ep. 3 - Anthropocene: The Human Epoch

11/1/2018
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The team behind Manufactured Landscapes and Watermark is back with a new film that explores the ways human activity has fundamentally changed the planet. Colin sat down with filmmakers Jennifer Baichwal, Edward Burtynsky, and Nicholas de Pencier to discuss the massive impact we've had on the Earth. Guests: Jennifer Baichwal, Edward Burtynsky, and Nicholas de Pencier. Host: Colin Ellis, Producer: Chantal Braganza, Technical Producer: Matthew O'Mara, Production Coordinator: Caitlin Plummer,...

Duration:00:23:30

Ep. 2 - How can someone talk to a white supremacist?

10/25/2018
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Filmmaker Deeyah Khan sat down with members of the white power movement in the United States to gain a better understanding of what motivates them to hate. She spoke with Colin about how she gained their confidence - and whether they have the capacity to change. Guest Deeyah Khan. Host: Colin Ellis, Producer: Chantal Braganza, Technical Producer: Matthew O'Mara, Production Coordinator: Caitlin Plummer, Podcast Manager: Hannah Sung. Credit: Fuuse Films

Duration:00:30:29

Ep. 1 - What is Democracy?

10/25/2018
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Why are democracies struggling to be democratic? That's the question activist and filmmaker Astra Taylor's latest film tackles - but as she tells Colin, finding an answer is far from easy. From the birth of democracy in Greece to Donald Trump's campaign rallies, the film takes viewers on a journey to answer this burning question. Guest: Astra Taylor. Host: Colin Ellis, Producer: Chantal Braganza, Technical Producer: Matthew O'Mara, Production Coordinator: Caitlin Plummer, Podcast Manager:...

Duration:00:34:22

Welcome to On Docs, a TVO Podcast

10/18/2018
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Welcome to On Docs, our new TVO Podcast on documentaries and the stories they tell. Subscribe now for episodes that begin October 2018.

Duration:00:00:58