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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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    • Society & Culture

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.

    Recommendations by TVOers

    Recommendations by TVOers

    Colin Ellis and Nam Kiwanuka are joined by TVO's slate of documentary and podcast people to recommend the best docs for the holidays.

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    • 15 min
    Blood Brothers: Malcolm X & Muhammed Ali

    Blood Brothers: Malcolm X & Muhammed Ali

    Colin Ellis and Nam Kiwanuka take a deep dive into the friendship and eventual fallout between Malcolm X and Muhammed Ali in Netflix's new documentary about the two titans.

    Want to learn more? Check out these great recommendations from Colin and Nam:

    The Autobiography of Malcolm X - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/92057.The_Autobiography_of_Malcolm_X 

    Thrilla in Manila - https://youtu.be/rEtCq6X7fUI

    Manning marble: Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention - https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/297990/malcolm-x-by-manning-marable/

    When We Were Kings - https://www.criterion.com/films/30086-when-we-were-kings

    Malcolm X (dir. Spike Lee) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FtH94TiL0I

    Ted Ed - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJcUnXTaCgU&list=PLw3JWyQ-DV4QnVdtJJqkx9mFGqWfhdhBX

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    • 32 min
    Magic Shadows, Elwy Yost: A Life in Movies

    Magic Shadows, Elwy Yost: A Life in Movies

    Director Karen Shopsowitz and producer Meredith Usher join On Docs to discuss "Magic Shadows, Elwy Yost: A Life in Movies."

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    • 30 min
    What happens when faith, family, and sexuality collide

    What happens when faith, family, and sexuality collide

    The fear of rejection from coming out as gay is something that all of Sharon Lewis and Vinay Giridhar's subjects expressed while filming their latest documentaries, "With Wonder" and "Emergence: Out of the Shadows." While some faced alienation, many found acceptance - a sign of changing times and attitudes. They join On Docs to discuss their films and the intersections of faith, culture, and sexuality.

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    • 29 min
    Are celebrity documentaries real documentaries?

    Are celebrity documentaries real documentaries?

    Elamin Abdelmahmoud, host of CBC's Pop Chat, joins On Docs to discuss celebrity documentaries from pop stars Billie Eilish and Demi Lovato, and what we get out of them.

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    • 38 min
    Honour to Senator Murray Sinclair

    Honour to Senator Murray Sinclair

    Alanis Obomsawin joins On Docs to discuss "Honour to Senator Murray Sinclair," which explores the importance of talking about residential schools.

    There is a national, 24-hour, Indian Residential School Crisis Line to provide support to former students and others affected. Their phone number is 1-866-925-4419.

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    • 23 min

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