The View From Here

The View From Here

1995 - 2010, Other
Series of one hour documentaries about social issues looked at from a different point of view.
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Episode Guide

  • The View From Here - Mom's Home (Season 1 Episode 235)
    Season 1 Episode 235:

    Mom's Home

    Documenting the adjustments and changes when aging mothers and their daughters reverse roles.

  • The View From Here - Four Feet Up (Season 1 Episode 234)
    Season 1 Episode 234:

    Four Feet Up

    Filmmaker Nance Ackerman documents the lives of a family and child poverty.

  • The View From Here - Water on the Table (Season 1 Episode 233)
    Season 1 Episode 233:

    Water on the Table

    Maude Barlow continues to battle against corporate privatization of water and bulk water exports to the United States.

  • The View From Here - Broke. (Season 1 Episode 232)
    Season 1 Episode 232:

    Broke.

    David Woolfson owns an Edmonton pawnshop where regular customers are drug addicts, prostitutes and others in desperate need of money.

  • The View From Here - Invisible City (Season 1 Episode 231)
    Season 1 Episode 231:

    Invisible City

    A look at two boys from Toronto's inner city as they cross into adulthood.

  • The View From Here - A Hard Name (Season 1 Episode 230)
    Season 1 Episode 230:

    A Hard Name

    Ex-convicts, who appear to be gentle souls, discuss their lives in prison and struggles to adapt to the outside world.

  • The View From Here - The True Meaning of Pictures (Season 1 Episode 229)
    Season 1 Episode 229:

    The True Meaning of Pictures

    Examining if Shelby Lee Adams' photos of Eastern Kentucky's mountain communities reinforce "hillbilly" stereotypes or documents a way of life.

  • The View From Here - The Man Who Saved Geometry (Season 1 Episode 228)
    Season 1 Episode 228:

    The Man Who Saved Geometry

    Donald Coxeter revives geometry, showing how it governs lives in numerous ways.

  • The View From Here - A Mind Like Mine (Season 1 Episode 227)
    Season 1 Episode 227:

    A Mind Like Mine

  • The View From Here - Cat Ladies (Season 1 Episode 226)
    Season 1 Episode 226:

    Cat Ladies

    A portrait of four women whose love of cats defines their lives and self-worth.

  • The View From Here - General Idea: Art, AIDS and the Fin de Siècle (Season 1 Episode 225)
    Season 1 Episode 225:

    General Idea: Art, AIDS and the Fin de Siècle

    A look back at the Canadian artists' collective General Idea, who sole surviving member is A.A. Bronson.

  • The View From Here - Lightning in a Bottle (Season 1 Episode 224)
    Season 1 Episode 224:

    Lightning in a Bottle

  • The View From Here - Urban Goddess: Jane Jacobs Reconsidered (Season 1 Episode 223)
    Season 1 Episode 223:

    Urban Goddess: Jane Jacobs Reconsidered

    How Jane Jacobs ideas have affected urban planning at New York's Atlantic Shipyards and Toronto's Queen Street Triangle.

  • The View From Here - Peanuts (Season 1 Episode 222)
    Season 1 Episode 222:

    Peanuts

    A look at inventor Jock Brandis' innovative peanut husker.

  • The View From Here - The World Stopped Watching (Season 1 Episode 220)
    Season 1 Episode 220:

    The World Stopped Watching

    Filmmaker Peter Raymont returns to Nicaragua 14 years after the Contra War.

  • The View From Here - The Life of Me (Season 1 Episode 219)
    Season 1 Episode 219:

    The Life of Me

    The Madness of the Arts Festival allows those coping with mental illness to use their creativity.

  • The View From Here - Carts of Darkness (Season 1 Episode 218)
    Season 1 Episode 218:

    Carts of Darkness

    Examining North Vancouver bottle pickers who turn their occupation into a subculture of shopping cart racing.

  • The View From Here - The Rise and Fall of the Grumpy Burger (Season 1 Episode 217)
    Season 1 Episode 217:

    The Rise and Fall of the Grumpy Burger

    Documenting a film being made about Marshall Sfalcin's grandfather, who claims to have invented fast food.

  • The View From Here - Carny (Season 1 Episode 216)
    Season 1 Episode 216:

    Carny

    A portrait of "carnies" who are often members of the underclass but are accepted for who they are.

  • The View From Here - Daddy Tran: A Life in 3D (Season 1 Episode 215)
    Season 1 Episode 215:

    Daddy Tran: A Life in 3D

    Filmmaker John Tran profiles his father, Hal, who has many obsessions, especially photography.

  • The View From Here - The Bodybuilder and I (Season 1 Episode 214)
    Season 1 Episode 214:

    The Bodybuilder and I

    Bryan Friedman tries to reconnect with his father, who is seeking to regain champion status in geriatric bodybuilding.

  • The View From Here - Wal-Town: The Film (Season 1 Episode 211)
    Season 1 Episode 211:

    Wal-Town: The Film

    Students activists and a maverick journalist travel across Canada to confront Wal-Mart's foundations.

  • The View From Here - Woodland Spirits (Season 1 Episode 210)
    Season 1 Episode 210:

    Woodland Spirits

    Three generations of artists north of Lake Superior Gelineau work in the tradition of Woodland School.

  • The View From Here - Heaven or Not (Season 1 Episode 209)
    Season 1 Episode 209:

    Heaven or Not

    John Gerbrandt builds a 7,000-square foot house in Herbert, Saskatchewan that townspeople question.

  • The View From Here - Toxic Trespass (Season 1 Episode 208)
    Season 1 Episode 208:

    Toxic Trespass

    Filmmaker Barri Cohen investigates toxic nightmares of industrialized countries.

  • The View From Here - Radical Dreamer: The Passionate Journey of Graham Spry (Season 1 Episode 207)
    Season 1 Episode 207:

    Radical Dreamer: The Passionate Journey of Graham Spry

    Examining the challenges that confronted Graham Spry in the 1920s as he envisioned public broadcasting uniting Canada.

  • The View From Here - Kike Like Me (Season 1 Episode 206)
    Season 1 Episode 206:

    Kike Like Me

    A personal and idiosyncratic journey by filmmaker Jamie Kastner.

  • The View From Here - Manufactured Landscapes (Season 1 Episode 205)
    Season 1 Episode 205:

    Manufactured Landscapes

    Follow photographer Edward Burtynsky as he travels to China to capture the economic transformations underway.

  • The View From Here - Odd Kid Out (Season 1 Episode 204)
    Season 1 Episode 204:

    Odd Kid Out

    A look at the challenges of three families having children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

  • The View From Here - Chichester's Choice (Season 1 Episode 203)
    Season 1 Episode 203:

    Chichester's Choice

    A look at filmmaker Simonee Chichester as she begins to search for her homeless father.

  • The View From Here - The Fifth Province (Season 1 Episode 202)
    Season 1 Episode 202:

    The Fifth Province

    Filmmakers interconnect lives of people in Canada, France, Latvia, Cyprus and Kenya.

  • The View From Here - Girl Inside (Season 1 Episode 201)
    Season 1 Episode 201:

    Girl Inside

    Follow the transformation of Madison to a woman with help from her grandmother.

  • The View From Here - The Eye of the Son (Season 1 Episode 200)
    Season 1 Episode 200:

    The Eye of the Son

    Filmmaker Jason Rodi and his father impact their relationship by climbing some of the most majestic peaks in the world.

  • The View From Here - No Place Called Home (Season 1 Episode 199)
    Season 1 Episode 199:

    No Place Called Home

    Follow a family moving from town to town looking for affordable housing in southern Ontario.

  • The View From Here - The Undefended Border: End of the Line (Season 1 Episode 198)
    Season 1 Episode 198:

    The Undefended Border: End of the Line

    Immigration officers must find illegal immigrants whose appeals to stay in Canada have been denied.

  • The View From Here - The Undefended Border: Immigration Task Force (Season 1 Episode 197)
    Season 1 Episode 197:

    The Undefended Border: Immigration Task Force

    RMCP and Immigration officers work together to find criminals and deportees who have reentered Canada.

  • The View From Here - Dear Juliet (Season 1 Episode 196)
    Season 1 Episode 196:

    Dear Juliet

    Letters addressed to a grave are responded to by a group of women.

  • The View From Here - Angry Girls (Season 1 Episode 195)
    Season 1 Episode 195:

    Angry Girls

    A look and the increasing trend of violence among young girls.

  • The View From Here - Reality Quest (Season 1 Episode 194)
    Season 1 Episode 194:

    Reality Quest

    A woman seeks balance between being a classically-trained actor and her role as a TV alien.

  • The View From Here - Chinese Daughters (Season 1 Episode 193)
    Season 1 Episode 193:

    Chinese Daughters

    Canadian families who adopt Chinese infant girls.

  • The View From Here - Free Trade is Killing My Mother (Season 1 Episode 192)
    Season 1 Episode 192:

    Free Trade is Killing My Mother

    Filmmakers Jamie Kastner and Guy O'Sullivan visit the Summit of the Americas.

  • The View From Here - Zero (Season 1 Episode 190)
    Season 1 Episode 190:

    Zero

    Filmmaker Elida Schogt searches for the meaning of zero.

  • The View From Here - Notman's Canada (Season 1 Episode 189)
    Season 1 Episode 189:

    Notman's Canada

    Profiling the life of Canadian photographer William Notman.

  • The View From Here - The Refugees of the Blue Planet (Season 1 Episode 188)
    Season 1 Episode 188:

    The Refugees of the Blue Planet

    A look at the plight of environmental refugees who often have no legal status.

  • The View From Here - Finding Dawn (Season 1 Episode 187)
    Season 1 Episode 187:

    Finding Dawn

    Metis filmmaker Christine Welsh explores the case of Dawn Crey, one of an estimated 500 aboriginal women murdered or missing.

  • The View From Here - My Different Life (Season 1 Episode 186)
    Season 1 Episode 186:

    My Different Life

    A woman copes with school systems and medical institutions for her children with learning disabilities and ADHD.

  • The View From Here - Lovable (Season 1 Episode 185)
    Season 1 Episode 185:

    Lovable

    Director Alan Zweig explores the search for love, relationship and belonging as well as what can hinder finding them.

  • The View From Here - Last Call at the Gladstone Hotel (Season 1 Episode 184)
    Season 1 Episode 184:

    Last Call at the Gladstone Hotel

    The sale and restoration of Toronto's oldest working hotel is chronicled, with thoughts from former residents.

  • The View From Here - Escarpment Blues (Season 1 Episode 183)
    Season 1 Episode 183:

    Escarpment Blues

    A group hikes the Niagara Escarpment to bring awareness to the damaged caused by gravel mining.

  • The View From Here - Djangomania (Season 1 Episode 182)
    Season 1 Episode 182:

    Djangomania

    Examination of the appeal of jazz guitarist Django Rienhardt 50 years after his death.

  • The View From Here - At My Mother's Breast (Season 1 Episode 181)
    Season 1 Episode 181:

    At My Mother's Breast

    Heather Watson-Burgess is the daughter of a third-generation breast cancer sufferer.

  • The View From Here - Harvest Queens (Season 1 Episode 180)
    Season 1 Episode 180:

    Harvest Queens

    New Liskeard's Harvest Queen Pageant has attracted town girls for generations.

  • The View From Here - Empz 4 Life (Season 1 Episode 179)
    Season 1 Episode 179:

    Empz 4 Life

    Allan King turns his attention to the high-risk young men from Toronto's suburbs.

  • The View From Here - The Mantelpiece (Season 1 Episode 178)
    Season 1 Episode 178:

    The Mantelpiece

    A look at taxidermists/wildlife artists in the Northwest Territories.

  • The View From Here - The Idealist: James Beveridge, Film Guru (Season 1 Episode 176)
    Season 1 Episode 176:

    The Idealist: James Beveridge, Film Guru

    Documentary filmmaker James Beveridge.

  • The View From Here - Actuality: The Art and Life of Allan King (Season 1 Episode 175)
    Season 1 Episode 175:

    Actuality: The Art and Life of Allan King

    Filmmaker Allan King, 75, works on his unique films.

  • The View From Here - The Rise and Fall of the Russian Oligarchs (Season 1 Episode 173)
    Season 1 Episode 173:

    The Rise and Fall of the Russian Oligarchs

  • The View From Here - Life's a Twitch (Season 1 Episode 172)
    Season 1 Episode 172:

    Life's a Twitch

    Duncan McKinlay conquered Tourette's Syndrome, and now teaches others to cope with the disease.

  • The View From Here - Memory for Max, Claire, Ida and Company (Season 1 Episode 171)
    Season 1 Episode 171:

    Memory for Max, Claire, Ida and Company

    Filmmaker Allan King explores the effects of aging on the mind.

  • The View From Here - Tokyo Nights (Season 1 Episode 169)
    Season 1 Episode 169:

    Tokyo Nights

    An Israeli woman finds that success as a hostess in Japan is tougher than she expected.

  • The View From Here - Bollywood Bound (Season 1 Episode 168)
    Season 1 Episode 168:

    Bollywood Bound

    The harsh realities of the entertainment business and the East-West blend of cultures enjoyed by Asian audiences.

  • The View From Here - The Big One (Season 1 Episode 167)
    Season 1 Episode 167:

    The Big One

    Michael Moore asks Fortune 500 companies why so many Americans are being laid off while they are making record profits.

  • The View From Here - Black Coffee: The Perfect Cup (Season 1 Episode 166)
    Season 1 Episode 166:

    Black Coffee: The Perfect Cup

  • The View From Here - Black Coffee: Gold in Your Cup (Season 1 Episode 165)
    Season 1 Episode 165:

    Black Coffee: Gold in Your Cup

  • The View From Here - Black Coffee: The Irresistible Bean (Season 1 Episode 164)
    Season 1 Episode 164:

    Black Coffee: The Irresistible Bean

    Exploring coffee's origins in Ethiopia.

  • The View From Here - Through These Eyes (Season 1 Episode 163)
    Season 1 Episode 163:

    Through These Eyes

    The controversy around a 1960s grade school program that taught children see society in a new way.

  • The View From Here - Women Behind the Badge: The Sergeant and the Soldier (Season 1 Episode 162)
    Season 1 Episode 162:

    Women Behind the Badge: The Sergeant and the Soldier

    First female First Nations police office to become an OPP sergeant; elite Emergency Response Team.

  • The View From Here - Women Behind the Badge: The Diver and the Driver (Season 1 Episode 161)
    Season 1 Episode 161:

    Women Behind the Badge: The Diver and the Driver

    Yvette Renes patrols a busy highway; Bonnie Coultis is the first woman on the OPP's Underwater Search and Recovery Unit.

  • The View From Here - Women Behind the Badge: The Rookie and the Veteran (Season 1 Episode 160)
    Season 1 Episode 160:

    Women Behind the Badge: The Rookie and the Veteran

    A rookie teams up with a veteran cop in a busy Ontario district.

  • The View From Here - 9 Months, 6 Blocks (Season 1 Episode 159)
    Season 1 Episode 159:

    9 Months, 6 Blocks

    The day-to-day lives of three residents of one of Toronto's oldest neighborhoods.

  • The View From Here - Cheating Death (Season 1 Episode 158)
    Season 1 Episode 158:

    Cheating Death

    The story of of Gyasi Ferdinand, a gang member who turned his life around.

  • The View From Here - My Family's Pizza (Season 1 Episode 157)
    Season 1 Episode 157:

    My Family's Pizza

    After investing in their son's pizza business, a couple finds the burdens are more than financial.

  • The View From Here - Gelato (Season 1 Episode 156)
    Season 1 Episode 156:

    Gelato

    Tracing the history of ice cream from the royal courts of Europe to street vendors all over the world.

  • The View From Here - Citizen Black (Season 1 Episode 154)
    Season 1 Episode 154:

    Citizen Black

    Conrad Black goes from the being the toast of high society to being shunned after scandal hits.

  • The View From Here - Hardwood (Season 1 Episode 153)
    Season 1 Episode 153:

    Hardwood

    Hubert Davis, son of Harlem Globetrotter Mel Davis, looks back at the role his father's absence played in his life.

  • The View From Here - I, Curmudgeon (Season 1 Episode 152)
    Season 1 Episode 152:

    I, Curmudgeon

  • The View From Here - Continuous Journey (Season 1 Episode 151)
    Season 1 Episode 151:

    Continuous Journey

  • The View From Here - Flatly Stacked (Season 1 Episode 150)
    Season 1 Episode 150:

    Flatly Stacked

    Small-breasted women discuss whether their lack of cleavage has had a negative effect on their self-confidence and lives.

  • The View From Here - El Contrato (Season 1 Episode 149)
    Season 1 Episode 149:

    El Contrato

    Yearly, laborers migrate from Mexico to southern Ontario, where they work for eight months for wages and conditions no local will accept.

  • The View From Here - Haunts of the Black Masseur (Season 1 Episode 148)
    Season 1 Episode 148:

    Haunts of the Black Masseur

    Filmmaker Jeff McKay plunges into the cultural and literary history of water: swimming, bathing and its social meaning.

  • The View From Here - Winning (Season 1 Episode 147)
    Season 1 Episode 147:

    Winning

    Filmmaker Catherine Annau peers into the lives of six lottery winners to see how wealth has affected their lives.

  • The View From Here - Women and Men Unglued (Season 1 Episode 146)
    Season 1 Episode 146:

    Women and Men Unglued

  • The View From Here - I Spy (Season 1 Episode 145)
    Season 1 Episode 145:

    I Spy

  • The View From Here - McLuhan's Wake (Season 1 Episode 144)
    Season 1 Episode 144:

    McLuhan's Wake

    Marshall McLuhan.

  • The View From Here - Marshall McLuhan's ABC (Season 1 Episode 143)
    Season 1 Episode 143:

    Marshall McLuhan's ABC

    Marshall McLuhan.

  • The View From Here - Catch 22: The Communication Problem (Season 1 Episode 142)
    Season 1 Episode 142:

    Catch 22: The Communication Problem

  • The View From Here - Undefended Border: Toughening Up (Season 1 Episode 141)
    Season 1 Episode 141:

    Undefended Border: Toughening Up

    The daunting task Canadian Immigration agents face in screening newly-arrived immigrants.

  • The View From Here - Cannabis (Season 1 Episode 139)
    Season 1 Episode 139:

    Cannabis

  • The View From Here - State of the Unions (Season 1 Episode 138)
    Season 1 Episode 138:

    State of the Unions

  • The View From Here - Calling Card Docs: Life's a Twitch (Season 1 Episode 137)
    Season 1 Episode 137:

    Calling Card Docs: Life's a Twitch

    Duncan McKinlay's success with Tourette's syndrome.

  • The View From Here - Tyler's Barrel (Season 1 Episode 136)
    Season 1 Episode 136:

    Tyler's Barrel

    Tyler Canning wants to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel.

  • The View From Here - Walk Naked Singing (Season 1 Episode 135)
    Season 1 Episode 135:

    Walk Naked Singing

    Three '60s-generation friends trek into the forest of Ontario to grow a crop of marijuana.

  • The View From Here - In My Parents' Basement (Season 1 Episode 134)
    Season 1 Episode 134:

    In My Parents' Basement

    A family's adult children return home to live.

  • The View From Here - The Tree That Remembers (Season 1 Episode 133)
    Season 1 Episode 133:

    The Tree That Remembers

    Iranian refugees describe the torture they endured as political prisoners.

  • The View From Here - The Gangster's Son (Season 1 Episode 132)
    Season 1 Episode 132:

    The Gangster's Son

    A former prisoner returns to his old ways and risks losing his son.

  • The View From Here - View From the Summit (Season 1 Episode 131)
    Season 1 Episode 131:

    View From the Summit

    Differing agendas hamper the movement against globalization.

  • The View From Here - Chris Giannou: War Surgeon (Season 1 Episode 130)
    Season 1 Episode 130:

    Chris Giannou: War Surgeon

    The veteran triage surgeon shares his experiences, views on Middle East politics and his concerns about the changing face of humanitarian aid.

  • The View From Here - Boxing: In and Out of the Ring (Season 1 Episode 129)
    Season 1 Episode 129:

    Boxing: In and Out of the Ring

    Professional boxing as seen by a recent FBI investigation.

  • The View From Here - Poverty, Chastity, Obedience (Season 1 Episode 128)
    Season 1 Episode 128:

    Poverty, Chastity, Obedience

    The musings and deliberations of a young woman who is thinking of becoming a nun.

  • The View From Here - S.P.I.T.: Squeegee Punks in Traffic (Season 1 Episode 127)
    Season 1 Episode 127:

    S.P.I.T.: Squeegee Punks in Traffic

    Life on the streets through the eyes of a homeless youth.

  • The View From Here - Little Dieter Needs to Fly (Season 1 Episode 126)
    Season 1 Episode 126:

    Little Dieter Needs to Fly

    A young pilot is shot down and captured during his first mission in Vietnam.

  • The View From Here - Dream Machine (Season 1 Episode 125)
    Season 1 Episode 125:

    Dream Machine

    The making of a pop star.

  • The View From Here - Britannia Beach (Season 1 Episode 124)
    Season 1 Episode 124:

    Britannia Beach

    Citizens of a former mining town must oppose the cleanup of toxic waste.

  • The View From Here - When Two Won't Do (Season 1 Episode 123)
    Season 1 Episode 123:

    When Two Won't Do

    Open marriage advocates and swingers.

  • The View From Here - The Man Who Won't Lie Down (Season 1 Episode 122)
    Season 1 Episode 122:

    The Man Who Won't Lie Down

  • The View From Here - Debbies Story (Season 1 Episode 121)
    Season 1 Episode 121:

    Debbies Story

  • The View From Here - How Green Is Our Valley (Season 1 Episode 120)
    Season 1 Episode 120:

    How Green Is Our Valley

  • The View From Here - The Year of the Hare (Season 1 Episode 119)
    Season 1 Episode 119:

    The Year of the Hare

  • The View From Here - Invisible Children (Season 1 Episode 118)
    Season 1 Episode 118:

    Invisible Children

  • The View From Here - Bloody Students (Season 1 Episode 117)
    Season 1 Episode 117:

    Bloody Students

  • The View From Here - Rescue 193 (Season 1 Episode 116)
    Season 1 Episode 116:

    Rescue 193

  • The View From Here - The Devil You Know (Season 1 Episode 115)
    Season 1 Episode 115:

    The Devil You Know

    Profiling enigmatic Canadian artist and businessman Todd McFarlane, creator of the comic book superhero Spawn.

  • The View From Here - Vinyl (Season 1 Episode 114)
    Season 1 Episode 114:

    Vinyl

    Record collectors reveal the forces that drive their obsession.

  • The View From Here - Thin Ice (Season 1 Episode 113)
    Season 1 Episode 113:

    Thin Ice

    A Canadian artist's memoirs reveal the lure of the United States.

  • The View From Here - My Father's Camera (Season 1 Episode 112)
    Season 1 Episode 112:

    My Father's Camera

    Karen Shopsowitz uses her father's lifelong obsession for amateur filmmaking to chronicle and celebrate the home movie.

  • The View From Here - Sunrise Over Tiananmen Square (Season 1 Episode 111)
    Season 1 Episode 111:

    Sunrise Over Tiananmen Square

    Shui-Bo Wang gives a personal perspective on the upheavals of China's Cultural Revolution, leading to the 1989 Tiananmen massacre.

  • The View From Here - Life Without Death (Season 1 Episode 110)
    Season 1 Episode 110:

    Life Without Death

    Filmmaker Frank Cole's statement on life and death.

  • The View From Here - Life on the Heater (Season 1 Episode 109)
    Season 1 Episode 109:

    Life on the Heater

    An intimate portrait of a group of homeless people.

  • The View From Here - Who Is Albert Woo? (Season 1 Episode 108)
    Season 1 Episode 108:

    Who Is Albert Woo?

    Asian-Canadians adjust to the ideal of equality between the sexes.

  • The View From Here - Hank and Jimmie: A Story of Country (Season 1 Episode 107)
    Season 1 Episode 107:

    Hank and Jimmie: A Story of Country

    Fans saw country singer Hank Snow as a legend, but his son, the Rev. Jimmie Rogers Snow, had a different perspective.

  • The View From Here - The View From Here (Season 1 Episode 106)
    Season 1 Episode 106:

    The View From Here

    (Live Call-In)

  • The View From Here - Man of Grease (Season 1 Episode 105)
    Season 1 Episode 105:

    Man of Grease

    Montreal's Tony Koulakis has been feeding customers at the Cosmos diner for 30 years.

  • The View From Here - Train on the Brain (Season 1 Episode 104)
    Season 1 Episode 104:

    Train on the Brain

    Disenfranchised youths ride the rails, crisscrossing the United States and Canada.

  • The View From Here - Tokyo Girls (Season 1 Episode 103)
    Season 1 Episode 103:

    Tokyo Girls

    Many European and North American women move to Tokyo to work as hostesses in its 11,000 clubs.

  • The View From Here - Kim Campbell: Through the Looking Glass (Season 1 Episode 102)
    Season 1 Episode 102:

    Kim Campbell: Through the Looking Glass

    Journalists and Kim Campbell, herself, discuss the prime minister's political rise and fall.

  • The View From Here - St. Augustin (Season 1 Episode 101)
    Season 1 Episode 101:

    St. Augustin

  • The View From Here - Just Watch Me: Trudeau and the 70's Generation (Season 1 Episode 100)
    Season 1 Episode 100:

    Just Watch Me: Trudeau and the 70's Generation

    History and issues of the Trudeau era.

  • The View From Here - Rat Tales (Season 1 Episode 99)
    Season 1 Episode 99:

    Rat Tales

    Dealing with rats.

  • The View From Here - Divorce: What I See (Season 1 Episode 98)
    Season 1 Episode 98:

    Divorce: What I See

    Divorce coping strategies.

  • The View From Here - Bones of the Forest (Season 1 Episode 97)
    Season 1 Episode 97:

    Bones of the Forest

    Lyrical and ironic exploration of the relationship between humans and the land.

  • The View From Here - Glimmer of Hope (Season 1 Episode 96)
    Season 1 Episode 96:

    Glimmer of Hope

    Victims and offenders confront each other in mediation sessions.

  • The View From Here - The Holier It Gets (Season 1 Episode 95)
    Season 1 Episode 95:

    The Holier It Gets

    A father's final wish leads a family to India.

  • The View From Here - And So to Bed (Season 1 Episode 94)
    Season 1 Episode 94:

    And So to Bed

    Psychological importance of beds.

  • The View From Here - Working Like Crazy (Season 1 Episode 93)
    Season 1 Episode 93:

    Working Like Crazy

    Psychiatric survivors discuss their dreams of self-fulfilling lives.

  • The View From Here - You Can't Beat a Woman! (Season 1 Episode 92)
    Season 1 Episode 92:

    You Can't Beat a Woman!

    Violence toward women exists in many cultures.

  • The View From Here - In Search of the African Queen: A People-Smuggling Operation (Season 1 Episode 91)
    Season 1 Episode 91:

    In Search of the African Queen: A People-Smuggling Operation

    Filmmakers trace the voyage of 190 Sri Lankan Tamils.

  • The View From Here - In the Gutter and Other Good Places (Season 1 Episode 90)
    Season 1 Episode 90:

    In the Gutter and Other Good Places

    Three men living on the streets rummage through garbage to survive.

  • The View From Here - In Time's Shadow: The Hegis (Season 1 Episode 88)
    Season 1 Episode 88:

    In Time's Shadow: The Hegis

    A young girl suffers from a disease which causes premature aging.

  • The View From Here - The Passerby (Season 1 Episode 87)
    Season 1 Episode 87:

    The Passerby

    Director Donald McWilliams recalls world events throughout his life.

  • The View From Here - The Life and Death of Owen Hart (Season 1 Episode 86)
    Season 1 Episode 86:

    The Life and Death of Owen Hart

    A profile of late wrestler Owen Hart begins with his childhood in Canada.

  • The View From Here - River of Sand (Season 1 Episode 85)
    Season 1 Episode 85:

    River of Sand

    Desertification impacts the social and cultural lives of the Mali people in West Africa.

  • The View From Here - Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance (Season 1 Episode 84)
    Season 1 Episode 84:

    Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance

    Mohawks confront Quebec police and the Canadian army.

  • The View From Here - Volcano (Season 1 Episode 83)
    Season 1 Episode 83:

    Volcano

    Writer Malcolm Lowry ("Under the Volcano.")

  • The View From Here - Desperately Seeking Helen (Season 1 Episode 82)
    Season 1 Episode 82:

    Desperately Seeking Helen

    Eisha Marjara explores the influence of movies and pop culture on children.

  • The View From Here - Forbidden Love (Season 1 Episode 81)
    Season 1 Episode 81:

    Forbidden Love

    Ten lesbians discuss prejudice and harassment.

  • The View From Here - Legacy of Terror: The Bombing of Air India (Season 1 Episode 80)
    Season 1 Episode 80:

    Legacy of Terror: The Bombing of Air India

    One of the deadliest acts of aviation terrorism is an Air India bombing.

  • The View From Here - The Prom (Season 1 Episode 79)
    Season 1 Episode 79:

    The Prom

    Students endure the coming-of-age ritual known as the high-school prom.

  • The View From Here - Drowning in Dreams (Season 1 Episode 78)
    Season 1 Episode 78:

    Drowning in Dreams

    Millionaire Fred Broennle loses his fortune, his wives and a close friend, in the pursuit of sunken treasure.

  • The View From Here - The Dragon's Egg (Season 1 Episode 77)
    Season 1 Episode 77:

    The Dragon's Egg

    Estonians feel animosity toward Russians in their homeland.

  • The View From Here - Let It Come Down: The Life of Paul Bowles (Season 1 Episode 76)
    Season 1 Episode 76:

    Let It Come Down: The Life of Paul Bowles

    Writer Paul Bowles.

  • The View From Here - Stolen Moments (Season 1 Episode 75)
    Season 1 Episode 75:

    Stolen Moments

    Lesbianism.

  • The View From Here - The Love Prophet and the Children of God (Season 1 Episode 74)
    Season 1 Episode 74:

    The Love Prophet and the Children of God

    Sex obsession is downfall of David Berg.

  • The View From Here - Man With a Mission: The Charlie Bolden Story (Season 1 Episode 72)
    Season 1 Episode 72:

    Man With a Mission: The Charlie Bolden Story

    Astronaut Charlie Bolden.

  • The View From Here - Erotica (Season 1 Episode 71)
    Season 1 Episode 71:

    Erotica

    Women who have made their careers through sexual expression. (Call-in)

  • The View From Here - High Risk Offender (Season 1 Episode 70)
    Season 1 Episode 70:

    High Risk Offender

    Seven criminals are considered high-risk repeat offenders.

  • The View From Here - Hitman Hart: Wrestling With Shadows (Season 1 Episode 69)
    Season 1 Episode 69:

    Hitman Hart: Wrestling With Shadows

    Wrestler Bret Hart's career.

  • The View From Here - Before Their Time (Season 1 Episode 68)
    Season 1 Episode 68:

    Before Their Time

    Victims battle a disease that accelerates the aging process.

  • The View From Here - The True Story of Linda M (Season 1 Episode 67)
    Season 1 Episode 67:

    The True Story of Linda M

    A woman struggles with addiction and battles to make sense of her life.

  • The View From Here - The Street: A Film With the Homeless (Season 1 Episode 66)
    Season 1 Episode 66:

    The Street: A Film With the Homeless

    Three homeless men live on the streets of Montreal.

  • The View From Here - Packing Heat (Season 1 Episode 65)
    Season 1 Episode 65:

    Packing Heat

    Women carry handguns for self-defense.

  • The View From Here - Prisoner 88 (Season 1 Episode 64)
    Season 1 Episode 64:

    Prisoner 88

    Holocaust survivor Sigmund Sobolewski crusades against intolerance and bigotry.

  • The View From Here - Looking You in the Back of the Head (Season 1 Episode 63)
    Season 1 Episode 63:

    Looking You in the Back of the Head

    Women's autobiographies emerge.

  • The View From Here - Shooting Indians: A Journey With Jeffrey Thomas (Season 1 Episode 62)
    Season 1 Episode 62:

    Shooting Indians: A Journey With Jeffrey Thomas

    Photographer's work preserves a record of the Six Nations Confederacy.

  • The View From Here - Picturing the People: George Johnston, Tlingit Photographer (Season 1 Episode 61)
    Season 1 Episode 61:

    Picturing the People: George Johnston, Tlingit Photographer

    George Johnston documents the history of his family and people through photography.

  • The View From Here - Juicy Danger Meets Burning Man (Season 1 Episode 59)
    Season 1 Episode 59:

    Juicy Danger Meets Burning Man

    Canadian stunt performers.

  • The View From Here - The Road Taken (Season 1 Episode 58)
    Season 1 Episode 58:

    The Road Taken

    The lives of Canada's railroad porters.

  • The View From Here - First Break (Season 1 Episode 57)
    Season 1 Episode 57:

    First Break

    Coping with mental illness.

  • The View From Here - Kid Nerd (Season 1 Episode 56)
    Season 1 Episode 56:

    Kid Nerd

    Former nerds.

  • The View From Here - Project Grizzly (Season 1 Episode 55)
    Season 1 Episode 55:

    Project Grizzly

    Man creates suit to combat grizzly bears.

  • The View From Here - My Feminism (Season 1 Episode 54)
    Season 1 Episode 54:

    My Feminism

    Feminist activists continue to speak out despite opposition.

  • The View From Here - It Takes a Child (Season 1 Episode 53)
    Season 1 Episode 53:

    It Takes a Child

    Activist Craig Kielburger crusades against child labor.

  • The View From Here - Warrendale (Season 1 Episode 52)
    Season 1 Episode 52:

    Warrendale

    Emotionally disturbed children are treated at an experimental center in Toronto.

  • The View From Here - Hidden Children (Season 1 Episode 51)
    Season 1 Episode 51:

    Hidden Children

    Six Holocaust survivors changed their identities.

  • The View From Here - Chronicle of a Genocide Foretold (Season 1 Episode 49)
    Season 1 Episode 49:

    Chronicle of a Genocide Foretold

    Tutsi and Hutu populations were massacred in the 1994 Rwandan civil war.

  • The View From Here - Intelligence (Season 1 Episode 48)
    Season 1 Episode 48:

    Intelligence

    Defining intelligence: humans and machines.

  • The View From Here - Street City (Season 1 Episode 47)
    Season 1 Episode 47:

    Street City

    Toronto's homeless people.

  • The View From Here - Asylum (Season 1 Episode 46)
    Season 1 Episode 46:

    Asylum

    Canada's refugee policy.

  • The View From Here - Shadow Maker: The Life and Times of Gwendolyn MacEwen (Season 1 Episode 45)
    Season 1 Episode 45:

    Shadow Maker: The Life and Times of Gwendolyn MacEwen

    Poet Gwendolyn MacEwen.

  • The View From Here - The Powder Room (Season 1 Episode 44)
    Season 1 Episode 44:

    The Powder Room

    Anne Kennard films women bonding in the washroom.

  • The View From Here - Picture of Light (Season 1 Episode 43)
    Season 1 Episode 43:

    Picture of Light

    A filmmaker records the northern lights in Churchill, Man.

  • The View From Here - Working Days (Season 1 Episode 42)
    Season 1 Episode 42:

    Working Days

    Former employees discuss the 1989 closing of a Toronto plant.

  • The View From Here - Confessions of a Rabid Dog (Season 1 Episode 40)
    Season 1 Episode 40:

    Confessions of a Rabid Dog

    Former drug addict returns to Montreal.

  • The View From Here - The Acadian Connection (Season 1 Episode 38)
    Season 1 Episode 38:

    The Acadian Connection

    Some 200,000 LeBlancs trace their ancestry to 17th-century Acadian immigrants.

  • The View From Here - My Sister's Keepers (Season 1 Episode 37)
    Season 1 Episode 37:

    My Sister's Keepers

    A man will become the guardian of his disabled sister when his parents die.

  • The View From Here - Silence & Storm (Season 1 Episode 36)
    Season 1 Episode 36:

    Silence & Storm

    Filmmaker Jeremiah Hayes documents a Quebec camp for abused and neglected young people.

  • The View From Here - Unveiled: The Mother/Daughter Relationship (Season 1 Episode 35)
    Season 1 Episode 35:

    Unveiled: The Mother/Daughter Relationship

    Tension mounts as mothers and daughters make wedding preparations.

  • The View From Here - Bittersweet Deliveries (Season 1 Episode 34)
    Season 1 Episode 34:

    Bittersweet Deliveries

    Youths deliver meals to the elderly.

  • The View From Here - Under Wraps (Season 1 Episode 33)
    Season 1 Episode 33:

    Under Wraps

    Cultural myths and taboos surround menstruation.

  • The View From Here - If Only I Were an Indian (Season 1 Episode 32)
    Season 1 Episode 32:

    If Only I Were an Indian

    Joseph and Irene White, and Barbara Daniels travel to Czechoslovakia.

  • The View From Here - Summer in the Cherry Orchard (Season 1 Episode 31)
    Season 1 Episode 31:

    Summer in the Cherry Orchard

    Filmmaker Ann Bromley explores her family history in Russia.

  • The View From Here - The Dead Are Alive (Season 1 Episode 30)
    Season 1 Episode 30:

    The Dead Are Alive

    Documentary explores genocide in Rwanda.

  • The View From Here - Invisible Nation: Policing the Underground (Season 1 Episode 29)
    Season 1 Episode 29:

    Invisible Nation: Policing the Underground

    Filmmaker Lindalee Tracey profiles illegal immigrants of Toronto and the agents who pursue them.

  • The View From Here - Power: One River, Two Nations (Season 1 Episode 28)
    Season 1 Episode 28:

    Power: One River, Two Nations

    Indians fight to stop phase two of the James Bay hydroelectric project.

  • The View From Here - Born Hutterite (Season 1 Episode 27)
    Season 1 Episode 27:

    Born Hutterite

    Two people find it impossible to remain in their Hutterite colony.

  • The View From Here - Jim Loves Jack: The James Egan Story (Season 1 Episode 26)
    Season 1 Episode 26:

    Jim Loves Jack: The James Egan Story

    Gay activist Jim Egan and his partner fight for the recognition of same-sex marriages.

  • The View From Here - The Odyssey Diaries (Season 1 Episode 25)
    Season 1 Episode 25:

    The Odyssey Diaries

    A traveling couple encounters different cultures and ideologies.

  • The View From Here - Man Overboard (Season 1 Episode 24)
    Season 1 Episode 24:

    Man Overboard

    Author Ian Brown explores 20th-century challenges to men.

  • The View From Here - The Champagne Safari (Season 1 Episode 22)
    Season 1 Episode 22:

    The Champagne Safari

    The rise and fall of Charles Eugene Bedaux.

  • The View From Here - Expulsion and Memory (Season 1 Episode 20)
    Season 1 Episode 20:

    Expulsion and Memory

    Chronicles the Conversos of Spain, who practiced Judaism secretly after the expulsion in 1492.

  • The View From Here - Blind Faith: Requiem for Revolution (Season 1 Episode 19)
    Season 1 Episode 19:

    Blind Faith: Requiem for Revolution

    Profiles two Canadian political activists imprisoned for kidnapping in Brazil.

  • The View From Here - Tough Assignment (Season 1 Episode 18)
    Season 1 Episode 18:

    Tough Assignment

    A year in the life of teachers and students at Toronto's Oakwood Collegiate.

  • The View From Here - Murder on Abortion Row (Season 1 Episode 17)
    Season 1 Episode 17:

    Murder on Abortion Row

    In 1994, John Salvi, 22, opens fire in two Boston abortion clinics.

  • The View From Here - A Married Couple (Season 1 Episode 16)
    Season 1 Episode 16:

    A Married Couple

    Filmmaker Allan King examines the marital struggles of a husband and wife.

  • The View From Here - Fire and Water (Season 1 Episode 15)
    Season 1 Episode 15:

    Fire and Water

    An Iraqi expatriate documents human-rights violations.

  • The View From Here - Lessons (Season 1 Episode 13)
    Season 1 Episode 13:

    Lessons

    Seventh graders make their way through their first year of high school.

  • The View From Here - A Brush With Life (Season 1 Episode 12)
    Season 1 Episode 12:

    A Brush With Life

    Art therapy helps a victim of multiple personality disorder.

  • The View From Here - 10-7 for Life (Season 1 Episode 11)
    Season 1 Episode 11:

    10-7 for Life

    A Toronto police officer comments on burnout.

  • The View From Here - Abby, I Hardly Knew Ya (Season 1 Episode 10)
    Season 1 Episode 10:

    Abby, I Hardly Knew Ya

    Filmmaker Lindalee Tracy learns about her derelict father.

  • The View From Here - The Odyssey (Season 1 Episode 9)
    Season 1 Episode 9:

    The Odyssey

    A Toronto couple quit their jobs for a yearlong South Seas trek.

  • The View From Here - Baby Business (Season 1 Episode 8)
    Season 1 Episode 8:

    Baby Business

    A scarcity of adoptable children gives rise to a black market.

  • The View From Here - Time Is on My Side (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:

    Time Is on My Side

    Funeral directors confront their mortality.

  • The View From Here - Northern Justice (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    Northern Justice

    Itinerant courts dispense justice to Inuit villages in the Canadian Arctic.

  • The View From Here - Voyage of the St. Louis (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    Voyage of the St. Louis

    German Jewish refugees are refused entry into Cuba, the United States and Canada.

  • The View From Here - Orphans of Manchuria (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    Orphans of Manchuria

    Japanese parents hope to reclaim their children from Chinese families.

  • The View From Here - Reign of Twilight (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    Reign of Twilight

    How the Cold War changed the Inuits' technology.

  • The View From Here - Duncan Campbell Scott (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    Duncan Campbell Scott

    Canadian Duncan Campbell Scott implements the Indian Act.

  • The View From Here - Fiction and Other Truths: A Film About Jane Rule (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    Fiction and Other Truths: A Film About Jane Rule

    Internationally acclaimed author, teacher and thinker Jane Rule.

  • The View From Here - Transsexual in Iran

    Transsexual in Iran

    Gay sex is punishable by death in the world's first modern theocracy, but clerics embrace transsexualism.

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    The View From Here

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