Code Black

Code Black

In his vivid and thought-provoking filmmaking debut, physician Ryan McGarry gives us unprecedented access to America's busiest Emergency Department.

Fri July 20 at 8pm ET
The Taming of the Queue

The Taming of the Queue

Saturday July 21 at 7 pm ET on documentary channel
A look at the boredom, frustration, stress, fatigue and fury we all feel in line-ups, as our fast-paced lives slow to a crawl.
Surviving the Fundy Footpath

Surviving the Fundy Footpath

Sunday July 22 at 8 pm ET and 9 pm PT on documentary Channel
A hiking novice takes on one of Canada's toughest multi-day hikes, the treacherous Fundy footpath.
How to Build a Time Machine

How to Build a Time Machine

Sun July 22 at 9 pm ET & 10pm PT on documentary Channel
From filmmaking to physics, controlling mortality has long been a creative and scientific pursuit.
Bugs on the Menu

Bugs on the Menu

Wed July 25 at 7 pm ET & 8pm PT on documentary Channel
The answer to feeding the world’s expanding population may be smaller than you think.
Genius Factory

Genius Factory

Fri July 27 at 8 pm ET on documentary Channel
In 1980, Robert Graham, a 73 year-old eccentric millionaire got the idea to create a Nobel Prize winning sperm bank.
Earth: One Amazing Day

Earth: One Amazing Day

Sunday July 29 at 9 pm ET/PT on documentary Channel
An astonishing journey that reveals the awesome power of the natural world, tracking the sun from the highest mountains to the remotest islands to exotic jungles over the course of one single day.
Al Purdy Was Here

Al Purdy Was Here

Wed Aug 1 at 7pm ET & 8pm PT on documentary Channel
Rock star, racnteur and rabble rouser, a profile of one of the greatest names in Canadian poetry.
Cheer Up

Cheer Up

Fri August 3 at 8pm ET on documentary Channel
Miia, the ambitious coach of Finland’s worst competitive cheerleading team, is sick of losing.
Sweet Daddy Siki

Sweet Daddy Siki

Fri August 3 at 10pm ET on documentary Channel
Reginald "Sweet Daddy" Siki is a professional wrestling icon, successful country music singer, and household name.
Having Our Baby: The Surrogacy Boom

Having Our Baby: The Surrogacy Boom

Saturday August 4 at 7 pm ET on Documentary Channel
Hundreds of Canadian women have babies for strangers for free. Explore Canada's exploding surrogacy business.
ABU

ABU

Sunday August 5 at 9 pm ET/PT on documentary Channel
Gay muslim filmmaker, Arshad Khan, explores his complicated relationship with his father — a universal story of family, love, migration and self-identity.
Searching for Sugar Man

Searching for Sugar Man

Tues August 7 at 9pm ET & 10pm PT
Academy Award-winner for Best Documentary feature, Searching for Sugar Man explores the mysterious life of the artist known as Rodriguez, a Detroit musician who bombed...
When I Walk

When I Walk

Wed August 8 at 7pm ET/9pm PT on documentary Channel
An emotional documentary filled with unexpected moments of humor and joy, WHEN I WALK is a life-affirming film driven by a young man's determination to survive--and to make sense of a devastating disease through the art of cinema.
I Am What I Play

I Am What I Play

Friday August 10 at Midnight ET/ 9pm PT on documentary Channel
From the 1960s to the 1980s, the rock radio DJ played an unprecedented creative role in the rock music world. Where are they now -- and how did they reinvent themselves as the medium changed?
Melody Makers

Melody Makers

Friday August 10 at 10 PM ET on documentary Channel
MELODY MAKERS captures the birth of music journalism during the zeitgeist of rock n’ roll.
Loretta Lynn:  Still a Mountain Girl

Loretta Lynn:  Still a Mountain Girl

Friday August 10 at 8pm ET on documentary Channel
Still a Mountain Girl features never-before-seen home movies, performances and photos, as well as insightful interviews with her friends and fellow musicians.
BorderLine

BorderLine

Sat August 11 at 7pm ET
BorderLine explores the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks as experienced by ordinary people living and working along the Canada-U.S. border. The film follows award-winning...
Lunarcy!

Lunarcy!

Sat August 11 at 11pm ET & 8pm PT
With wry humor and affection, Simon Ennis' LUNARCY! follows a disparate group of dreamers and schemers who share one thing in common; they've all devoted...
No Avoiding Clichés

No Avoiding Clichés

Sunday August 12 at 8 pm ET/PT on documentary Channel
Eighties sensation Alfie Zappacosta battles stage fright and addiction to re-invent himself as a musician.
League of Exotique Dancers

League of Exotique Dancers

Sunday August 12 at 9 pm ET/ 10pm PT on documentary Channel
Get an eye-opening “backstage tour” of the golden age of Burlesque through the colourful lives of unforgettable women who made it glitter.
The Dark Charisma of Hitler

The Dark Charisma of Hitler

Wednesday at 9 pm ET/10pm PT starting Aug 15 on documentary Channel
Adolf Hitler seemed an unlikely leader, so how did he manage to turn from a nobody in 1913 into the chancellor and fuehrer of the German people?
Eva Hesse

Eva Hesse

Friday August 17 at 10pm ET/ 7pm ET on documentary Channel
As the wild ride of the 1960’s came to a close, Eva Hesse, a 34 year-old German-born American artist was cresting the wave of a swiftly rising career.
The River of My Dreams

The River of My Dreams

Fri August 17 at 8pm ET on documentary Channel
Multi-award-winning actor Gordon Pinsent is one of Canada’s most beloved performers, directors and writers, and after an illustrious six decade career, he shows no signs of slowing down.
Secret Life of Dogs (Season 2)

Secret Life of Dogs (Season 2)

Sundays at 8 pm ET starting Aug 19 on documentary Channel
Why have we developed such a unique and long-lasting relationship with our four-legged friends?
Rwanda & Juliet

Rwanda & Juliet

Tues Aug 21 at 11pm ET/ 8pm PT on documentary Channel
Explore the thin line between love and hate in Shakespeare's work in this surprisingly charming and uplifting feature documentary set in Kigali, Rwanda.
Meru

Meru

Wed Aug 22 at 7pm ET/ 11pm PT on documentary Channel
Three lifelong friends attempt to climb Shark's Fin on Mount Meru, the ultimate prize in big-wall climbing.
Song of Lahore

Song of Lahore

Fri August 24 at 10pm ET on documentary Channel
Islamization, ethnic divisions, war and corruption have torn apart the cultural fabric of Pakistan, and the sounds of the tabla no longer drift through the old city's bazaar.
After the Last River

After the Last River

Fri August 24 at 8pm ET on documentary Channel
The remote community of Attawapiskat lurches from crisis to crisis, while facing mounting environmental issues and an inability to directly benefit from resource revenues.
Hue: A Matter of Colour

Hue: A Matter of Colour

Saturday August 25 at 11pm ET/ 8pm PT
How black is black enough? How black is too black? What can you gain from being a light-skinned Indian, and what can you lose from...
Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

Sunday August 26 at 9 pm ET/PT on documentary Channel
Hollywood star Hedy Lamarr, once know as the world's most beatiful woman, was a technological pioneer who also invented a covert communication system the is now the basis of secure WiFi.
Kandahar Journals

Kandahar Journals

Tues Aug 28 at 11pm ET/ 8pm PT on documentary Channel
April 2006. Photojournalist Louie Palu, finds himself in the midst of body parts and the smell of burned flesh.
Cafe Nagler

Cafe Nagler

Tues Aug 28 at 9pm ET/ 10pm PT on documentary Channel
Mor Kaplansky, the film's director embarks on a journey to find out what's left of her family's legendary café.
Hadwin’s Judgement

Hadwin’s Judgement

Wed August 29 at 7pm ET/8 pm PT on documentary Channel
A hybrid docudrama chronicling the true story of THE GOLDEN SPRUCE, spellbinding environmentalism, obsession and myth.
Outlaw Tech

Outlaw Tech

Six-part series Mondays starting September 3 at 10 pm ET/PT on documentary Channel
Go inside true stories of crazy heists and epic crimes, where cunning criminals use ingenious science to outfox the high-security defenses of impregnable fortresses and walk away with millions.
Cielo

Cielo

Sunday Sept 9 at 9pm ET/PT on documentary Channel
An exploration of the crazy beauty of the night sky in the Atacama Desert, one of the best places on our planet to explore and contemplate its splendour.
The Oslo Diaries

The Oslo Diaries

Wednesday Sept 12 at 10pm ET/PT on documentary Channel
A small group of Israelis and Palestinians meet secretly to negotiate an end to the bloodshed in 1992.
How To Prepare For Prison

How To Prepare For Prison

Sunday Sept 23 at 9pm ET/PT on documentary Channel
The high-stakes, dramatic stories of three families as they prepare for possible prison.
Like A Pebble In The Boot

Like A Pebble In The Boot

Sunday October 14 at 9pm ET/PT on documentary Channel
Meet Senegalese street vendors in Florence who migrated to Europe hoping for a better future for their families.
Bachman

Bachman

Sunday October 28 at 9pm ET/PT on documentary Channel
A profile of one of the most prolific and legendary artists in the history of Canadian music.
Anote’s Ark

Anote’s Ark

Sunday November 4 at 9pm ET/PT on documentary Channel
Kiribati, a low-laying island nation on the Pacific is one of the first countries to face rises sea-levels
Transformer

Transformer

Sunday November 18 at 9 pm ET/PT on documentary Channel
From white trash kid to world record power lifter, Matt Kroczaleski faces his most challenging feat of strength yet: becoming a woman.

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