December 14, 2016

Watch streaming media on Castro, Kim's and the bioblitz

TWU students and employees have access to CBC's Curio.ca streaming media site using this link and their TWU login.

Click on the titles for more information about these new releases

The secret path.
This powerful animated film tells the story of Chanie Wenjack, a 12-year-old Ojibwa boy who died of exposure in 1966 while running away from Cecilia Jeffrey Indian Residential School near Kenora, Ontario. The story is told through music by Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie and illustrations by graphic novelist Jeff Lemire. The Secret Path acknowledges a dark part of Canada’s history — the long-suppressed mistreatment of Indigenous children and families by the residential school system — with the hope of engaging all Canadians in the reconciliation process.

 Set in a Korean convenience store in Toronto, this adaptation of Ins Choi's award-winning Canadian play features a fiery Korean patriarch struggling with changes within his business, family and their local community.

Castro in the eyes of his loved ones. 
Fidel Castro, who recently celebrated his 89th birthday, was one of the most visible and polarizing figures of the latter half of the 20th century – a symbol of Third World revolution for some, an oppressive dictator for others. But behind the image and fiery speeches, who really was this man who survived over 600 assassination attempts? That’s what we find out in this compelling documentary, where people close to him reveal how he experienced key moments in his career, from the early days of the revolution, through the Cuban Missile Crisis, to the moment he signed his provisional resignation in front of the camera of filmmaker Roberto Chile. They also give us a glimpse of what Castro is like in private – his convictions, his doubts, his family life, and his extraordinary charm.

Every living thing: Experiencing the bioblitz.
 In this the United Nations Decade of Biodiversity (2011-2020), Every Living Thing follows a 20-year biodiversity research project to identify and catalogue as many species as possible in the province of New Brunswick.


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