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Doc Zone

Season 4 2009 - 2010

  • 2009-08-20T04:00:00Z on CBC (CA)
  • 60 mins
  • 1 day, 3 hours, 0 mins
  • Canada
  • English
  • Documentary

CBC's flagship documentary series explores and expands on the major issues of our time. Around the corner, around the world, our cameras bring viewers to the center of the stories everyone is talking about. Informed, exciting and eventful, DOC ZONE presents a sweeping panoramic view of what matters most to Canadians.

27 episodes

4x01 Malls R Us

  • Season Premiere

    2009-08-20T04:00:00Z — 60 mins

First Flight illustrates how flight has changed individuals and revolutionized a country. It captures the passion of a group of aviation devotees as they painstakingly stitch the canvas wings and hammer together a replica of the Silver Dart, hoping to experience the thrill of flying the same way the early pilots did.

From the beginning, air flight in Canada presented dizzying possibilities. But there were formidable hurdles to overcome. Canadian pilots and their flying machines would have to adapt to a landscape that looked untamable.

4x10 Canada, Above and Beyond - Lifelines

  • 2009-10-22T04:00:00Z — 60 mins

This episode explores how the airplane has become an indispensable tool - literally a lifeline - to those living in isolation or danger. Lifelines shows how Canadian pilots, and the expert teams and equipment they carry, are saving lives and offering hope at home and abroad.

Why do some people seek thrills and adventure in the sky? This episode explores the extraordinary deeds of men and women that defy imagination.

4x12 Berlin, 20 Years After

  • 2009-11-05T05:00:00Z — 60 mins

A celebration of the fall of the Berlin Wall, an event that changed the world's geo-political landscape forever.

4x13 After Elizabeth II

  • 2009-11-12T05:00:00Z — 60 mins

The future of the British monarchy is imperilled by the controversial Prince Charles, his reluctant son Prince William and Royal bad boy Prince Harry.

4x14 Up Against the Wall

  • 2009-11-19T05:00:00Z — 60 mins

Post 9/11 there are more walls and political barriers than ever. But do they work?

4x15 Carbon Hunters

  • 2009-11-26T05:00:00Z — 60 mins

The carbon trading market is worth billions but what does a carbon credit actually buy? And can carbon hunting save the planet?

4x16 The Secret World of Shoplifting

  • 2009-12-03T05:00:00Z — 60 mins

A look at the rise in retail crime and how the consumers' quest for the lowest discount price fuels the market for stolen merchandise.

4x17 Mounties Under Fire

  • 2010-01-21T05:00:00Z — 60 mins

Notorious for closing ranks, the RCMP opens up to documentary cameras - revealing a painfully flawed organization, fighting for its life.

4x18 CannaBiz

  • 2010-01-28T05:00:00Z — 60 mins

Investigates the secret economy of Canada's biggest cash crop - marijuana.

4x19 Hyper Parents and Coddled Kids

  • 2010-02-04T05:00:00Z — 60 mins

Kids today are the most overprotected, overindulged, and overscheduled in history. Is all of this attention giving the next generation a competitive edge, or creating new problems that will last a lifetime?

4x20 Google World

  • 2010-02-11T05:00:00Z — 60 mins

A behind-the-scenes look at Google to reveal how a search engine turned itself into a money making powerhouse and why it now wants to take us all into the brave new world of 'cloud computing'.

4x21 Tasered

  • 2010-02-18T05:00:00Z — 60 mins

400 people in North America have died after tasering - 27 of them in Canada. Do taser's risks outweigh its benefits?

The story of Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, Joseph Stalin and Emperor Hirohito of Japan. Each employed propaganda in their own way to gain absolute control over their citizens in the 1930's.

4x23 Love, Hate & Propaganda: Selling War

  • 2010-03-11T05:00:00Z — 60 mins

When Adolf Hitler begins his campaign of conquest in 1939, most Germans actually don't want war.

Adolf Hitler invades Russia with brutal efficiency. With an appeal to Russian nationalism, Communist dictator Joseph Stalin convinces millions to take up arms against the invincible Germans. Then the Japanese attack Pearl Harbour.

The story of how "total war" proves a major turning point for all combatants and how the stories propagandists on all sides told tell their populations have to be accordingly adjusted.

In order not to dampen morale, the Allies hide the true human cost of taking Normandy. As the war grinds on, more and more questions are being posed about what is happening to the Jews of Europe.

By 1945, propaganda machines that had geared populations for war now have to prepare them for peace. With the end of the war, and the beginning of the Cold War, enemies would become partners and allies would become foes.