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Doc Zone

Season 8 2013 - 2014

  • 2013-10-03T00:00:00-04:00 on CBC (CA)
  • 60 mins
  • 21 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.

21 episodes

8x01 Zoo Revolution

  • Season Premiere

    2013-10-03T00:00:00-04:00 — 60 mins

Zoo Revolution takes the viewer deep inside the increasingly controversial debate about the value of zoos in the 21st century.

8x02 Deadly by Design

  • 2013-10-10T00:00:00-04:00 — 60 mins

Deadly By Design explores the lucrative business of illegal synthetic drugs in Canada.

8x03 NCR: Not Criminally Responsible

  • 2013-10-17T00:00:00-04:00 — 60 mins

Julie Bouvier who was nearly stabbed to death by a man in a psychotic frenzy because "the devil told him to kill the prettiest girl in the mall" is shocked to find he is released from the mental hospital and terrified that he will come after her.

8x04 Flying Solo

  • 2013-10-24T00:00:00-04:00 — 60 mins

A look at one of the most radical and consequential social movements of our time – the global trend toward living alone. In Canada, there are now more one person households than couple households with kids. Why is this happening and why does it matter?

8x05 Superstitious Minds

  • 2013-10-31T00:00:00-04:00 — 60 mins

We embrace our superstitions even though we live in the most scientifically advanced time in all of history. Is superstition the tonic we need to face a more frightening world?

8x06 Bite Me: The Bed Bug Invasion

  • 2013-11-14T00:00:00-05:00 — 60 mins

Doc Zone burrows into the world of these miniature night crawlers and reveals the oversized impact they’re having on our daily lives. We nearly eradicated them in the 20th century, so why are they now staging a major comeback?

8x07 The Condo Game

  • 2013-11-21T00:00:00-05:00 — 60 mins

Look at the forces at play behind the fastest moving condo market in North America, Toronto, and discover that the glittering glass hides a sea of troubles.

8x08 How We Got Gay

  • 2013-11-28T00:00:00-05:00 — 60 mins

HOW WE GOT GAY tells the incredible story of how gay men and women went from being the ultimate outsiders to occupying the halls of power.

8x10 Slaves to Habit

  • 2014-01-02T00:00:00-05:00 — 60 mins

Smoking, overeating, shopping, nail-biting… we all have a habit that we would like to get rid of, but where the brain is willing, the body is often weak. We take an in-depth look at habits and the new science on the interaction between brain chemistry and self-control.

8x11 The Motherload

  • 2014-01-09T00:00:00-05:00 — 60 mins

Whether you’re an unemployed single mom or a Fortune 500 CEO with a new baby, women today are experiencing a motherload like never before. Women still lag behind men in income, full-time employment and senior management positions. Doc Zone investigates why we are not yet living in a 50--50 world.

8x12 To The Rescue

  • 2014-01-16T00:00:00-05:00 — 60 mins

As more urban adventurers seek recreational thrills than ever before, search and rescue teams are pushed to the limit trying to save them. Doc Zone follows dramatic searches as they unfold, and finds a rescue system patched together with volunteers who risk their own lives to save others.

8x13 Officeland

  • 2014-01-23T00:00:00-05:00 — 60 mins

No doors. No walls. And coming soon to an office near you. Open concept design is becoming ubiquitous in workspaces. Advocates say it encourages better interaction amongst employees. Critics say it's noisy and distracting. So what's driving this?

8x14 Defying Putin

  • 2014-01-30T00:00:00-05:00 — 60 mins

A behind-the-scenes look at justice and democracy with 3 unforgettable people - the man President Putin may fear the most; the maverick fighting Moscow for control of his city; and his romantic partner, a journalist battling political persecution – all risking everything to make change in Russia.

8x15 Love Under Cuban Skies

  • 2014-03-20T00:00:00-04:00 — 60 mins

An exploration of female sex tourism in Cuba and the story of 3 Canadian women and their Cuban lovers. Who is exploiting whom?

8x16 Angry Kids Stressed Out Parents

  • 2014-03-22T00:00:00-04:00 — 60 mins

Angry Kids & Stressed Out Parents demonstrates how to stop crime - before potential criminals graduate grade one.

8x17 Mission Asteroid

  • 2014-04-03T00:00:00-04:00 — 60 mins

The asteroid threat is real. So are the heroes that can stop it.

8x18 Mystery of the Bell

  • 2014-04-10T00:00:00-04:00 — 60 mins

Modern sleuthing solves the century-old intrigue shrouding the stolen Bell of Batoche.

8x19 The Secret World of Gold

  • 2014-04-18T00:00:00-04:00 — 60 mins

The Secret World of Gold is a documentary exploring the power and politics of gold, a precious metal with more allure and fascination than any other. Valued for its permanence, beauty and scarcity, people will lie, cheat, steal and kill in the name of gold.

8x20 The New Green Giants

  • 2014-09-20T21:00:00-04:00 — 60 mins

Exposes the complex and controversial world of today's organic food industry.

8x21 Twin Life: Sharing Mind and Body

  • 2014-10-02T21:00:00-04:00 — 60 mins

Shot over the course of 2013, Twin Life: Sharing Mind and Body is character and science driven and structured around key events in the twins' year. These include a medical trip to Vancouver, a first ever trip to the waterslides in Vernon, BC, the beginning of grade two, Halloween, and Tatiana and Krista’s seventh birthday party. Ann-Marie MacDonald navigates us seamlessly through difficult and joyful times that feature beautiful cinematography. The program uses select CGI (based on Tatiana and Krista’s Functional MRI’s) when dealing with the science of the twins’ medical condition. As Twin Life: Sharing Mind and Body reveals, Tatiana and Krista’s unusual connection has the potential to reveal fascinating aspects regarding consciousness, character, and empathy.