Documentary's blog

Saturday, July 4 at 6 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT

Jaume Marquet is an eccentric outsider striving to become famous by streaking in front of the cameras at major televised sporting events under his alter ego “Jimmy Jump”. Jump! The World’s Greatest Streakers follows Jimmy’s journey from Barcelona to Madrid where he attempts to streak at the largest football match in Spain – “El Classico” – live in front of 80,000 spectators and 100 million people watching worldwide. But if Jimmy wants to be the best, he has to compete with a handful of streakers who are all striving for the same crown, and his journey to Madrid will open the doors into the eccentric world of professional sports streaking.

Wednesday, June 24 at 7 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT

Soorgal was only ten when he left his family in the mountains of northeastern Afghanistan. He was supposed to study for a year in Tajikistan, but it would take 16 years and a journey to Canada before he could return to his village. He was one of many Afghan children sent to Tajikistan during the Soviet occupation of their country. When civil war broke out on both sides of the border, many children were left stranded. Soorgul, along with his schoolmate Amir, were able to leave Tajikstan only after many years when Canada accepted them as refugees.

The Sweetest Embrace follows Soorgul and Amir on their treacherous journey towards the villages of their home country to reunite with their families.

Tuesday, June 23 at 6 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT

In its Canadian debut, Leaving the Fold tells the story of five young people born and raised within an ultra-Orthodox Jewish world who no longer wish to remain on the inside. The featured subjects in the film grew up in a sheltered society where deviation from the rules of conduct is often punishable by ostracism, intimidation or worse. As young adults they pay a steep price for abandoning their parents and community to seek the freedom to make their own choices.

From the Hasidic enclaves of Montreal, Brooklyn and Jerusalem, the filmmakers unveil stories of conflict coercion and struggle. Leaving the Fold is a film about complex, spiritual journeys in the opposite direction. It was written and directed by Eric R. Scott and produced by Frederic Bohbot and Evan Beloff.

World premiere on documentary on June 21 at 8 p.m. ET/9 p.m. PT

This film explores the bizarre and hilarious nature of people’s number one fear: public speaking. It examines the history and psychology of this fear while following Luke King, the film’s director, as he takes a public speaking class and attends Ontario’s largest provincial speech competition for kids. Just Say It! features candid interviews with Canadian celebrities including the CBC’s Peter Mansbridge, George Chuvalo and the cast of the Royal Canadian Air Farce as they attempt to help Luke shed some light on Canadians’ deepest fear.

Wednesday, June 17 at 8 p.m. ET

With 17,500 employees, a 2006 earning of $7.5 billion and operations in 46 countries, Monsanto is the world leader in genetically modified organisms (GMOs), as well as one of the most controversial corporations in industrial history. Since its founding in 1901, the company has faced numerous trials due to the toxicity of its products, from polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), to devastating herbicides like Agent Orange, used during the Vietnam war, and bovine growth hormones, which are yet unauthorized in Canada and banned in Europe.

Now, Monsanto has reinvented itself as a “life sciences” company where, thanks to its genetically modified seeds, engineered among other things to withstand Monsanto’s Roundup, the world’s bestselling herbicide, the company claims it wants to solve world hunger while reducing environmental damage. Where does the truth lie?

Based on a three-year investigation in North and South America, Europe and Asia, The World According to Monsanto reveals how Monsanto’s “renewed image” portrayed through their advertising hides its real agenda for market dominance, with harm to global food security and environmental stability. The World According to Monsanto was directed by Marie-Monique Robin and produced by Yves Fortin, Yves Bisaillon and Christian Medawar.

Premieres Monday, June 8, airing Mondays at 6:30 p.m. ET and Thursdays at 10:30 p.m. ET

A child serial killer terrorizes the city of Saskatoon; a high school student is tortured to death over the course of a weekend by a gang. The killer, a man who was pronounced clinically dead in an ambulance and later revived, embarked on a string of serial murders six months later. Injustice is a documentary crime series that looks and feels like nothing else on television. The eerie series explores tales of crime in the Canadian west, cutting from the past to the present, and to the historical conditions that lead to such heinous acts. Injustice was produced by Jarrett Rusnak from Dacian Productions in Regina, Saskatchewan.