Documentaries

Seeing Canada (2017) (Six-part series) (CPAC)

The first three episodes of #SeeingCanada are available to watch online here. The full series will air on CPAC and on public TV stations in the USA including PBS in January, 2018. Click here it see a promo of the series #SeeingCanada.

In January the full series will start airing on public TV stations in the USA including PBS.
Here is the schedule for CPAC: cpac.ca/en/full-schedule/
Seeing Canada’s facebook page: facebook.com/SeeingCanada/

Here are descriptions of the first three episodes:

1. Canadian journalist Brandy Yanchyk explores Nimmo Bay in British Columbia’s Great Bear Rainforest, followed by an authentic indigenous experience with the Great Spirit Circle Trail on Manitoulin Island, Ontario.

2. Canadian journalist Brandy Yanchyk travels to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan to learn about the local foodie scene and explore Waneskewin Heritage Park. Next, she travels to Winnipeg, Manitoba, where she visits the Canadian Museum for Human Rights and learns about the city’s secret Hermetic Code.

3. Canadian journalist Brandy Yanchyk travels on horseback to the famous Plain of Six Glaciers Trail in Lake Louise. Next, she experiences Niagara Falls by helicopter and boat, followed by a trip to a local Niagara winery.

The Dinosaur Echo (2017) (45 min) (CBC/CBC Documentary Channel)

The Dinosaur Echo introduces us to unknown boneheads and up-and-coming palaeontologists who are leading research and advancing palaeontology in Alberta and British Columbia.

Dino Trails (2017) (5 x 10 min series) (TELUS Optik Local)

See the 5 Part series online here or on TELUS Optik Local’s VOD channel.
Dino Trails reveals the latest dinosaur discoveries in Canada that are making headlines around the world and explains why these locations are famous.

The Prize of the Prize (2016) (45 Minutes) (CBC/CBC Documentary Channel)

“The Price of the Prize” is a new documentary by Canadian filmmaker Brandy Yanchyk about the First Nations fight to end grizzly bear trophy hunting in the Great Bear Rainforest in British Columbia. The film follows the Heiltsuk, Kitasoo Xai’xais and Gitga’at First Nations as they enforce their ban on trophy hunting through the presence of Coastal Guardian Watchmen. The documentary also shows how the environmental group the Raincoast Conservation Foundation is purchasing grizzly bear trophy hunting licenses in the Great Bear Rainforest to try to stop the commercial trophy hunt. “The Price of the Prize” gives the viewer unique access to Canada’s First Nations and provides the audience with a breath taking view of many majestic animals that live in the Great Bear Rainforest including grizzly and bear bears and the elusive Spirit Bear.

Ambassadors of the Sky (2016) (45 Minutes) (CBC/CBC Documentary Channel)

“Ambassadors of the Sky” is a new documentary by Brandy Yanchyk about dark skies. It will air on CBC’s Absolutely Canadian and CBC’s Documentary Channel in the summer of 2016.

Star Trails (2016) (5 x 10 min series) (TELUS Optik Local)

From the Aurora Borealis to deep sky photography, see what delights astrophotographers find in the skies of Alberta and British Columbia.

“Star Trails” is a new five part documentary series by filmmaker Brandy Yanchyk. It explores dark sky preserves and star parties in Alberta and British Columbia. The series follows amateur astronomers and astrophotographers who are obsessed with the night sky.

“Star Trails” will air on TELUS Optik Local starting in June 2016. It is made possible with a grant from TELUS Optik Local Community Programming and is available for free on demand on TELUS Optik TV.

Coastal Revival (2016) (5 x 10 mins series ) (TELUS Optik Local)

Meet the people who are using ecotourism to keep British Columbia’s coast alive.

“Coastal Revival” is a new five part documentary series by filmmaker Brandy Yanchyk.
It tells the story of how the Raincoast Conservation Foundation and First Nations are using the power of ecotourism to preserve the majestic animals of British Columbia’s coast. The series will air on TELUS Optik Local starting in May 2016.
“Coastal Revival” is made possible with a grant from TELUS Optik Local Community Programming and is available for free on demand on TELUS Optik TV

Becoming Albertan (2015) (47’30) (Rogers’ OMNI TV) (APP) (Website: BecomingAlbertan.com)

Becoming Albertan” is a travel documentary, APP, website and thirty-two three minute vignettes by filmmaker Brandy Yanchyk which focus on experiences new Canadians and immigrants can have when they come to Alberta.


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Employment Matters Too (2015) (45 minutes) (CBC / CBC Documentary Channel)

Employment Matters Too” is a documentary that discovers how large corporations benefit from hiring employees with intellectual disabilities.
View the promo here: https://vimeo.com/134334215 .
If you live in Canada you can watch “Employment Matters Too” online here.

Employment Matters (2015) (45 minutes) (CBC / CBC Documentary Channel)

Employment Matters” is a documentary that explores the untapped market and huge potential of the intellectually disabled in the workplace.
View the promo here: https://vimeo.com/132354432
If you live in Canada you can watch the documentary on CBC.ca here.