CBC Newsworld Presents a Documentary Workshop




You are cordially invited to share in…


One life, one family, one community


Workshop & Information Session:

Saturday, April 29, 2021

3 pm – 4:30 pm

Westin, 10135 100th St, Edmonton, Chairman Room


FAMILY SECRETS – a new documentary series produced by CBC Newsworld – seeks to hire THREE directors from across Canada who can bring to the project compelling characters, strong narratives, and great access … and bring to the film raw emotion, real experiences, and a sense of revelation.


Each filmmaker will direct a one-hour documentary that shows what it’s like to live inside, and to be a part of, a certain cultural/ethnic community. It’s about getting to know our neighbours … about what goes on behind invisible walls; invisible borders … or the boundaries we set between communities.


There are more than a hundred ethnic groups in Canada … yet in spite of all the talk about multiculturalism and diversity … we know very little about them … that’s because we live side by side, not together … each cultural enclave a world unto itself.


FAMILY SECRETS believes that in one life, one family or one community…a wealth of stories, history, and human drama wait to be revealed.


We invite you to share with us your story…


Interested directors are encouraged to attend the Workshop & Information Session to meet with the CBC program executive-in-charge; discuss their ideas in detail; brainstorm; and get on the right track in preparation for the May 22nd FAMILY SECRETS PROPOSAL DEADLINE.

Please check the following website for more information before registering:



To RSVP for the workshop, or for further inquiries, please contact:

Angie Glesby, Program Development Coordinator, CBC Prairies

Space is limited for the workshop.

Please RSVP by April 25:  [email protected]