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]