On Docs

Join Colin Ellis for this podcast on documentaries and the stories they tell. He'll introduce you to filmmakers who give us fascinating takes on people, perspectives and what it means to be human.


Air Date: December 10, 2021 - 15:18
Colin Ellis and Nam Kiwanuka are joined by TVO's slate of documentary and podcast people to recommend the best docs for the holidays.
Air Date: December 03, 2021 - 32:53
Colin Ellis and Nam Kiwanuka take a deep dive into the friendship and eventual fallout between Malcolm X and Muhammed Ali in Netflix's new documentary about two titans.
Air Date: November 26, 2021 - 30:50
Director Karen Shopsowitz and producer Meredith Usher join On Docs to discuss "Magic Shadows, Elwy Yost: A Life in Movies."
Air Date: November 19, 2021 - 29:37
Directors Sharon Lewis and Vinay Giridhar join On Docs to discuss the intersections of faith, culture, and sexuality in their latest documentaries.
Air Date: November 12, 2021 - 38:19
Elamin Abdelmahmoud joins On Docs to discuss celebrity documentaries from pop stars Billie Eilish and Demi Lovato, and what we get out of them.
Air Date: November 05, 2021 - 23:58
Alanis Obomsawin joins On Docs to discuss "Honour to Senator Murray Sinclair," which explores the importance of talking about residential schools.
Air Date: October 29, 2021 - 34:51
Eva Orner joins On Docs to discuss her documentary, "Burning," which explores Australia's Black Summer and the alarms sounding on the climate crisis.
Air Date: October 22, 2021 - 28:37
Barry Avrich joins On Docs to discuss Oscar Peterson: Black + White, which explores Peterson's legacy as one of the greatest pianists of all time.
Air Date: October 15, 2021 - 46:45
Deeyah Khan joins On Docs to discuss Muslim in America: Legacy of Fear, which explores the discrimination faced by Muslims in a post-9/11 world.
Air Date: October 08, 2021 - 27:02
Frishta Bastan, an Afghan-Canadian poet and community organizer, on the beauty of Afghanistan.
Air Date: October 08, 2021 - 35:08
Journalist and filmmaker Julian Sher discusses the TVO Original documentary "Ghosts of Afghanistan."
Air Date: October 01, 2021 - 1:21
Colin Ellis and Nam Kiwanuka explore fascinating documentaries with the filmmakers who bring them to life. New episodes start October 8th.