Watch a great Canadian film and then join us for an interactive discussion with the filmmakers, stars, and student peers across the country.
RCtv Livestreams offer teachers a compelling way to use Canadian films in the classroom to cover timely topics such as diversity, inclusion, and Reconciliation from a distinctly Canadian perspective. Students get the opportunity to engage in conversation with their peers from all across the country and with filmmakers, stars, or other special guests. The event includes lesson plans, support resources, and of course, access to the film. See below for more details.
For those who are unable to participate live on the event day, an interactive recording will also be available immediately afterwards.
Stay tuned to find out about our next livestream! You can also order our past livestreams (see below for details).
In addition to the livestreams, teachers also get:
- Access to the Canadian film(s) discussed in each livestream
- Lesson plans that connect the films and themes to the curriculum
- Resources to help teachers guide a discussion of sensitive content with students
- A list of Bonus Films on the same themes that can be borrowed to extend learning
All free of charge!
HOW DOES IT WORK?
- REGISTER: Fill out our online registration form to access the livestream
- BEFORE THE LIVESTREAM: Watch the film(s) with your students via a streaming link or DVD provided by REEL CANADA
- LIVESTREAM: Log in to watch the live show, or a recording of the livestream
- PARTICIPATE: From their own devices, students access our interactive platform to participate via polling questions, instant reactions, discussion threads, and more
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
- Any publicly-funded school in Canada
- The entire programme is suitable for in-class or remote learning
- Specific grade levels are listed on the page for each livestream
- Watching a recording? Your students can still log in to our interactive platform to read and contribute to the discussion
- This year’s Livestreams will be conducted in English, but bilingual access to both will be available through subtitled recordings, and lesson plans are offered in both official languages.
ORDER PAST LIVESTREAMS
RCtv: Celebrating Cross-Cultural Stories
Designed for high schools, this livestream showcases the film “Breakaway” and was presented as part of National Canadian Film Day 2023.
RCtv: Indigenous Realities Livestream
Designed for Grades 6-8, this event showcases five thought-provoking short films by Indigenous artists in Canada, followed by an interactive conversation with filmmaker Lisa Jackson (Anishinaabe), moderated by Ronnie Dean Harris (Stō:lo/St’át’imc/N’laka’pamux).
RCtv: Celebrating Indigenous Stories
Designed for high schools, this livestream showcases the Indigenous-made thriller “Night Raiders”, which was nominated for 11 Canadian Screen Awards. Enjoy a conversation with director Danis Goulet (Cree/Métis), and young star Brooklyn Letexier-Hart (Cree/Métis), presented as part of the National Canadian Film Day 2022.
Black History Month Livestream
For Grades 6-8, the Black History Month Livestream showcases a variety of Canadian short films focused on Black stories and perspectives on the theme of anti-racism. The event features a thought-provoking conversation with Alicia K. Harris, director of “Pick”.
French Language Livestream
Presented entirely in French, this anti-racism livestream spotlights a variety of Canadian short films showcasing Indigenous perspectives, Black perspectives and the impact of xenophobia. The event features a conversation with award-winning filmmaker Kimberley Ann Surin, and is suitable for Grades 9-12.
Black & Indigenous Realities in Canada Livestream
Designed for Grades 9-12, this livestream explores the intersection of Black and Indigenous experiences, as addressed by the celebrated films “Mighty Jerome” and “Rustic Oracle”.
Indigenous Realities in Canada Livestream
This livestream for grades 9-12 features a conversation with Sarain Fox (Anishnaabe), host of the documentary series “Rise”.