TVO filmmaker Alan Zweig talks about the inspiration for his latest film and how TVO helped him get there.
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In October 2011, Chief Theresa Spence of the Attawapiskat First Nation in northern Ontario declared a state of emergency because of the deplorable living conditions in her community. Homes on this isolated Cree reserve had gaping holes in the walls and floors, no electricity, no sewage lines, no heating or insulation - in temperatures that could fall below minus 40 degrees.
Recognizing the public concern regarding the game Pipe Trouble, TVO made the decision on March 22 to appoint two individuals of experience and independent standing to review the game in the context of TVO’s Programming Standards. TVO confirms that Trina McQueen and Rita Cugini have agreed to conduct the independent review.
TVO has rigourous editorial oversight processes in place to ensure that our Programming Standards are met. However, we recognize the public concern regarding Pipe Trouble and have therefore decided out of an abundance of care, to appoint two individuals of experience and independent standing to review the game in the context of TVO’s Programming Standards. Until this process is complete TVO has made the decision to remove Pipe Trouble from its website.
Stories have appeared today in some Ontario media questioning TVO’s involvement in the online game called Pipe Trouble. Pipe Trouble allows players to explore both the corporate and the environmental perspective of a complex issue. TVO, as a public educational media organization, does not endorse any one point-of-view.
What if you carried a gene that was responsible for a neurological disease that would mean the slow but certain degeneration of your mind and body? What if you knew that you would pass that gene on to your children? As predictive genetic testing becomes more and more advanced, the question many will be asked is “do you really want to know?”
TVO is proud to present the North American broadcast premiere of Ping Pong: Never Too Old for Gold – a film about ageing, mortality, friendship, ambition and love, whose characters are as diverse as the countries they represent.
8 players with 703 years between them compete in the World over-80s Table Tennis Championships in Inner Mongolia.
As one of 70 broadcasters participating in the worldwide Why Poverty? initiative, TVO commissioned 10 Ontario short films witnessing the stories of people dealing with poverty. One such story is that of Vac Verikaitis and his journey from rising star to living on $25 a day and eating at a soup kitchen.