CANADA: THE STORY OF US is a 10 x 60-minute epic adventure history series for CBC, which tells the extraordinary tale of the diverse people, places and events that shaped Canada, including stories of change makers and rule breakers, dreamers and visionaries, scientists and entrepreneurs who forged a nation in a vast and harsh land.
Based on the internationally successful format created by Nutopia, and introduced by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the series combines fact-based drama with stunning CGI animation, and featuring interviews with more than 80 prominent Canadians such as Eugene Levy, Georges St-Pierre, Tatiana Maslany, Clement Virgo, Lilly Singh, Candy Palmater and David Suzuki.
John English, renowned Canadian historian and acclaimed author, and Gerald McMaster, Indigenous Arts Scholar, are the primary consultants on the series. Additional notable Canadian scholars and experts also provided historical expertise including Eldon Yellowhorn, Chair of First Nations Studies, Simon Fraser University; Margaret MacMillan; historian and professor at the University of Oxford; Charlotte Gray, author and historian; Hayden King, Assistant Professor, Carleton University; and Tim Cook, author and Canadian War Museum historian.
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