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Generation Jobless

GENERATION JOBLESS delves into why so many young Canadians are overeducated and underemployed.

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Generation Boomerang

51% of young Canadian adults between 20 and 29 still live with their parents.   What the heck is going on?

GENERATION BOOMERANG examines why so many of today's young adults are slow to launch. GENERATION BOOMERANG is directed by Sharon Bartlett and Maria LeRose, who also produced the documentary with Sue Ridout.

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Hyper Parents & Coddled Kids

Kids today are the most overprotected, overindulged, and overscheduled in history. Is all of this attention giving the next generation a competitive edge, or creating new problems that will last a lifetime? Hyper Parents & Coddled Kids reports from the front line of the frenzied parenting trend.

Directed by Sharon Bartlett and Maria LeRose and produced by Sharon Bartlett, Maria LeRose and Sue Ridout for CBC's Doc Zone.

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Desperately Seeking Doctors

As Canadians, we loved to brag about our efficient and universal health care system that was the envy of the world. But the system is broken, and nearly 5 million Canadians are now without a family doctor. "Desperately Seeking Doctors" sets out on a cross-country journey, talking to ordinary Canadians, doctors, and health care experts to investigate the present crisis, its causes and possible solutions.

Directed by Sharon Bartlett and Maria LeRose and produced by Sharon Bartlett, Maria LeRose and Sue Ridout for CBC's Doc Zone.

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Children, Youth and Mental Health

This powerful 4-part series offers practical tools to understanding the problems and finding solutions to mental health problems among children and youth such as depression, anxiety and psychosis. Each documentary explores causes, symptoms, impact on family and treatment.

Produced by: Maria LeRose & Sharon Bartlett (Aired on Knowledge Network)

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Beyond Memory

An intimate revelation of what it's like to live with dementia, or to love someone with this disease.

Produced by: Maria LeRose & Sharon Bartlett (Aired on Knowledge Network)

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Maria LeRose & Associates LtdAutism:
The Road Back

A documentary that explores the realities facing parents of children with autism, and serves as a useful guide to diagnosis, treatment and support networks in British Columbia.

Produced by: Maria LeRose & Sharon Bartlett

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Maria LeRose & Associates LtdBetter Ask Nellie:
The Life & Times of Nellie Cournoyea

She was born on a trapline in Canada’s isolated Northern Arctic and is now one of the most powerful women in Canada; the CEO of a corporation worth hundreds of millions of dollars and a driving force behind the development of a $4 billion dollar northern natural gas pipeline.

Produced by: Maria LeRose & Sharon Bartlett

 

Maria LeRose & Associates LtdLiving With Depression

An exploration of this debilitating – sometimes fatal – condition and the keys to recovery.

Produced by: Maria LeRose & Sharon Bartlett

 

Maria LeRose & Associates LtdFAS:
When the Children Grow Up

When a pregnant woman drinks, so does her baby. Alcohol causes irreparable harm in the brain of the developing fetus and there is no cure. It’s a lifelong condition. This documentary explores the realities experienced by adults living with fetal alcohol syndrome.

Produced by: Maria LeRose & Sharon Bartlett

 

Maria LeRose & Associates LtdTales from the Tickle Trunk:
The Life and Times of Ernie Coombs (Mr. Dressup)

For 32 years he opened the doors to a world of imagination when he lifted the lid on his famous Tickle Trunk and shared in the antics of his faithful puppet friends, Casey and Finnegan. A look back at the career of Canada’s favorite children’s entertainer – Mr. Dressup.

Produced by: Maria LeRose & Sharon Bartlett

 

In The Company Of Women

A daytime talk show that celebrated the art of conversation among the best talkers in the world — women. This series ran for three seasons.

Produced by: Maria LeRose & Sharon Bartlett

 

Maria LeRose & Associates LtdGrowing up Canadian:
The Life & Times of The Friendly Giant, Mr. Dressup and Fred Penner

A whimsical, warm look back at three men who represent the golden years of Canadian children's programming on CBC Television. The Friendly Giant (Bob Homme), Mr. Dressup (Ernie Coombs), and Fred Penner.

Produced by: Maria LeRose & Sharon Bartlett

 

Rising Stars:
The Life & Times of Wesley Chu, Alexandre Despatie, and Estella Warren

Eight-year-old Calgary pianist Wesley Chu, 14-year-old Quebec diving champion Alexandre Despatie, and 21-year-old Peterborough supermodel Estella Warren – three young Canadians whose lives are defined by early success. This documentary focuses on the sacrifices and challenges of balancing a successful career with just being a kid.

Produced by: Maria LeRose & Sharon Bartlett

 

Maria LeRose & Associates LtdTop Cop:
The Life & Times of Christine Silverberg

Every day her comic strip 'For Better or For Worse is enjoyed by 10 million readers worldwide. Lynn Johnston is not afraid to tackle real-life issues – from parenting to middle-age spread to prejudice. 'For Better or For Worse' often reflects the real events in its creator’s life.

Produced by: Maria LeRose & Sharon Bartlett

 

Maria LeRose & Associates LtdLynn's Looking Glass:
The Life & Times of Lynn Johnston

Every day her comic strip 'For Better or For Worse is enjoyed by 10 million readers worldwide. Lynn Johnston is not afraid to tackle real-life issues – from parenting to middle-age spread to prejudice. 'For Better or For Worse' often reflects the real events in its creator’s life.

Produced by: Maria LeRose & Sharon Bartlett

 

Maria LeRose & Associates LtdRebel With a Cause:
The Life and Times of Doris Anderson

Long before Betty Freidan or Ms Magazine, Doris Anderson, former editor of Chatelaine magazine, transformed this conservative Canadian women’s magazine into a ‘little red book’ of early feminism. The life story of a woman who became one of the most powerful advocates for women’s rights in Canada.

Produced by: Maria LeRose & Sharon Bartlett

 

Maria LeRose & Associates LtdOne More Time:
The Life & Times of Anne Murray

This documentary goes on the road with Anne Murray and provides a rare glimpse into the private life of this internationally-acclaimed singing superstar.

Produced by: Maria LeRose & Sharon Bartlett

 

Maria LeRose & Associates LtdLearning A Living:
The Future of Work

In the 90’s, cut-backs and down-sizing became the norm as companies struggled to become more competitive in a global economy. This ten-part series explored the changing world of work, offering insight and advice to workers trying to come to grips with the new reality.

Produced by: Maria LeRose & Sharon Bartlett

 

Glass Houses

Two one-hour specials that focus on family life. 'Can a Marriage Survive Children?', deals with the transition couples make when they become parents. 'When I Was Your Age' looks at the relationship between teenagers and their mid-life parents.

Produced by: Maria LeRose & Sharon Bartlett

 

Insight:
Healing From Abuse

Those who suffer from abuse, physical or mental, often have trouble gaining control over their lives. This six-part series explores the ways individuals use art, music and performance to move away from abuse toward healing.

Produced by: Maria LeRose & Sharon Bartlett