Highlights of TLN Original Productions
Over the years, TLN has renewed its commitment to producing exclusive Canadian made original
programs highlighting the people, events and issues that matter most to Italian and Hispanic Canadians.
New programs coming in 2015 and 2016 include several marquis documentary projects such as Salseros – Una Forma de Vida, Como Pez En El Hielo, Maya En Regina, Yo Juego, La Dottoressa Dominique Corti, L’Italiese – Una Lingua Nuova per Un Mondo Nuovo and Storie D’all Orto.
The following are descriptions of a selected sample of TLN’s original Canadian documentaries:
Bailando: La Historia de la Música Latina en Canadás
2014 TLN Original Documentary: 60 min
Bailando: La Historia de la Música Latina en Canadás explores the popularity of Latin Music in Canada. Through a series of in-depth interviews with top- Latin music personalities, Bailando showcases how Latinos and Latinas are bringing personal experiences of immigration and cultural engagement to create a unique popular culture in Canada.
Nuestra Historia: Hispanos en Canadá
2014 TLN Original Documentary: 60 min
Nuestra Historia: Hispanos en Canadá is the story of the Hispanic community in Canada. Through a series of personal reflections, this documentary traces the history, the growth and the success of Canada's fastest growing ethnic community, providing a unique focus on each immigrant’s perspective and exploring their common connection to Canada.
This moving documentary places the spotlight on one of Canada's most vulnerable communities: migrant workers. With the majority arriving from Mexico, Los Hombres Invisibles examines the challenges and personal journeys of Canada's “invisible men”.
1943: Operazione Husky, Lo Sbarco Canadese in Sicilia
2014 Italian TLN Original Documentary: 90 min
An in-depth look at the vital contribution made by the 1st Canadian Infantry division during the Sicilian campaign in 1943. A Canadian national success story, Operation Husky highlights the importance of Canada’s victory in Sicily and its impact on the success of the Allied Forces efforts in the liberation of Europe.
Fanaticos / Fanáticos
TLN Original Documentary: Italian & Spanish Language: 60 min
A uniquely Canadian, multilingual approach to examining the passion that Canadians of Euro-Latin descent have brought to soccer in Canada. For many, soccer is not a game – it’s a religion, a universal language that unites nations and breaks down all cultural barriers! TLN’s new original documentary Fanaticos takes an in-depth look at this phenomenon. For many Latin American and Italian Canadian fans, soccer is ingrained into their culture. Join us as we take a peek into the lives and stories of local soccer ‘fanaticos’.
Explores the impact Italian culture has had on home building and design in Canada. The documentary looks at the multiple influences that shape design concepts affecting how we build dwellings and live in them, including a perfect cold cellar (cantina) for homemade wine.
Non Solo Buste e Bomboniere
Italian TLN Original Documentary: 60 min
Have you ever been to an Italian wedding in Canada? The seven-course meal, the 400 guests, the endless food and pomp! The documentary explores how Canadians of Italian descent meet the challenges and contradictions of maintaining family traditions.
Le Storie Della Mia Vita
2012 Italian TLN Original Documentary: 60 min
A follow up to the TLN original documentary Raccontami, this new documentary expands upon the scope of the original production with more characters, stories and insight into the unrelenting joys and challenges of the Italian immigrant experiences in Montreal.
TD Salsa in Toronto Festival
Al Calor de la Cocina
Alex Polizzi's Secret Italy
Alex Polizzi's Secret Spain
Amore Al Dente
Betty White's Off Their Rockers
Catherine's Italian Kitchen
Cinema Paradiso Sundays
David Rocco’s Dolce Vita
David Rocco's Dolce India
David Rocco's Dolce India Season 2
David Rocco's Dolce Napoli
Funny You Should Ask
Gino's Italian Escape
In the Kitchen with Stefano Faita
James & Thom's Pizza Pilgrimage
Latin Lover 2: Beauty and Ambition
Lidia's Italy In America
Mexico: One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless
Michela's Tuscan Kitchen
Patis Mexican Table
Second Chance Summer
September to Remember
There's No Taste Like Home
TLN Original Documentaries
When In Florence
When In Rome
When Patrick Met Kylie: A Love (of Food) Story