TLN Original Documentaries


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.

Hombres Invisibles
2014 TLN Original Documentary: 60 min

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”.

Bienvenidos A Lulaworld
2014 TLN Original Documentary: 60 min

Bienvenidos a LulaWorld is a TV musical extravaganza featuring an eclectic line up of musical artists that showcases the depth, variety and caliber of the Latin and world music scene in Canada. The LulaWorld Festival is a presentation of Toronto’s Lula Music and Arts Centre founded by Artistic Director Jose Ortega.

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’. 

Casa Dolce Casa
Italian TLN Original Documentary: 60 min

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.



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