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Writing the Land

In Indigenous, LGBTQ2+, Women, Youth



Writing the Land is an exploration of contemporary Canadian literature and the landscapes that continue to define it. Traveling across the country we catch up with twelve of Canada’s most exciting and ground breaking writers and storytellers, some of whom are part of Canada’s official delegation to Germany in 2021. 

With Edem Awumey, Ivan Coyote, Esi Edugyan, Catherine Hernandez, Uzma Jalaluddin, Aviaq Johnston, Catherine Leroux, Eden Robinson, Madeleine Thien, Katherena Vermette, Joshua Whitehead and Michael Winter.


Arte Mediathek as of October 16, 2021

GEM as of October 17, 2021

TOU.TV as of November 8, 2021

TV Broadcast 

CBC Television (1 p.m. to 2 p.m. ET)

October 17, 2021: Light and Rock

October 24, 2021: Trees and Water

ICI ARTV (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET)

October 18, 2021 – Eau et pierre

October 25, 2021 – Arbres et lumière


Oct 17, 2021 – Stein

Oct 24,  2021 – Wald

Oct 31, 2021 – Wasser 

Nov 7, 2021 – Licht


Writing the land is a four-part CBC/Radio-Canada and ZDF/ARTE co-production directed by Stephanie Weimar.


Oct 17 - Nov 7


French, German

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