Being Canadian Trailer & Clips


Being Canadian full movie is released on Sep 18, 2015. Watch Being Canadian online - the English Documentary movie from Canada. Being Canadian is directed by Robert Cohen and created by Robert Cohen with Robert Cohen and Kathy Griffin. Being Canadian is available online on fuboTV and Tubi TV.

BEING CANADIAN chronicles the real-life quest of Robert Cohen, a proud Canadian, who left his hometown of Calgary and moved to the U.S. to start a career as a TV comedy writer. He started noticing how people outside Canada knew very little about his beloved homeland. After decades of ignorance, insults, and indifference, he decides to do something about it. Rob sets off on an epic personal quest, driving across Canada from East to West, to confirm the country he identifies with is still as he remembers or changed. Interwoven with this journey are interviews with a variety of famous media personalities along with Canadian commoners he meets along the way. His deadline? Midnight on Canada Day, in Vancouver. Common topics dealt are Canadian culture of kindness, Inferiority complex and passive aggressive behavior, Roots of Canadian humor, Canadian circus, Partition of Quebec, Canada's national game, food, contributions...etc. Imagine 'Sherman's March', but wearing a toque and along the lines of xenophobe's guides !

As know as:

The History of Canadian Humour, Быть канадцем, Being Canadian

Release Date (Streaming):

Nov 21, 2016




English, French

Production Companies:

GRAiNEY Pictures, PurpleDOG

Official Site:

Official Facebook


An epic quest of apologetic proportions.


Adam Nayman
The Walrus
Being Canadian reifies stereotypes under the guise of deconstructing them, and panders to the pernicious idea of celebrity authority (with a few experts and plucked-from-the-crowd civilians sprinkled in for good measure).
by rottentomatoes, Jan 02, 2016
Michael Rechtshaffen
Los Angeles Times
It's all pleasant enough, but the film, ultimately more of a checklist than an in-depth analysis, never really shines any fresh light on Canada's identity crisis or gets to the source of all those preconceived notions.
by rottentomatoes, Sep 17, 2015
Liz Braun
Toronto Sun
[A] good-natured documentary.
by rottentomatoes, May 07, 2015

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