What to Watch on Board in March

Air Canada brings you A Land Shaped by Women, a feminist journey that follows champion snowboarders in Iceland, the mid-life-crisis comedy miniseries Mrs. Fletcher and the uplifting documentary Giants of Africa on your seatback screen.

For Short Flights

TV: CNBC: The Edge – Powering Sport

Technology has transformed modern sports in countless ways, from the composite hockey sticks used by NHL players to the innovative designs of F1 racing cars. In this episode of CNBC’s tech series, host Adam Reed examines how scientific advancements such as AI are shaping the world’s top sporting events, from the hills of the Tour de France to the courts of Wimbledon.
Where to Find It: Business TV channel
Language: English
Running Time: 23 minutes per episode

TV: A Land Shaped by Women

This stirring documentary follows two champion female snowboarders, Switzerland’s Anne-Flore Marxer and Germany’s Aline Bock, as they tour Iceland to experience its majestic snowy peaks. The pair also delve into the country’s inspiring history of gender equality, both in the realm of sport and beyond.
Where to Find It: Sports TV channel
Language: English
Running Time: 52 minutes

TV: Mrs. Fletcher

The new HBO limited series is a dual coming-of-age story of Eve Fletcher, an empty-nest mother, and her college-freshman son.
Where to Find It: HBO TV channel
Language: English
Running Time: 30 minutes per episode

For Longer Flights

TV: Giants of Africa

Raptors president of basketball operations Masai Ujiri changed Toronto forever by masterminding the team’s 2019 championship NBA season. But Ujiri’s greatest impact to date, explored in this deeply moving documentary, is best felt inside the development camps for youth he runs across Africa, where he helps young people achieve their dreams of sporting stardom and better lives.
Where to Find It: Sports TV channel
Language: English
Running Time: 77 minutes

Movie: Sibyl

This black comedy from French director Justine Triet delves into the theme of identity as psychotherapist and part-time novelist Sibyl (played by Virginie Efira) breaks through her writer’s block by obsessively focusing on and becoming enmeshed in the life of one of her patients.
Where to Find It: Franco movie channel
Language: French
Running Time: 99 minutes

TV: CNN’s The Movies – The Golden Age

Co-produced by one of Tinseltown’s most respected stars, Tom Hanks, these episodes of CNN’s acclaimed documentary series trace the rise of Hollywood as a dominant cultural force in the world. Through archival footage and in-depth interviews, The Golden Age covers everything from the development of the first talkies to the ascent of Walt Disney and the works of suspense master Alfred Hitchcock.
Where to Find It: Documentary TV channel
Language: English
Running Time: 120 minutes


Stingray Playlist: Classical Chill-Out

Songs and artists:

  1. Autumn Hill – Jon Hopkins
  2. Flugeldar II – Jóhann Jóhannsson
  3. Big My Secret – Michael Nyman
  4. Our Town – Aaron Copland
  5. Debussy – Suite bergamasque (Clair de lune) – Zoltán Kocsis
  6. Bachianas Brasileiras No. 1 (Preludio) – Heitor Villa-Lobos
  7. Heaven Here on Earth – David Darling
  8. Estampes (La soirée dans Grenade) – Claude Debussy
  9. White Keys – Chilly Gonzales
  10. Four – Ólafur Arnalds & Nils Frahm
  11. Insight IV – Julien Marchal
  12. Insight II – Julien Marchal
  13. Twin - Avril 14th – Daniel Hope, Christoph Anacker, Jane Berthe & Jacques Ammon
  14. Sweet Little Lie – Nils Frahm
  15. The Spin – Greg Haines

Where to Find It: Classical Music audio channel
Running Time: 60 minutes