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Cogent/Benger Productions Inc. has been producing high-profile network documentaries and specials since 1998. The company has a reputation for producing films destined for a wide public that explore major social issues.
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Great Canadian Tax Dodge on its way

Cogent/Benger’s latest film, The Great Canadian Tax Dodge, will be broadcast on TVOntario at 8pm on February 4th, 2014. It is the product of a three-year investigation by director/producer Robin Benger into the extent of tax avoidance by Canadian entities … Continue reading

New autism gut link research

Dr. Derrick MacFabe from the University of Western Ontario and colleagues in Little Rock, Arkansas have released a study that could potentially lead to a blood test “to identify and screen ASD patients, or even those at risk of developing … Continue reading

The West End YMCA of Toronto celebrates 100th anniversary

The “West End Y” has been a community presence for one hundred years now. Watch this video celebrating the people and programs.

Latest Documentary

The Autism Enigma

Premiered December 8, 2011
on CBC-TV’s The Nature Of Things With David Suzuki
Repeat CBC broadcast July 26, 2012
ARTE broadcasts: June 14, 2012 in France and Germany

Autism is the fastest rising developmental disorder in the industrialized world. Even accounting for better diagnosis, its numbers have increased by an astounding 600% in the last twenty years. Even more shocking is that science cannot say why.

Is it genetic or environmental? What is the role of clusters? Explore the scientists, family members and activists are saying about it.