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The Passionate Eye is home to an internationally-renowned playlist of documentaries from Canada and around the world. They are curated to spark curiosity, provide insight and ignite conversation.

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Episodes Season 1

  • The Coronation

    Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II shares her memories of her 1953 Coronation ceremony, marking the 65th anniversary of the occasion. Viewing rarely seen film footage, and looking at some of the priceless Crown Jewels themselves, the Queen recalls the day the Crown and the hopes of a nation were placed on her shoulders.

  • Inside China's Digital Gulag

    Go undercover to reveal how the Chinese government is using technology to control and detain China’s ethnic Uyghur population — technology that could be exported worldwide, challenging freedom, and democracy.

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  • To Kid or Not to Kid

    Can a woman live a complete life and not be a mother? Why do so many women feel under societal pressure to have children? Filmmaker Maxine Trump turns the camera on herself as she confronts the idea of not having kids, and explores the cultural pressures and harsh criticism childfree women regularly experience.

  • The Prince and the Paedophile

    This documentary investigates the friendship between Prince Andrew and multimillionaire paedophile Jeffrey Epstein. As the full extent of Epstein's crimes emerge, the Prince stands accused of sleeping with a seventeen-year-old girl supplied by the investor. While the scandal deepens, the film uncovers new evidence about Epstein's British connections, including Robert Maxwell's daughter Ghislaine and the Queen's second son. Including interviews with Palm Beach private investigator, Mike Fisten, who, working on behalf of an attorney representing some of the victims, has been investigating Epstein for the past ten years, as well as interviews with former friends and associates of both Epstein and Prince Andrew.

  • The World According to Amazon

    Amazon ships 14 million parcels a day, dominates the market in five continents and has made owner, Jeff Bezos, the world’s first centi-billionaire. The World According to Amazon explores how this monolith controls the distribution of our daily products, the global economy, and the data that defines us. Out of the mouths of Amazon workers in Germany, business owners in India and a former founding executive, we learn the truth behind this global empire, and the future Amazon has in store for us.

  • China's Tech Revolution

    Is a new wave of innovators and entrepreneurs transforming China, and the world? Presenter Reggie Yates travels to Shenzhen, China’s ‘City of the Future’ to find out if this is the future of the human race.

  • 93Queen

    Set in the Hasidic enclave of Borough Park, Brooklyn, 93QUEEN follows a group of tenacious Hasidic women who are smashing the patriarchy in their community by creating the first all-female volunteer ambulance corps in New York City. With unprecedented - and insider - access, 93QUEEN offers up a unique portrayal of a group of empowered women who are taking matters into their own hands to change their own community from within.

  • Selling Sex

    Filmmaker Louis Theroux explores the new sexual economy, meeting three women in the UK who are legally providing sexual services. Can selling sex ever be a healthy way to make money?

  • NRA Under Fire

    The NRA, once an unrivaled political power, is under attack. An investigation how the organization aligned itself with President Donald Trump and his base.

  • Plastic Wars

    Did the plastics industry use the lure of recycling to sell even more plastic? A look at the mounting crisis of plastic waste in the environment.

  • I Am Human

    Meet some of the world's first cyborgs. Follow the journey of three medical pioneers and the scientists working with them as together they try to unlock the secrets of the brain.

  • The Twinning Reaction

    Identical twins were separated at birth and secretly studied by psychologists for decades in an infamous experiment. Explore the often tragic long-term effects and enduring bonds the twins share.

  • The Rise of the Murdoch Empire: Kingmaker

    Rupert Murdoch presides over two important dilemmas - who he wants to be Britain’s next prime minister and which of his children he wants to take over his business.

  • The Rise of the Murdoch Empire: The Rebel Alliance

    The story of the phone-hacking scandal that almost ruins Rupert Murdoch’s empire and threatens his dream of passing on the family business to one of his children.

  • The Rise of the Murdoch Empire: The Comeback

    A look at the source of Murdoch's drive and grit and the important influence of his father. As his star begins to rise, he settles the question of which of his children will run the family business.

  • Green Everest

    The world’s highest mountain has become the world’s highest garbage dump. Green Everest follows an expedition of experienced Sherpas who risk their lives and battle extreme conditions to clean up the mountain, littered with garbage left behind from climbers attempting to reach the summit.

  • Surviving 9/11

    Utilizing newly available archival materials as well as intimate interviews with survivors, some speaking for the first time ever, Surviving 9/11 will reveal the story of the four attacks.

  • Nike's Big Bet: Alberto Salazar and the Fine Line of Sport

    Did legendary coach and Nike spokesperson Alberto Salazar push the boundaries of elite track and field or was he abusive towards his athletes?

  • Are You Scared Yet, Human?

    Artificial intelligence is changing our world. But leading tech figures from Silicon Valley worry about the future that’s being created.

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  • Harry And William: What Went Wrong?

    The real causes of the royal rift that led to Harry and Meghan’s departure from the monarchy.

  • My Childhood, My Country - 20 Years In Afghanistan

    Award-winning filmmakers, Phil Grabsky and Shoaib Sharifi, present a real-life epic of boyhood and manhood, filmed across twenty years in one of the most embattled corners of the globe.

  • The Return - Life After Isis

    Western women who left home to join ISIS explain why they did it. Now, many want to return home but Canada, the U.S. and U.K. won’t let them.

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