The Passionate Eye

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.

  • 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?

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  • 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.

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • The Dissident

    After journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered inside the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul, a team of dissidents exposed a global cover up.

  • The Oxy Kingpins

    How a network of pharmaceutical manufacturers, distributors, and retailers orchestrated and perpetuated the opioid crisis that has killed over half a million people in America.

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