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The Passionate Eye

Season 13 2004

  • 2004-09-13T05:00:00+01:00 on CBC News Network
  • 30 mins
  • 1 day, 6 hours, 0 mins
  • Canada
  • English
  • Documentary

Festival favorites, Academy award winners, and provocative political and point-of-view documentaries that will inform, sometimes outrage, and always entertain you.

61 episodes

13x01 Russian School Siege: The Survivors' Stories

  • Season Premiere

    2004-09-13T05:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

The inside story of the Beslan school siege.

13x03 Control Room

  • 2004-09-26T05:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Behind the scenes at Al Jazeera during the war in Iraq.

13x04 Children Full of Life

  • 2004-09-27T05:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

A teacher in Kanazawa, Japan, teaches his kids to care for each other by having them share stories of their lives.

13x05 No.17

  • 2004-10-03T05:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

The search for the identity of an anonymous victim of a bus bombing in Israel.

13x06 The Saudis: A Family in Crisis

  • 2004-10-05T05:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

The struggle of Saudi princes to control a country pulled between Bin Laden's extreme Islam and George Bush's America.

13x08 Operation Hollywood

  • 2004-10-10T05:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Hollywood's relationship with the Pentagon.

13x09 The Boy Whose Skin Fell Off

  • 2004-10-11T05:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

A young man returns from the grave to give a frank and humorous account of how he lived his last months.

13x10 The World According to Bush

  • 2004-10-17T05:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

An investigation of the power base within the Bush administration.

13x11 U.S Media Blues

  • 2004-10-25T05:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

The role that the U.S. media will play in the Presidential election.

13x12 A Family at War

  • 2004-10-31T04:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

An American family struggles to understand the U.S. mission in Iraq after losing a son in the conflict.

13x13 Mission Accomplished

  • 2004-11-07T05:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

The President's toughest challenge: Iraq.

13x14 Hana's Suitcase: An Odyssey of Hope

  • 2004-11-08T05:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

Japanese researcher pieces together the life of a young victim of a World War II death camp.

13x16 Belonging

  • 2004-11-14T05:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

A Cambodian orphan searches for her mother and discovers her homeland.

13x17 Trapped

  • 2004-11-15T05:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

Intimate portrait of life in Chechnya under Russian siege.

13x18 Farmingville

  • 2004-11-21T05:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

Racism tears apart a Long Island, N.Y., town after an influx of illegal Mexican workers.

13x20 The Weather Underground

  • 2004-12-12T05:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

A documentary about young Americans who tried to overthrow the U.S. government in the 70s.

13x21 Kidnapped Brides

  • 2004-12-20T05:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

Kidnapped women in Central Asia.

A story of children of rock legends and their struggles to be seen as themselves.

13x23 The Firing Line 2004

  • 2005-01-10T05:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

The best and most dangerous photojournalism of the year.

13x26 Indecently Exposed!

  • 2005-01-24T05:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

Internationally acclaimed anti-racism expert Jane Elliot.

13x27 Journey with George

  • 2005-01-30T05:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

President George W. Bush.

Canadian Lt.-General (ret.) Romeo Dallaire may never fully come to terms with the horrific events that unfolded while he commanded the United Nations peace-keeping mission in Rwanda, but the emotionally scarred Dallaire is trying. Over 100 nightmarish days in 1994, more than 800,000 men, women and children were brutally murdered, despite the valiant efforts of Dallaire and his small number of peacekeepers.

13x30 O.Com: Cybersex Addiction

  • 2005-02-07T05:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

People whose virtual worlds become more compelling, more real than the outside world.

Examining Hollywood's complex and contradictory responses to the horrors of Nazi Germany.

13x32 Liberace of Baghdad

  • 2005-02-13T05:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

Portrait of Iraq though the eyes of Baghdad's most famous pianist.

13x33 Return To Sender

  • 2005-02-14T05:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

Return to Sender is the emotionally charged story of a girl named Alexandra whose life is turned upside down when her Canadian adoptive parents send her back to Romania. For the past 13 years, she has been stateless-she belongs to no one, and to no country. In this film, Alexandra sets out on a mission to understand what happened during that very traumatic time in her life, and to try to regain her identity.

13x34 Prostitution Behind The Veil

  • 2005-02-21T05:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

Prostitution Behind the Veil explores a side of Iran rarely seen or talked about. For over a year, director Nahid Persson filmed the everyday lives of two young female prostitutes as they eked out a living in a country where the profession is banned. The filmmaker often took great risks to follow Minna and Fariba as they sought out customers-men who would often marry them briefly, so as not to violate the laws of the Koran by having extramarital sex. The two women are good friends and neighbors, who have experienced the widespread mistreatment of women and the double standards that permeate Iranian society today.

13x35 Holy Water-Gate

  • 2005-02-27T05:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

The crisis that emerged within the Roman Catholic Church as victims of child sex abuse by priests fight to bring their abusers to justice.

13x36 Being Osama

  • 2005-02-28T05:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

Six men who are keenly aware of ethnic profiling, because they share the same name as Osama bin Laden.

13x37 Dead or Alive: The Hunt for Bin Laden

  • 2005-03-06T05:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

Inside the U.S. Special Forces covert operation in Afghanistan as they set out to find Osama Bin Laden.

13x38 Off to War

  • 2005-03-07T05:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

The lives of U.S. National Guardsmen who have been deployed into Iraq.

13x39 The Education of Shelby Knox

  • 2005-03-13T05:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

A Texas teen takes on small-town politicians in a fight to bring sex education classes to her high school.

13x42 Home of the Brave

  • 2005-03-20T05:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

The FBI and the murder of civil-rights activist Viola Liuzzo.

13x43 Hockey Nomad in Russia

  • 2005-03-28T06:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

How the changes in hockey reflect life in the new Russia.

13x44 Runaway Grooms

  • 2005-04-11T05:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Canadian men who marry Indian women for their dowries.

13x45 Slammin' Iron

  • 2005-04-13T05:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Canadian Mohawk ironworkers and their rivals rebuild the towers of New York.

Examines whether our perception of a global terrorist network is an illusion created by politicians.

13x47 Enemy Image

  • 2005-05-01T05:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

TV war reporting from the Vietnam War to Iraq.

13x48 Hard Rock and Water

  • 2005-06-13T05:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

A look at how Iceland and Newfoundland's decisions regarding nationhood have played out.

13x50 High Performance

  • 2005-07-09T05:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Volunteers at an athletic training camp test the effects of performance-enhancing drugs.

13x51 She's Having Our Baby

  • 2005-07-17T05:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Surrogacy through the eyes of a Winnipeg couple who resorted to hiring a surrogate.

13x52 Being Dorothy

  • 2005-08-01T05:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

The lives of 12 young women in Liberal, Kansas who are employed as part-time Dorothy's.

13x53 Hiroshima

  • 2005-08-07T05:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

The impact of the first atomic bomb on the city and the people of Hiroshima.

13x54 Diana's Legacy

  • 2005-08-29T05:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

The royal world that Diana left behind.

13x56 Prince William and Prince Harry

  • 2005-09-05T05:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

The pressures of media on Prince William and Prince Harry.

13x57 One Day in September

  • 2005-09-06T05:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Hostage and murder of athletes at the 1972 Olympics.

13x58 Prince Harry and the Forgotton Kingdom

  • 2005-09-07T05:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Prince Harry entertains and visits with young AIDS orphans in Lesotho.

13x59 Why We Fight

  • 2005-09-15T05:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

The American military machine and the forces that shape it.

13x61 Sex Slaves

  • no air date — 30 mins