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The Passionate Eye

Season 2015 2015

  • 2015-10-25T05:00:00+01:00 on CBC News Network
  • 30 mins
  • 5 hours, 30 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.

11 episodes

2015x01 Help Us Find Sunil Tripathi

  • Season Premiere

    2015-10-25T05:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

A fragile and depressed university student disappears from his apartment. Four weeks later his name and photo explode across social and mainstream media as 'Suspect #2' in the Boston Marathon bombings. The search for truth derails as collective fear and suspicion take hold. Exclusive access and never released footage reveal a family’s enduring faith, strength, and love.

2015x02 Nepal Quake: Terror on Everest

  • 2015-11-01T05:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

In April 2015 a massive earthquake rocks Nepal. Thousands are dead, untold numbers injured, and half a million homes lost. Witness it firsthand, through personal footage, and accounts from survivors.

2015x03 Searching For Sugar Man

  • 2015-11-08T06:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Academy Award-winner, Best Documentary feature, explores the life of the artist known only as Rodriguez, a Detroit musician who bombed in the US, but became a legend in South Africa.

2015x04 Tyke Elephant Outlaw

  • 2015-11-15T06:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

The story of a circus elephant that went on a rampage, killed her trainer, and died in a hail of gunfire. Her break for freedom sparked a debate over the use of animals for entertainment.

2015x05 Warriors From The North

  • 2015-11-22T06:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Follow three disgruntled young Muslim men born to immigrant parents in Denmark for chilling insight into what fuels the current trend of Muslim youth leaving the West to join radical terrorist groups abroad.

2015x06 Peace Officer

  • 2015-11-29T06:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

A SWAT team killed former Sheriff William Lawrence’s son-in-law. The very same SWAT team that Lawrence established in Utah thirty years earlier. Now he’s making it his mission to change a system he believes is deeply flawed.

2015x07 Growing Up Trans

  • 2015-12-12T06:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Explore the struggles and choices facing transgender kids and their parents. Through moving, personal stories of children, parents and doctors, Growing Up Trans examines new medical interventions increasingly offered at younger ages.

2015x08 Prince Philip: The Plot to Make a King

  • 2015-12-19T06:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Prince Philip: The Plot to Make a King tells the inside story of the fierce tensions unleashed when the Queen fell in love with Prince Philip – tensions that would place huge strain on the royal marriage, and would shape the future of Elizabeth’s reign. Young Philip, it was felt, was “rough, ill-mannered, uneducated and would probably not be faithful,” according to one courtier. The royal and political elite disliked his German roots - and they disliked his larger than life, ferociously ambitious uncle Lord Louis Mountbatten.

2015x09 Hip Hop-eration

  • 2015-12-26T06:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

You’re never too old to go on the journey of a lifetime. Hip Hop-eration follows a troupe of courageous and cheeky senior citizens on an extraordinary quest to perform at the World Hip Hop Championships in Las Vegas. For Kara (94), Maynie (95), and Terri (93), the journey to Las Vegas and the World Hip Hop Dance Championships is just another part of life's incredible journey. They’re led by their exuberant manager Billie Jordan who enlists the help of the young hip hoppers from Street Dance New Zealand. Along with 24 other nonagenarians, these senior citizens defy the odds and hip-hop their way into the hearts and minds of thousands of young fans from around the world.

2015x10 Diamond Queen

  • 2015-12-25T06:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

In the first episode, with remarkable archival footage, the documentary tells the childhood story of the young girl who never expected to reign. It looks closely at the influence of her grandfather, father and mother and the impact of the abdication. And it hears from Princes William and Harry, and Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie about what it must have been like to become queen at the age of 25 and about the remarkable skills The Queen has acquired in 60 years of walkabouts, state visits and receptions.

2015x21 Last Call at the Oasis

  • 2015-05-24T06:00:00+02:00 — 30 mins

When was the last time you worried about getting a glass of water? From the producers of An Inconvenient Truth & Food Inc., an inspiring wake-up call for why you should be worried. Investigates why the global water crisis will be the central issue of the 21st century.