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The Passionate Eye

Season 23 2014 - 2015

  • 2014-09-12T04:00:00Z on CBC News Network
  • 30 mins
  • 12 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.

25 episodes

23x01 Queen, Wife, Mother

  • Season Premiere

    2014-09-12T04:00:00Z — 30 mins

A delightful and intimate account of Queen Elizabeth as told by the people closest to her. Rare interviews with her husband, Prince Philip, son Prince Andrew, Duke of York and her grandchildren, Princes William and Harry, reveal private anecdotes about Queen Elizabeth as she grew up, got married and became a doting grandmother. With unrivalled access to Buckingham Palace and Clarence House, as well as previously unseen private material, the film is a total revelation on the real Queen Elizabeth — wife, mother and grandmother, as well as Britain's longest-reigning Queen.

23x02 Last Secrets of 9/11

  • 2014-09-14T04:00:00Z — 30 mins

Since 9/11 it’s become the largest crime scene investigation in N.A., and it’s still not finished. A reminder of the people who died on 9/11 and the forensic experts trying to ID the 1,100 still missing and reunite them with their families.

23x05 Where is Flight MH370?

  • 2014-09-24T04:00:00Z — 30 mins

One year later the search continues for the missing plane in one of history's greatest aviation mysteries. Where is Flight MH370? is the inside story of the ongoing, exhaustive search and a look at what is being done to prevent it from happening again.

23x06 BURN: Detroit Fire

  • 2014-10-03T04:00:00Z — 30 mins

BURN: Detroit Fire travels to the frontlines with one of the busiest fire departments in North America as they battle to save Detroit - one fire at a time.

23x07 112 Weddings

  • 2014-10-12T04:00:00Z — 30 mins

What makes marriage work, or not? An acclaimed documentary filmmaker and wedding videographer tracks down and interviews some of his favourite couples to see how their marriages turned out in 112 Weddings. The result is an insightful and often funny portrait of the state of marriage and their relationships.

23x08 OJ Simpson: Trial of the Century

  • 2014-10-22T04:00:00Z — 30 mins

20 years after the start of NFL star OJ Simpson's murder trial, OJ: Trial of the Century is a gripping examination of the televised event. The ground-breaking trial began on January 24, 1995 - the first murder trial broadcast LIVE from the courtroom. Today, the real life drama continues to act as an allegory for issues of race & domestic violence.

23x09 Bronx Obama

  • 2014-11-01T04:00:00Z — 30 mins

What if one day you looked in the mirror and saw the most powerful man in the world? Bronx Obama tells the improbable tale of a Barack Obama look-alike whose life is turned upside down when President Obama is elected.

23x10 The Rise of Isis

  • 2014-11-02T04:00:00Z — 30 mins

Investigates the political miscalculations and mistakes behind the rise of the brutal jihadist group ISIS, and what it means for the U.S. and coalition forces fighting a new war on terror in Iraq.

23x13 The Woman Who Wasn't There

  • 2014-12-31T05:00:00Z — 30 mins

A real-life psychological thriller and the story of an imposter who orchestrated a stunning deception.

23x15 Bully

  • 2015-01-10T05:00:00Z — 30 mins

23x17 The Queen of Versailles

  • 2015-02-01T05:00:00Z — 30 mins

A funny, lurid tale of a billionaire family who set out to build the biggest house in the United States, a palace like Versailles, and what happens to them and their dream when the market crashes.

23x20 Point and Shoot

  • 2015-02-23T05:00:00Z — 30 mins

Armed with a motorcycle and a video camera, American Matt VanDyke heads to the Middle East for a "crash course in manhood". Embedding with US soldiers and fighting beside rebels in Libya, he learns the difference between reality & the movie fantasy of war. Winner - Best Doc, Tribeca Film Festival. Directed by Academy Award-nominated Marshall Curry.

23x22 Secrets of Mexico’s Drug War

  • 2015-03-22T04:00:00Z — 30 mins

Secrets of Mexico’s Drug War investigates the relationship between Mexico’s Sinaloa Cartel, the most powerful criminal organization on earth, and US law enforcement, examining allegations of immunity deals, and uncovering high-level informants and a mysterious go-between charged with carrying messages between the cartel and the DEA.

23x23 The Pope & The Mafia

  • 2015-03-28T04:00:00Z — 30 mins

In the two years since he was invested, Pope Francis has taken on the Vatican's bankers, and now the Mafia.

23x24 Gunned Down

  • 2015-04-26T04:00:00Z — 30 mins

How does the NRA use its unrivalled political power to stop gun regulation in the U.S.? Gunned Down examines why, despite the tragedies in Newtown and Columbine, and the shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, the U.S. government hasn’t acted.