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The Passionate Eye

Season 8 1999 - 2000

  • 1999-09-05T04:00:00Z on CBC News Network
  • 30 mins
  • 1 day, 1 hour, 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.

50 episodes

8x01 Colors Straight Up (R)

  • Season Premiere

    1999-09-05T04:00:00Z — 30 mins

Profiles a performing arts group in Los Angeles - “Colors United” - which functions as an alternative to gang life for minority teens living in Watts.

Chinese migrants pay thousands of dollars to businessmen for passage to the United States.

8x04 Teen Killers: A Second Chance?

  • 1999-09-20T04:00:00Z — 30 mins

Three young convicted killers undergo therapy to accelerate rehabilitation.

8x05 Jan Wong's Forbidden China

  • 1999-09-27T04:00:00Z — 30 mins

Current views of the Tiananmen Square uprising; Shanghai stock market; illegal computer industry.

8x06 Visions of Yankalilla

  • 1999-10-04T04:00:00Z — 30 mins

Image of Virgin Mary appears on church wall on South Australia.

8x07 Adrienne Clarkson

  • 1999-10-07T04:00:00Z — 30 mins

Broadcaster Adrienne Clarkson.

8x09 The Face of Debt

  • 1999-10-11T04:00:00Z — 30 mins

Health care in Niger is sacrificed in order to pay off the country's national debt.

8x10 Facing the Demons

  • 1999-10-18T04:00:00Z — 30 mins

Prison rehabilitation program.

8x11 Sound and Fury

  • 1999-10-24T04:00:00Z — 30 mins

Cochlear implants for the deaf.

8x12 Why Did They Kill Their Neighbors?

  • 1999-10-25T04:00:00Z — 30 mins

Impact of media manipulation during the 1994 Rwanda civil war.

8x13 The Bombing

  • 1999-10-31T04:00:00Z — 30 mins

Parents of the victims in a suicide bombing confront the terrorists.

A New Yorker asks a Canadian woman to spend the holidays with him, with disastrous results.

8x15 Unwanted Soldiers

  • 1999-11-08T05:00:00Z — 30 mins

Chinese Canadians serve in the military during World War II despite discrimination.

8x16 Fall of the Berlin Wall

  • 1999-11-09T05:00:00Z — 30 mins

Events leading up to the opening of the East and West German border.

8x17 Our House in Havana

  • 1999-11-14T05:00:00Z — 30 mins

Silvia Morini returns to Cuba after living in exile for 38 years.

8x18 A Room With a Facelift

  • 1999-11-22T05:00:00Z — 30 mins

Englishwomen travel to Poland for cosmetic surgery.

8x19 Whatever Happened to the Plague?

  • 1999-11-28T05:00:00Z — 30 mins

Frontiers of AIDS research; prospects for AIDS suffers elsewhere in the world.

8x20 Images of the 20th Century

  • 1999-12-01T05:00:00Z — 30 mins

Some 20th-century photographs.

8x21 To Have and to Hold

  • 1999-12-06T05:00:00Z — 30 mins

Three women survive stalkings.

8x22 Undercover: Fashion Victims

  • 2000-01-09T05:00:00Z — 30 mins

Young girls in the modeling industry.

8x24 Rain, Drizzle and Fog

  • 2000-01-17T05:00:00Z — 30 mins

St. John's, Newfoundland.

8x25 The Firing Line 2001

  • 2000-01-31T05:00:00Z — 30 mins

Honoring the work of Rory Peck Trust.

8x26 Public Enemy

  • 2000-02-13T05:00:00Z — 30 mins

Four Americans share Black Panther past.

8x27 Through a Blue Lens

  • 2000-02-20T05:00:00Z — 30 mins

A unique group of police officers uses video in outreach work.

8x28 Killing Priscilla

  • 2000-02-28T05:00:00Z — 30 mins

Behind the scenes look at feature filmmaking.

8x29 The Wonderland Club

  • 2000-03-12T05:00:00Z — 30 mins

The government attempts to crack down on the Wonderland Club, an international pedophile ring on the Internet.

8x30 How the War Was Spun

  • 2000-03-13T05:00:00Z — 30 mins

Media campaign affects the war in Kosovo.

8x31 Malcolm and Barbara: A Love Story

  • 2000-03-19T05:00:00Z — 30 mins

Woman deals with her husband's Alzheimer's.

8x32 The Big One

  • 2000-04-02T05:00:00Z — 30 mins

Satirist Michael Moore confronts corporate chiefs about downsizing.

8x33 One Girl Against the Mafia

  • 2000-04-09T04:00:00Z — 30 mins

Rita Atria breaks the Mafia code of silence to avenge the deaths of her father and brother.

8x34 The Millennial Pope

  • 2000-04-23T04:00:00Z — 30 mins

The life of Pope John Paul II.

8x35 Fatal Game

  • 2000-04-30T04:00:00Z — 30 mins

Climber Mark Whetu learns to accept the death of his friend on Mount Everest.

8x36 Lost on Everest

  • 2000-05-01T04:00:00Z — 30 mins

In 1924 George Mallory and Andrew Irvine die attempting to climb Mount Everest.

Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay climb Mount Everest in 1953.

8x38 Everest: The Death Zone

  • 2000-05-03T04:00:00Z — 30 mins

Jodie Foster narrates an account of an expedition to the summit of Mount Everest.

8x39 Everest Sea to Summit

  • 2000-05-04T04:00:00Z — 30 mins

Climber begins journey to the summit of Mount Everest at sea level in India.

8x40 Everest 82: The Canadian Challenge

  • 2000-05-05T04:00:00Z — 30 mins

Canadian expedition to the summit of Mount Everest.

8x41 Nobody's Business

  • 2000-06-18T04:00:00Z — 30 mins

Filmmaker Alan Berliner depicts his family history.

8x42 Welcome to Nunavut

  • 2000-07-01T04:00:00Z — 30 mins

Canada's newest territory.

8x47 The Firm (1/2)

  • 2000-08-02T04:00:00Z — 30 mins

Britain's royal family.

8x48 The Firm (2/2)

  • 2000-08-03T04:00:00Z — 30 mins

Britain's royal family.

8x49 A Woman of Her Century

  • 2000-08-04T04:00:00Z — 30 mins

Queen Mother Elizabeth.

8x50 Diana's Dresses

  • 2000-09-03T04:00:00Z — 30 mins

Auctions of her dresses help keep alive people's memories of Princess Diana.