1992 - 2004, Other
Independent producers documentaries and films.

Episode Guide

  • Witness - Gray Matter (Episode 289)
    Episode 289:

    Gray Matter

    The hunt for an Austrian forensic psychiatrist who allegedly murdered children during the holocaust and continued research on their preserved brains.

  • Witness - Inside the Hermit Kingdom (Episode 288)
    Episode 288:

    Inside the Hermit Kingdom

    Filmmaker Sunny Yi interweaves personal family history with the events in 20th century Korea.

  • Witness - Islam Behind Bars (Episode 287)
    Episode 287:

    Islam Behind Bars

    An investigation into the increasing number of inmates who are turning to Islam.

  • Witness - The Origins of AIDS (Episode 286)
    Episode 286:

    The Origins of AIDS

    An investigation into the controversial claim by journalist Edward Hooper that AIDS was caused by scientists.

  • Witness - In Search of Sleep: An Insomniac's Journey (Episode 285)
    Episode 285:

    In Search of Sleep: An Insomniac's Journey

    Author and humorist Josh Freed searches to find a remedy for his life-long insomnia.

  • Witness - Impact of Terror (Episode 284)
    Episode 284:

    Impact of Terror

    Survivors and families of the dead discuss the lasting and profound impact of a man who walked into a downtown pizzeria in Jerusalem carrying a guitar packed with explosives.

  • Witness - Flesh and the Devil (Episode 283)
    Episode 283:

    Flesh and the Devil

    The religious obsession with celibacy.

  • Witness - Friendly Fire (Episode 282)
    Episode 282:

    Friendly Fire

    Soldiers and allies killed by friendly fire.

  • Witness - Penn and Teller Magic & Mystery Tour (Episode 280)
    Episode 280:

    Penn and Teller Magic & Mystery Tour

    Penn & Teller explore Egypt for the Gali Gali street magicians, visit an ancient tomb for evidence of magic and levitate the Great Pyramid.

  • Witness - Generation Ex-Saddam (Episode 278)
    Episode 278:

    Generation Ex-Saddam

    Shelley Saywell returns to Iraq to talk with the people and gauge the mood.

  • Witness - No Kidding (Episode 277)
    Episode 277:

    No Kidding

    The search for the funniest joke.

  • Witness - Subway Elvis (Episode 276)
    Episode 276:

    Subway Elvis

    Teenage Elvis impersonator Michael McTaggart also spent time in prison.

  • Witness - Locked Horns (Episode 275)
    Episode 275:

    Locked Horns

    Oil interests threaten to destroy an ancient way of life in the Yukon.

  • Witness - Nicky's Children (Episode 274)
    Episode 274:

    Nicky's Children

    Nicholas Winton saves Jewish Czechoslovak children from the Nazis during World War II.

  • Witness - Men Don't Cry (Episode 273)
    Episode 273:

    Men Don't Cry

    The personal stories of three men diagnosed with prostate cancer.

  • Witness - To Kill or to Cure (Episode 271)
    Episode 271:

    To Kill or to Cure

    Cultures view crime and mete out punishment differently.

  • Witness - The Season (Episode 269)
    Episode 269:

    The Season

    The residents of Biggar, Sask., try to survive a terrible drought.

  • Witness - Deadly Silence (Episode 268)
    Episode 268:

    Deadly Silence

    Statistics show that 30 percent of all homicide victims in Toronto are black.

  • Witness - Security Threat (Episode 267)
    Episode 267:

    Security Threat

    Security demands have affected privacy and may have curtailed civil liberties after Sept. 11, 2001.

  • Witness - Generation of Hate (Episode 266)
    Episode 266:

    Generation of Hate

    Shelley Saywell travels to Iraq to examine the impact of Western policies.

  • Witness - Dr. Peter: The Energy That Is Me (Episode 265)
    Episode 265:

    Dr. Peter: The Energy That Is Me

    Two years in the life of British Columbia's longest AIDS survivor.

  • Witness - We Don't Go To School (Episode 264)
    Episode 264:

    We Don't Go To School

    The increasing popularity of home schooling.

  • Witness - Jesus Christ Airlines (Episode 263)
    Episode 263:

    Jesus Christ Airlines

    The untold story of the Biafran Airlift.

  • Witness - Honour of the Crown (Episode 262)
    Episode 262:

    Honour of the Crown

    Francois Paulette is determined to have the government honor a treaty signed in 1899.

  • Witness - The Disciples (Episode 261)
    Episode 261:

    The Disciples

    The Evangelican Christian world becomes even more commercial with the increased popularity of Christian rock music.

  • Witness - Restitution (Episode 260)
    Episode 260:


    Effort to retun artwork looted by Nazis to it's rightful owners.

  • Witness - Witness (Episode 259)
    Episode 259:


    Elvis look-a-like gets paid for wrongful imprisonment.

  • Witness - Juggling Dreams (Episode 258)
    Episode 258:

    Juggling Dreams

    Circus camp staff teaches destitute children in Mongolia how to juggle.

  • Witness - Diet Wars (Episode 257)
    Episode 257:

    Diet Wars

  • Witness - Witness (Episode 256)
    Episode 256:


    Misleading diet advertisements.

  • Witness - In the Line of Fire (Episode 255)
    Episode 255:

    In the Line of Fire

    Safety of journalists reporting from the Middle East.

  • Witness - Our Grieving Hearts (Episode 254)
    Episode 254:

    Our Grieving Hearts

    Five parents talk openly about the loss of their children.

  • Witness - Shelter From the Storm (Episode 253)
    Episode 253:

    Shelter From the Storm

    Toronto struggles to deal with its' homeless.

  • Witness - City of Dreams (Episode 252)
    Episode 252:

    City of Dreams

    A Mexican town on the U.S. border has been the site of many suspicious murders.

  • Witness - Vanishing Acts (Episode 251)
    Episode 251:

    Vanishing Acts

    Creating new identities.

  • Witness - Offspring (Episode 250)
    Episode 250:


    Man searches for his biological family.

  • Witness - Firestorm: The Fire Suppression Paradox (Episode 249)
    Episode 249:

    Firestorm: The Fire Suppression Paradox

    Canadian firefighters go to Montana to help save a town.

  • Witness - Dying to Get In (Episode 248)
    Episode 248:

    Dying to Get In

    Migrants try to get past the men and women of the Canadian border patrol.

  • Witness - Surrendered Wives (Episode 246)
    Episode 246:

    Surrendered Wives

  • Witness - Wild for Weather (Episode 245)
    Episode 245:

    Wild for Weather

    Weather industry.

  • Witness - Me, My Brother & My Father's Van Gogh (Episode 244)
    Episode 244:

    Me, My Brother & My Father's Van Gogh

    A family attempts to determine if a painting left to them was actually painted by Vincent Van Gogh.

  • Witness - Captured Rain: American Thirst, Canadian Water (Episode 243)
    Episode 243:

    Captured Rain: American Thirst, Canadian Water

    Arguments about whether Canadian water should be exported.

  • Witness - Deafblind (Episode 242)
    Episode 242:


    Challenges of being both deaf and blind.

  • Witness - Chickens Are People, Too (Episode 241)
    Episode 241:

    Chickens Are People, Too

    Activists fight for humane conditions for chickens.

  • Witness - Is Love Enough? (Episode 240)
    Episode 240:

    Is Love Enough?

    Mentally impaired parents raising families.

  • Witness - Criminal Evidence (Episode 239)
    Episode 239:

    Criminal Evidence

    Forensic anthropologist Kathy Reichs.

  • Witness - Miracles: Faith and Salvation (Episode 238)
    Episode 238:

    Miracles: Faith and Salvation

    Christian faith healers Benny Hinn and Reinhard Bonnke.

  • Witness - Miracles: Hope and Damnation (Episode 237)
    Episode 237:

    Miracles: Hope and Damnation

    Religious healers Benny Hinn and Reinhard Bonnke.

  • Witness - Dying to Win (Episode 235)
    Episode 235:

    Dying to Win

    Drug use in amateur sports.

  • Witness - The Journey Home: A Romanian Adoption (Episode 234)
    Episode 234:

    The Journey Home: A Romanian Adoption

    Girl travels to Romania in search of her birth mother.

  • Witness - Lifting the Shadow (Episode 233)
    Episode 233:

    Lifting the Shadow

    Nuclear disarmament.

  • Witness - Hostages to Justice (Episode 232)
    Episode 232:

    Hostages to Justice

    Canadians imprisoned abroad.

  • Witness - Schoolgirl Killer (Episode 231)
    Episode 231:

    Schoolgirl Killer

    Ethiopian girl escapes her abductor.

  • Witness - The Fairy Faith (Episode 230)
    Episode 230:

    The Fairy Faith

    Fairy legends in Ireland, Scotland and Cape Breton, N.S.

  • Witness - One Man, Six Wives and 29 Children (Episode 229)
    Episode 229:

    One Man, Six Wives and 29 Children

    Polygamist Tom Green discusses his opinion that women thrive in plural marriages.

  • Witness - Asylum: Not Criminally Responsible (Episode 228)
    Episode 228:

    Asylum: Not Criminally Responsible

    Criminally insane.

  • Witness - Asylum: Falling Through the Cracks (Episode 227)
    Episode 227:

    Asylum: Falling Through the Cracks

    Mentally ill people cope with living in the community.

  • Witness - Caught in the Speed Trap (Episode 226)
    Episode 226:

    Caught in the Speed Trap

    Slowing down acceleration of technology; cost of living in the future.

  • Witness - Quints & Quads: The New Baby Boom (Episode 225)
    Episode 225:

    Quints & Quads: The New Baby Boom

    Multiple births.

  • Witness - Somebody's Gotta Do It (Episode 223)
    Episode 223:

    Somebody's Gotta Do It


  • Witness - Condemned to Live (Episode 222)
    Episode 222:

    Condemned to Live

    Rape victims of Rwanda's civil war struggle to survive.

  • Witness - Justice (Episode 221)
    Episode 221:


    Madagascar's legal system.

  • Witness - Polar Bear Safari (Episode 220)
    Episode 220:

    Polar Bear Safari

    Inuits are trading their exclusive right to hunt polar bears for money and jobs.

  • Witness - 42 Up (Episode 218)
    Episode 218:

    42 Up

    Filmmaker Michael Apted's updates on the children of the documentary "7 Up" conclude.

  • Witness - Stopping Traffik (Episode 217)
    Episode 217:

    Stopping Traffik

    Cops, businessmen, social reformers and medical researchers wage war on drugs.

  • Witness - Extraordinary People (Episode 216)
    Episode 216:

    Extraordinary People

    People with birth defects caused by the drug Thalidomide.

  • Witness - Coat of Many Countries (Episode 215)
    Episode 215:

    Coat of Many Countries

    The making of a coat.

  • Witness - Gene Squad (Episode 214)
    Episode 214:

    Gene Squad

    DNA testing.

  • Witness - Braving the Darien Gap (Episode 213)
    Episode 213:

    Braving the Darien Gap

    Three men journey through South America's Darien Gap.

  • Witness - End Notes (Episode 212)
    Episode 212:

    End Notes

    The palliative care unit at Montreal's Royal Victoria Hospital.

  • Witness - Pandemic: Case of the Killer Flu (Episode 211)
    Episode 211:

    Pandemic: Case of the Killer Flu

    Global flu epidemic.

  • Witness - Jericho: Walls of Silence (Episode 210)
    Episode 210:

    Jericho: Walls of Silence

    Former students of Jericho Hill School for the Deaf reveal stories of abuse.

  • Witness - Men Are From Manhattan, Women Are From Saskatchewan (Episode 209)
    Episode 209:

    Men Are From Manhattan, Women Are From Saskatchewan

    Manhattan man meets a Saskatchewan woman.

  • Witness - The Clone Rangers (Episode 208)
    Episode 208:

    The Clone Rangers


  • Witness - Crimes of Honour (Episode 207)
    Episode 207:

    Crimes of Honour

    Islamic women are punished for immoral behavior.

  • Witness - Little Brother, Little Sister (Episode 206)
    Episode 206:

    Little Brother, Little Sister

    Family adopts Ethiopian orphans.

  • Witness - Eastside Showdown (Episode 205)
    Episode 205:

    Eastside Showdown

    Hookers, drug dealers and priests debate their future in Toronto.

  • Witness - Lost and Found (Episode 204)
    Episode 204:

    Lost and Found

    Lost-and-found departments.

  • Witness - Thai Girls (Episode 203)
    Episode 203:

    Thai Girls

    The international export of Asian sex-slaves to Canada.

  • Witness - One Girl Against the Mafia (Episode 202)
    Episode 202:

    One Girl Against the Mafia

    Rita Atria, a 17-year-old Sicilian, breaks the Mafia code of silence.

  • Witness - Truth Merchants (Episode 201)
    Episode 201:

    Truth Merchants

    Public relations challenge journalists.

  • Witness - Nannies From Hell (Episode 200)
    Episode 200:

    Nannies From Hell

    Hidden cameras capture child-care abuse.

  • Witness - Mountie: Canada's Mightiest Myth (Episode 199)
    Episode 199:

    Mountie: Canada's Mightiest Myth

    Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

  • Witness - A Matter of Fat (Episode 198)
    Episode 198:

    A Matter of Fat

    Losing weight.

  • Witness - A Matter of Fat (Episode 197)
    Episode 197:

    A Matter of Fat

    Fear of being fat.

  • Witness - No Place to Hide (Episode 196)
    Episode 196:

    No Place to Hide

    Private data-companies collect and sell private information; stolen identities.

  • Witness - Ask a Silly Question (Episode 194)
    Episode 194:

    Ask a Silly Question

    Polling and market research.

  • Witness - Castro's Gold (Episode 193)
    Episode 193:

    Castro's Gold

    Diver Glen Costello searches Cuba's coast for gold.

  • Witness - Quake Hunters (Episode 192)
    Episode 192:

    Quake Hunters

    Surviving an earthquake.

  • Witness - Superbugs (Episode 191)
    Episode 191:


    Antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

  • Witness - Labour of Love (Episode 190)
    Episode 190:

    Labour of Love

    Family members with disabilities.

  • Witness - In Security (Episode 189)
    Episode 189:

    In Security

    Private security firms take the place of public police forces.

  • Witness - Stolen Brides (Episode 188)
    Episode 188:

    Stolen Brides

    Two girls visit another country and are held captive.

  • Witness - Turning Away (Episode 187)
    Episode 187:

    Turning Away

    Young street people and their parents.

  • Witness - Hide and Seek (Episode 186)
    Episode 186:

    Hide and Seek

    Illegal immigrants evade authorities.

  • Witness - Witness (Episode 185)
    Episode 185:


    Poor women from the Philippines leave their families to work as nannies overseas.

  • Witness - Some Kind of Arrangement (Episode 184)
    Episode 184:

    Some Kind of Arrangement

    Arranged marriages.

  • Witness - Diary of Charlie Martin (Episode 183)
    Episode 183:

    Diary of Charlie Martin

  • Witness - Between Here and Heaven: The Jamie Marr Story (Episode 182)
    Episode 182:

    Between Here and Heaven: The Jamie Marr Story

    A family's son disappears while backpacking.

  • Witness - The Shadow of the Volcano (Episode 181)
    Episode 181:

    The Shadow of the Volcano

    Living near a volcano.

  • Witness - Mother Russia's Children (Episode 180)
    Episode 180:

    Mother Russia's Children

    Homeless children in Russia.

  • Witness - Project Grizzly (Episode 179)
    Episode 179:

    Project Grizzly

    Troy Hurtubise searches for the grizzly.

  • Witness - Sacred Ballot (Episode 178)
    Episode 178:

    Sacred Ballot

    Papacy campaign.

  • Witness - At Your Service (Episode 177)
    Episode 177:

    At Your Service

    Malls, markets and restaurants.

  • Witness - Witness (Episode 176)
    Episode 176:



  • Witness - Romance With a Rapist (Episode 175)
    Episode 175:

    Romance With a Rapist

    A rapist's girlfriend may be his next victim.

  • Witness - Mystics, Mechanics and Mind Bombs (Episode 174)
    Episode 174:

    Mystics, Mechanics and Mind Bombs

    Two former Greenpeace presidents view Earth's fate.

  • Witness - Kazan's Brothers (Episode 173)
    Episode 173:

    Kazan's Brothers

    A family escapes to the West from Kurdistan.

  • Witness - Manhunter (Episode 172)
    Episode 172:


    A rabbi pursues errant husbands.

  • Witness - House of Secrets (Episode 171)
    Episode 171:

    House of Secrets

    Halfway house for parolees.

  • Witness - Igor -- The Boy Who Dared to Dream (Episode 170)
    Episode 170:

    Igor -- The Boy Who Dared to Dream

    Igor Pavlovets' new life in England after being disabled from a nuclear disaster.

  • Witness - Risky Business (Episode 169)
    Episode 169:

    Risky Business

    Canada's legalized gambling industry affects the government.

  • Witness - Barbed Wire and Mandolins (Episode 168)
    Episode 168:

    Barbed Wire and Mandolins

    Italian-Canadians' experiences during World War II.

  • Witness - Phantom of the Ocean (Episode 167)
    Episode 167:

    Phantom of the Ocean

    Many species of fish mysteriously disappear in the Pacific Ocean.

  • Witness - Pearson (Episode 166)
    Episode 166:


    Canada's busiest airport.

  • Witness - Kim's Story: The Road From Vietnam (Episode 165)
    Episode 165:

    Kim's Story: The Road From Vietnam

    A photograph of a Vietnamese girl symbolizes the horror of the war.

  • Witness - Ballroom Dancing (Episode 164)
    Episode 164:

    Ballroom Dancing

    Ballroom dancers pursue Olympic status.

  • Witness - The Wrong Body (Episode 163)
    Episode 163:

    The Wrong Body

    Transsexual teenagers and their families explore treatment options.

  • Witness - Witness (Episode 162)
    Episode 162:


    Host Knowlton Nash.

  • Witness - Hunting Bobby Oatway (Episode 161)
    Episode 161:

    Hunting Bobby Oatway

    His victims and the community hound a child molester.

  • Witness - Alison's Last Mountain (Episode 160)
    Episode 160:

    Alison's Last Mountain

    A man takes his two children on a mountain expedition.

  • Witness - Genocide: The Aftermath (Episode 159)
    Episode 159:

    Genocide: The Aftermath

    The bitter legacy of Rwanda's genocide.

  • Witness - Surviving Waco (Episode 158)
    Episode 158:

    Surviving Waco

    Survivors of the Waco tragedy.

  • Witness - Lager 1-5-5 (Episode 157)
    Episode 157:

    Lager 1-5-5

    Boys in a boot-camp style prison in Kazakstan have a brutal life.

  • Witness - Rape: A Crime of War (Episode 156)
    Episode 156:

    Rape: A Crime of War

    Bosnian women seek justice at the International War Crimes Tribunal for rape.

  • Witness - Saudi Slave (Episode 155)
    Episode 155:

    Saudi Slave

    A Filipino woman has a bad experience as a foreign domestic in Saudi Arabia.

  • Witness - Man and Animal (Episode 154)
    Episode 154:

    Man and Animal

    Varied relationships between people and animals.

  • Witness - The Bribe or the Bullet (Episode 153)
    Episode 153:

    The Bribe or the Bullet

    NAFTA's aid to the multibillion-dollar drug trade.

  • Witness - Mystics, Mechanics and Mindbombs: A Mid-Life Crisis on the Green Crusade (Episode 152)
    Episode 152:

    Mystics, Mechanics and Mindbombs: A Mid-Life Crisis on the Green Crusade

    Events lead former Greenpeace comrades Bob Hunter and Patrick Moore on an ecological collision course.

  • Witness - The Selling of Innocents (Episode 151)
    Episode 151:

    The Selling of Innocents

    A shocking look at child prostitution.

  • Witness - Sound and Fury (Episode 150)
    Episode 150:

    Sound and Fury

    Noise is becoming a growing urban problem.

  • Witness - The Dark Side of Native Sovereignty (Episode 149)
    Episode 149:

    The Dark Side of Native Sovereignty

    Smuggling, violence and links with organized crime.

  • Witness - Skeptics Journey (Episode 148)
    Episode 148:

    Skeptics Journey

    Canadian foreign aid.

  • Witness - Mah Jong Orphans (Episode 146)
    Episode 146:

    Mah Jong Orphans

    A Chinese mother and daughter clash over culture.

  • Witness - Chore Wars (Episode 145)
    Episode 145:

    Chore Wars

    Domestic battles over domestic duties.

  • Witness - The Chernobyl Legacy (Episode 144)
    Episode 144:

    The Chernobyl Legacy

    The world's worst nuclear disaster through the eyes of its survivors.

  • Witness - The Envelope Please... (Episode 143)
    Episode 143:

    The Envelope Please...

    How this year's Academy Awards were really won and lost.

  • Witness - The Sterilization of Leilani Muir (Episode 142)
    Episode 142:

    The Sterilization of Leilani Muir

    Albertans fight for compensation for forcible sterilization under a provincial law.

  • Witness - Need to Know (Episode 141)
    Episode 141:

    Need to Know

    Media coverage of the Homolka-Bernardo serial killings.

  • Witness - Whiskeyman (Episode 140)
    Episode 140:


    Whiskey baron Sam Bronfman.

  • Witness - Scenes From a Corner Store (Episode 139)
    Episode 139:

    Scenes From a Corner Store

    Korean-Canadian family deals with a generational and cultural gap.

  • Witness - Deadly Experiments (Episode 138)
    Episode 138:

    Deadly Experiments

    Hundreds of North Americans and Britons became unwitting guinea pigs in government radiation experiments.

  • Witness - Dealers Among Dealers (Episode 137)
    Episode 137:

    Dealers Among Dealers

    New York City's diamond trade.

  • Witness - The Place of the Boss -- Utshimassits (Episode 135)
    Episode 135:

    The Place of the Boss -- Utshimassits

    The Mushuau Innu of Davis Inlet, Labrador.

  • Witness - Jesus in Russia: An American Holy War (Episode 134)
    Episode 134:

    Jesus in Russia: An American Holy War

    Evangelists go to the former Soviet Union to rescue lost souls.

  • Witness - The Human Laboratory (Episode 133)
    Episode 133:

    The Human Laboratory

    A U.S. agency allegedly tested the safety of contraceptive implants in Third World countries.

  • Witness - A Web of War (Episode 132)
    Episode 132:

    A Web of War

    The relationship between Poles and Canadians as they fought side by side during the Second World War.

  • Witness - Ebola: Inside an Outbreak (Episode 131)
    Episode 131:

    Ebola: Inside an Outbreak

    Story behind the deadly outbreak that almost was; follows doctors on the front line trying to contain the fatal ebola virus.

  • Witness - Ho! Kanada (Episode 130)
    Episode 130:

    Ho! Kanada

    Chronicles the experiences and adventures of a group of Japanese tourists, their souvenir video-maker and the filmmakers themselves.

  • Witness - My Healing Journey: Seven Years With Cancer (Episode 129)
    Episode 129:

    My Healing Journey: Seven Years With Cancer

    Alberta filmmaker documents his own story as he copes with a rare and incurable cancer.

  • Witness - The End of Television (Episode 128)
    Episode 128:

    The End of Television

    The future of television.

  • Witness - Longshots (Episode 127)
    Episode 127:


  • Witness - Yellow Wasps (Episode 126)
    Episode 126:

    Yellow Wasps

    A group of Muslims from the city of Zvornik, Bosnia, describe Serbian paramilitary aggression.

  • Witness - Delta Force (Episode 125)
    Episode 125:

    Delta Force

    Activist Ken Saro-Wiwa is condemned to death for his work.

  • Witness - The Tenure of Dr. Fabrikant (Episode 124)
    Episode 124:

    The Tenure of Dr. Fabrikant

    Events lead to the murders of four colleagues of Professor Valery Fabrikant of Concordia in Montreal in 1992.

  • Witness - 50 Years of Silence (Episode 123)
    Episode 123:

    50 Years of Silence

    Former prisoner of war describes being a "comfort girl" in a Japanese military brothel during World War II.

  • Witness - Igor -- Child of Chernobyl (Episode 122)
    Episode 122:

    Igor -- Child of Chernobyl

    An orphan, left disabled from the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, is given a chance at a new life.

  • Witness - Pandora's Double Helix (Episode 121)
    Episode 121:

    Pandora's Double Helix

    The promise and perils of current DNA research.

  • Witness - Wired for Sex (Episode 120)
    Episode 120:

    Wired for Sex

    Computers are affecting how we meet, fall in love and even have sex.

  • Witness - War at Sea: The Black Pit (Episode 119)
    Episode 119:

    War at Sea: The Black Pit

    Submarine war in the Gulf of St. Lawrence; sacrifice of Canadian seamen during North Atlantic convoy runs of World War II.

  • Witness - War at Sea: U-Boats in the St. Lawrence (Episode 118)
    Episode 118:

    War at Sea: U-Boats in the St. Lawrence

    Submarine war in the Gulf of St. Lawrence; sacrifice of Canadian seamen during the North Atlantic convoy runs of World War II.

  • Witness - Bhopal: The Second Tragedy (Episode 116)
    Episode 116:

    Bhopal: The Second Tragedy

    People of Bhopal are victims of a poisonous chemical leak a decade ago.

  • Witness - Growing Apart (Episode 115)
    Episode 115:

    Growing Apart

    Seven British mothers are reunited with their kidnapped children in Tripoli.

  • Witness - Nine Months to Life (Episode 114)
    Episode 114:

    Nine Months to Life

    Incarcerated women who give birth.

  • Witness - The Homecoming (Episode 113)
    Episode 113:

    The Homecoming

    Alexander Solzhenitsyn returns to his homeland after exile in the West since 1974.

  • Witness - The Russian Love Connection (Episode 112)
    Episode 112:

    The Russian Love Connection

    A group of American men travels to Russia in search of love and marriage.

  • Witness - The Lynchburg Story (Episode 111)
    Episode 111:

    The Lynchburg Story

    A chilling story tells about an asylum where thousands of inmates were forcibly sterilized.

  • Witness - Birthplace (Episode 110)
    Episode 110:


    Man returns to the Polish village which he fled to escape Nazi persecution.

  • Witness - Ms. Conceptions (Episode 109)
    Episode 109:

    Ms. Conceptions

    Some women consider artificial insemination instead of a mate.

  • Witness - In the Gutter and Other Good Places (Episode 108)
    Episode 108:

    In the Gutter and Other Good Places

    Three scavenge a living from what others discard.

  • Witness - Tabloid Frenzy (Episode 107)
    Episode 107:

    Tabloid Frenzy

    Mainstream media adopt tabloid techniques.

  • Witness - The Negotiators (Episode 106)
    Episode 106:

    The Negotiators

    Negotiations proceed between Bombardier Inc. and workers at Toronto's de Havilland aircraft plant.

  • Witness - A Child's Grief (Episode 105)
    Episode 105:

    A Child's Grief

    Children learn to cope with the loss of a loved one through group therapy.

  • Witness - Chasing the Dream (Episode 104)
    Episode 104:

    Chasing the Dream

    Three young ballplayers in the Blue Jays Minor League chase big-league dreams.

  • Witness - The Last Images of War (Episode 103)
    Episode 103:

    The Last Images of War

    Four photojournalists are killed in the crossfire in Afghanistan.

  • Witness - The Funny Side of Death (Episode 102)
    Episode 102:

    The Funny Side of Death

    An irreverent look at formalities of mortuaries and funerals.

  • Witness - Choirmaster (Episode 101)
    Episode 101:


    Documentary alleges a choirmaster abused youths in St. George's Cathedral choir in Kingston, Ontario.

  • Witness - Whose Child Is This? (Episode 100)
    Episode 100:

    Whose Child Is This?

    Native Catriona Frow is taken from her mother at birth and raised by whites; now she seeks her roots.

  • Witness - Stolen Children: Argentina's Dirtiest War (Episode 99)
    Episode 99:

    Stolen Children: Argentina's Dirtiest War

    A decade after Argentina's "Dirty War," hundreds of children are still missing.

  • Witness - Battle Diary: A Day in the Life of Charlie Martin (Episode 98)
    Episode 98:

    Battle Diary: A Day in the Life of Charlie Martin

    A Canadian soldier's perspective on the D-Day invasion.

  • Witness - Little Heroes (Episode 97)
    Episode 97:

    Little Heroes

    Lina Magaia films children who were kidnapped and trained to fight in a civil war.

  • Witness - Merchandising Murder (Episode 96)
    Episode 96:

    Merchandising Murder

    Merchandising the O.J. Simpson case.

  • Witness - Out: Stories of Lesbian and Gay Youth (Episode 95)
    Episode 95:

    Out: Stories of Lesbian and Gay Youth

    Struggles and progress of gay and lesbian youths.

  • Witness - The Plague Monkeys (Episode 94)
    Episode 94:

    The Plague Monkeys

    Lethal viruses are emerging from African rain forests.

  • Witness - Witness (Episode 92)
    Episode 92:


    Rise in sexual reproductive disorders.

  • Witness - Dirty Money: The Story of the Cali Cartel (Episode 91)
    Episode 91:

    Dirty Money: The Story of the Cali Cartel

    Two women witness an international drug cartel.

  • Witness - Sex Under Siege (Episode 90)
    Episode 90:

    Sex Under Siege

    Decrease of sperm counts; increase of reproductive disorders.

  • Witness - Death by Distance (Episode 88)
    Episode 88:

    Death by Distance

  • Witness - Children of Jehovah (Episode 87)
    Episode 87:

    Children of Jehovah

    Young Jehovah's Witnesses tell of their faith.

  • Witness - The Ark: Political Animal (Episode 86)
    Episode 86:

    The Ark: Political Animal

    The London Zoo acquires a Chinese panda; the role of zoos.

  • Witness - A Soldier's Peace (Episode 85)
    Episode 85:

    A Soldier's Peace

    Maj. Gen. Lewis MacKenzie explores Cyprus peacekeeping; successful U.N. missions and methods.

  • Witness - The Lucky Ones: Allied Airmen and Buchenwald (Episode 84)
    Episode 84:

    The Lucky Ones: Allied Airmen and Buchenwald

    Allied airmen return to Buchenwald, Germany, where they were imprisoned in the Nazi concentration camp.

  • Witness - Germany: A Nation Returns (Episode 83)
    Episode 83:

    Germany: A Nation Returns

    Author Michael Ignatieff's travels in Germany find intolerance again on the rise.

  • Witness - Rwanda: Journey Into Darkness (Episode 82)
    Episode 82:

    Rwanda: Journey Into Darkness

    Reporter Fergal Keene documents deaths in Rwanda's civil war.

  • Witness - Red Capitalism (Episode 81)
    Episode 81:

    Red Capitalism

    The city of Shenzhen is encumbered by rigid Communist rules that dominate China.

  • Witness - Romeo and Juliet in Sarajevo (Episode 80)
    Episode 80:

    Romeo and Juliet in Sarajevo

    In May 1993 snipers kill a Serb and a Muslim escaping from Sarajevo to marry.

  • Witness - Magic Time: TV Comes to Canada (Episode 79)
    Episode 79:

    Magic Time: TV Comes to Canada

    Profile of the early history of television.

  • Witness - Cold Fusion (Episode 78)
    Episode 78:

    Cold Fusion

    Physicists debate whether cold fusion would be an unlimited, safe, pollution-free energy.

  • Witness - The Disposables (Episode 77)
    Episode 77:

    The Disposables

    Documentary profiles violence in Colombian society.

  • Witness - Mob Stories (Episode 76)
    Episode 76:

    Mob Stories

    Five high-ranking insiders speak publicly about the twisted life in the mob.

  • Witness - Denial (Episode 75)
    Episode 75:


    Three survivors of the massacre of a small El Salvadoran village reconstruct the events.

  • Witness - Who Owns My Life: The Sue Rodriguez Story (Episode 74)
    Episode 74:

    Who Owns My Life: The Sue Rodriguez Story

    Documentary follows the final days of a person with Lou Gehrig's disease.

  • Witness - No Man's Land (Episode 73)
    Episode 73:

    No Man's Land

    Diary of war through the eyes of women front-line journalists.

  • Witness - The Stolen Child (Episode 72)
    Episode 72:

    The Stolen Child

    Documentary tells of two Polish cousins, abducted by Nazis and adopted by German families.

  • Witness - Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media (Episode 71)
    Episode 71:

    Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media

    Coverage of world events may be filtered to serve agendas.

  • Witness - Lawn and Order (Episode 70)
    Episode 70:

    Lawn and Order

    Peoples' fascination with cultivating front yards.

  • Witness - Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance (Episode 69)
    Episode 69:

    Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance

    Federal/provincial politicians; police/military use of media at the Mohawk village in Oka; panel discussion.

  • Witness - Bones of Contention (Episode 68)
    Episode 68:

    Bones of Contention

    Geneticists study the remains of the last Russian czar and his family.

  • Witness - Hunger's Children (Episode 67)
    Episode 67:

    Hunger's Children

    Controversy lingers over people who fled Ireland's famine and settled on Grosse Ile in the St. Lawrence.

  • Witness - Thatcher -- The Downing Street Years (Episode 66)
    Episode 66:

    Thatcher -- The Downing Street Years

    Margaret Thatcher recounts her years as prime minister of Great Britain.

  • Witness - Saddam's Killing Fields (Episode 65)
    Episode 65:

    Saddam's Killing Fields

    Saddam Hussein tyrannizes his own people, burning villages and poisoning waters.

  • Witness - And We Knew How to Dance: Women in World War I (Episode 64)
    Episode 64:

    And We Knew How to Dance: Women in World War I

    World War I affords women industrial jobs they must later relinquish.

  • Witness - Dog Eat Dog (Episode 63)
    Episode 63:

    Dog Eat Dog

    Moscow's black market animal traders.

  • Witness - The Road to Nowhere (Episode 62)
    Episode 62:

    The Road to Nowhere

    Author Michael Ignatieff travels from Zagreb to Belgrade on "the highway of brotherhood," now nearly impassable.

  • Witness - Phoenix Rising (Episode 61)
    Episode 61:

    Phoenix Rising

    The CIA's Phoenix program, created to counter Viet Cong terror, became infamous for its own.

  • Witness - Blockade (Episode 60)
    Episode 60:


    Land-rights disputes in British Columbia strain relations between Natives and whites and hamper the economy.

  • Witness - The Body Parts Business (Episode 59)
    Episode 59:

    The Body Parts Business

    Trafficking body parts in Latin America and Russia.

  • Witness - She's Gone, Boys, She's Gone (Episode 58)
    Episode 58:

    She's Gone, Boys, She's Gone

    The people of Newfoundland's outports cope with the declining cod industry.

  • Witness - Let Her Die (Episode 57)
    Episode 57:

    Let Her Die

    Every year in India, thousands of newborn girls are killed by their parents.

  • Witness - Space for Four (Episode 56)
    Episode 56:

    Space for Four

    The grueling elimination process for Canada's Astronaut Program.

  • Witness - Laogai: Inside China's Gulag (Episode 55)
    Episode 55:

    Laogai: Inside China's Gulag

    Almost 2000 Chinese prison camps may hold 10 million prisoners and forced laborers.

  • Witness - The Children's War (Episode 54)
    Episode 54:

    The Children's War

    Abandoned Brazilian children try to survive on the streets; many are dying.

  • Witness - The Man Who Loves Gary Lineker (Episode 53)
    Episode 53:

    The Man Who Loves Gary Lineker

    Dr. Yili Hasani films his life under Albania's totalitarian regime.

  • Witness - The Ark: Natural Selection (Episode 52)
    Episode 52:

    The Ark: Natural Selection

    Reorganization and cost-cutting at the London Zoo eliminates 90 jobs and 1200 animals since 1991.

  • Witness - Allied to the Mafia (Episode 51)
    Episode 51:

    Allied to the Mafia

    The 1943 Allied landing in Sicily may have fostered a relationship between U.S. intelligence and the Mafia.

  • Witness - Thalidomide: The Drug That Came Back (Episode 50)
    Episode 50:

    Thalidomide: The Drug That Came Back

    Despite a deadly past, the drug thalidomide is produced, tested and used worldwide.

  • Witness - Eight-Tray Gangster: The Making of a Crip (Episode 49)
    Episode 49:

    Eight-Tray Gangster: The Making of a Crip

    Brothers L'il Monster and Monster Kody candidly discuss life in an inner-city Los Angeles street gang.

  • Witness - Whale Wars (Episode 48)
    Episode 48:

    Whale Wars

    Despite a 1986 moratorium, some Japanese companies continue illegal harvesting of whales.

  • Witness - Videos, Vigilantes and Voyeurism (Episode 47)
    Episode 47:

    Videos, Vigilantes and Voyeurism

    Use and abuse of video technology in the United States.

  • Witness - Ladies in Line (Episode 46)
    Episode 46:

    Ladies in Line

    Female recruits endure three months of basic training in Kapooka, Australia.

  • Witness - Shackled Children (Episode 44)
    Episode 44:

    Shackled Children

    Children in forced labor.

  • Witness - The Last Soviet Citizen (Episode 43)
    Episode 43:

    The Last Soviet Citizen

    A history of the Soviet space program includes Uri Gagarin's pioneering flight and Sergei Krikalev being stranded in space during the events of 1991.

  • Witness - Primo Levi: The Memory of the Offence (Episode 41)
    Episode 41:

    Primo Levi: The Memory of the Offence

    A profile of author Primo Levi includes prose, poetry and friends' reminiscences.

  • Witness - Annie Leibovitz (Episode 40)
    Episode 40:

    Annie Leibovitz

    A profile of photographer Annie Leibovitz shows her at work and features interviews with Demi Moore, Mick Jagger, Hunter S. Thompson, Tina Brown and Jann Werner.

  • Witness - The Coming War With America (Episode 39)
    Episode 39:

    The Coming War With America

    In a docudrama set in 2020, the world is divided into three parts, Quebec is autonomous and global war threatens.

  • Witness - The Secret City (Episode 37)
    Episode 37:

    The Secret City

    Stalin establishes an atomic-weapons research center in the Urals, in a city which officially never existed.

  • Witness - The Informer (Episode 35)
    Episode 35:

    The Informer

    A law enforcement agent infiltrates a branch of the IRA.

  • Witness - Women in the Shadows (Episode 32)
    Episode 32:

    Women in the Shadows

    Christine Welsh researches her Metis heritage, discovering a relationship between Native women and British men of the Hudson's Bay Company.

  • Witness - The Good Woman of Bangkok (Episode 31)
    Episode 31:

    The Good Woman of Bangkok

    Filmmaker Dennis O'Rourke spends nine months documenting the life of a 25-year-old Thai prostitute.

  • Witness - Something to Celebrate (Episode 30)
    Episode 30:

    Something to Celebrate

    In a 1983 film, 14 Canadians between 71 and 92 share views on life.

  • Witness - Paperland: The Bureaucrat Observed (Episode 29)
    Episode 29:

    Paperland: The Bureaucrat Observed

    Donald Brittain views bureaucracy around the world.

  • Witness - Memorandum (Episode 28)
    Episode 28:


    Donald Brittain's 1965 documentary follows a survivor's return to Bergen-Belsen years later with his teenage son.

  • Witness - Donald Brittain -- Filmmaker (Episode 27)
    Episode 27:

    Donald Brittain -- Filmmaker

    Profiles British documentary filmmaker Donald Brittain.

  • Witness - The Great Organ Bazaar (Episode 26)
    Episode 26:

    The Great Organ Bazaar

    The international human body-parts trade.

  • Witness - Paradise Lost (Episode 25)
    Episode 25:

    Paradise Lost

    Democracy and market reform impact on Russia, one year after the fall of Communism.

  • Witness - Between the Solitudes (Episode 24)
    Episode 24:

    Between the Solitudes

    Journalist Josh Freed journeys through English Montreal.

  • Witness - Admission Impossible (Episode 23)
    Episode 23:

    Admission Impossible

    Alleges successive Australian governments instituted a secret policy of racial discrimination against immigrants.

  • Witness - Tornado Down (Episode 22)
    Episode 22:

    Tornado Down

    A British bomber crew is tortured after crashing and surrendering in Iraqi territory on the first day of Operation Desert Storm.

  • Witness - The Broadcast Tapes of Dr. Peter (Episode 21)
    Episode 21:

    The Broadcast Tapes of Dr. Peter

    Vancouver physician Dr. Peter Jepson-Young publicly discusses his battle with AIDS.

  • Witness - Heaven Must Wait (Episode 19)
    Episode 19:

    Heaven Must Wait

    People cope with aging, and some go to great lengths to delay it; science works to stop the aging process, while industry profits from it.

  • Witness - Playing for Keeps (Episode 18)
    Episode 18:

    Playing for Keeps

    Three single, teenage mothers tell their stories.

  • Witness - A Song for Tibet (Episode 17)
    Episode 17:

    A Song for Tibet

    Two Tibetan-Canadians spotlight the plight of Chinese-occupied Tibet. Includes footage of the Dalai Lama's visit to Canada.

  • Witness - Siamese Twins (Episode 16)
    Episode 16:

    Siamese Twins

    An Irish couple faces a year-long ordeal in deciding to separate Siamese-twin daughters. Narrated by Julie Christie.

  • Witness - Voices From the Shadows (Episode 15)
    Episode 15:

    Voices From the Shadows

    Profiles of individuals living in four provinces illustrate Canada's complex welfare system.

  • Witness - On the Eighth Day: Perfecting Mother Nature (Episode 14)
    Episode 14:

    On the Eighth Day: Perfecting Mother Nature

    Social and economic forces may influence the use of genetic screening.

  • Witness - On the Eighth Day: Perfecting Mother Nature (Episode 13)
    Episode 13:

    On the Eighth Day: Perfecting Mother Nature

    Technological advances in treating infertility include in-vitro fertilization, sparking a billion-dollar business.

  • Witness - Labelled Disabled (Episode 12)
    Episode 12:

    Labelled Disabled

    Quadriplegic Brad McCannell organizes Independence 92, a world disability conference held in Vancouver, British Columbia.

  • Witness - End of the Empire (Episode 11)
    Episode 11:

    End of the Empire

    A failed coup d'etat in August 1991 signals the end of communism in the Soviet Union.

  • Witness - Bonjour! Shalom (Episode 8)
    Episode 8:

    Bonjour! Shalom

    Hasidic Jews and Francophones live side by side in the Montreal community of Outremont.

  • Witness - The Famine Within (Episode 7)
    Episode 7:

    The Famine Within

    A documentary by filmmaker Katherine Gilday shows the fear of being fat as a cultural/media effect harmful to women.

  • Witness - Passage From Burnt Islands (Episode 6)
    Episode 6:

    Passage From Burnt Islands

    Principal Ray Bown's literacy crusade transforms the fishing village of Burnt Islands, Newfoundland.

  • Witness - A Kind of Family (Episode 5)
    Episode 5:

    A Kind of Family

    A Winnipeg councilman struggles to help his foster son, a 17-year-old addict and chronic runaway.

  • Witness - Brain Sex (Episode 3)
    Episode 3:

    Brain Sex

    Differences in the male and female brain may affect personal relationships and sexual preferences.

  • Witness - The Quest for the True Cross

    The Quest for the True Cross