Perfect
Strength. Stamina. Sequins. Follow the Canadian synchronised swimming team beyond the beauty, to the brawn it takes to qualify for Rio 2016.
Thursday, August 4 at 9 PM
Hold Your Fire
Why do police end up killing our most vulnerable – people in mental crisis – and what can be done to change that?
Thursday, August 25 at 9 PM
Eternal Life: Is it Possible?
From the dawn of mankind, we've certainly tried to forestall death. Here's a look at some of our past and recent attempts.
The Bogus Surgeon and Other Great Imposters in Canadian History
From disguising as a man to make it in the fur trade, to masquerading as a naval trauma surgeon, we round up six of the most famous imposters from the past.

Recent Episodes

The Oka Legacy

The Oka Legacy

Mohawk filmmaker Sonia Bonspille Boileau takes us on a journey to discover how the Oka Crisis of 1990 sparked the resurgence of Indigenous identity and ultimately helped change the course of Canadian history. Watch Full Episode

A Jihadi in the Family

A Jihadi in the Family

"I never saw it coming!” That’s the heart-breaking cry of parents whose kids have run away to join the ranks of a terrorist organization. What makes a young person blow up a café in Paris? Why do young people leave comfortable homes to embrace violent extremist ideologies? And what happens to the families they leave behind? Watch Full Episode

The War At Home

The War At Home

An intimate look at a private battlefield, one where thousands of Canadian women live in fear in the one place they should feel safe; their home. Watch Full Episode

Behind the Lens Blog

A Day in The Life of One of Canada’s Synchro Champs

A Day in The Life of One of Canada’s Synchro Champs

"By mid morning, we've completed 700 abdomen exercises and lifted 10 times our body weight. The other day, after doing burpees, there was a puddle of sweat the shape of my body on the floor."

Putting the Spotlight on Synchronized Swimming, A Little-Known Olympic Sport

Putting the Spotlight on Synchronized Swimming, A Little-Known Olympic Sport

"These girls are machines. They are complete and total athletes." Director Jérémie Battaglia was shocked by the athletic rigours of synchronized swimming.

Telling Beverley Giesbrecht’s Tragic Story

Telling Beverley Giesbrecht’s Tragic Story

“I wanted to explore what makes someone leave their world behind, at a late stage in her life, and immerse themselves in a society that is completely alien to them.” Producer Vanessa Dylyn talks about her fascination with Beverley Giesbrecht.

She’s Documented Violence All Over The World, But Domestic Abuse in Canada Shocked Her

She’s Documented Violence All Over The World, But Domestic Abuse in Canada Shocked Her

"I always thought of Canada and home as a safe haven," says director Shelley Saywell. "But that idea was shattered when I realized that for thousands of women in our own country, home is the place where most violence occurs."

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