The Fifth Estate

For almost four decades, The Fifth Estate has been Canada's premier investigative documentary program, acquainting viewers with a dazzling parade of political leaders, shady characters and ordinary people whose lives were touched by triumph or tragedy. The tradition of provocative and courageous journalism which began with Adrienne Clarkson, Warner Troyer and Peter Reilly on September 16, 1975 continues unabated with our current team of Bob McKeown, Gillian Findlay, Mark Kelley and Habiba Nosheen.

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Episodes

The Fifth Estate Becoming Ayden

Changing sex. Not simple, not well understood, not consistently regulated, but here to stay and getting complicated. The Fifth Estate follows 17-year-old Adina Scheim from Toronto, who is becoming a boy named Ayden. Ayden is willing to go to great lengths to alter her female body to correspond with her male self-image. And Ayden is not alone. One Canadian clinic ...
  • 2004
  • 00:40:27
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Fifth Estate Dark Crystal

Exploring the dark experiences of methamphetamine addicts, journalist Gillian Findlay digs into the scarred lives of three young people — a reformed addict with a bright future, a 16-year-old girl struggling in rehab, and a man who cannot let go of the drug. Findlay takes the viewer on a voyage into the shady corners of a small town wracked by ...
  • 2004
  • 00:41:37
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Fifth Estate No Way Home

A harrowing examination of Canada's street youth and shelter system. Hana Gartner traces the journey of three kids who ran away at age 13 to the gritty, violent reality of the streets. Learn how they navigate through the dark corners of society: panhandling, abusing drugs and selling their bodies. The documentary offers a rare glimpse of the country's homeless youth ...
  • 2004
  • 00:51:09
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Fifth Estate You Bet Your Life

This one-hour program investigates the effects of VLTs — Video Lottery Terminals. Gambling is no longer considered a sin or vice; instead our provincial governments not only operate these terminals, but they also take 50% of the profits. Children are the fastest growing group of compulsive gamblers. The report highlights how the terminals affect compulsive gamblers and the larger impact ...
  • 2004
  • 00:38:37
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013