CBC Television’s popular and acclaimed documentary series aims to “witness” the momentous events of our times. A showcase for Canada’s top independent filmmakers, Witness focuses its penetrating cameras on the people, places and events that shape our lives, capturing a unique and revelatory view from the inside.

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Episodes

Witness House of Secrets

Placing violent offenders in the custody of a halfway house is usually met with fierce resistance by most communities, afraid they might slip out of their midst. But how justified is the public's dread of halfway houses and their residents? What really goes on behind the walls of these dreaded institutions? What this documentary uncovers will fascinate and disturb viewers.
  • 1997
  • 00:50:33
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Witness Hunting Bobby Oatway

Bobby Gordon Oatway physically and sexually abused a number of young children, including his own two-year-old son. While released on parole into the custody of a halfway house, local residents mount a fierce and highly publicized campaign to get Oatway out of their neighbourhood. This documentary challenges the viewer to decide between the rights of the offender, his victims and ...
  • 1997
  • 00:50:53
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013