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 Ask a Silly Question

Opinion polls are very influential, determining everything from how we are governed to what we eat for breakfast. But this is a completely unregulated industry, subject to human frailty and open to abuse. This offbeat and often hilarious documentary uses bogus polls to show how easily people will comment on subjects they clearly know nothing about. Viewers are then taken ...
  • 1998
  • 00:44:42
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Witness In Security: The New Age of Policing

As police forces have been cut back, the private security business has boomed. Investigating this growing industry, cameras follow officers on patrol from the poor high-rise neighbourhoods of Toronto to the wealthy gated communities of Florida. We visit Disney World, the birthplace of this new form of policing, and then see how citizen involvement has changed the face of Oxnard, ...
  • 1998
  • 00:47:13
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013