|Directed by||Terence Macartney-Filgate|
|Narrated by||Stanley Jackson|
|Country of origin||Canada|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||7|
|Executive producer(s)||Tom Daly|
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Production company(s)||National Film Board of Canada|
|Original network||CBC Television|
|Original release||26 October –|
7 December 1958
|Followed by||Documentary '60|
This series aired various National Film Board of Canada (NFB) documentaries such as Blood and Fire (about the Salvation Army), The Back-Breaking Leaf (about southern Ontario tobacco farming), The Days Before Christmas (filmed in Montreal) and Police (about Toronto's police force). The series was filmed with technically advanced portable cameras. Footage relied on observation, with interviews kept to a minimum.
This half-hour series was broadcast on Sundays at 5:30 p.m. (Eastern) from 26 October to 7 December 1958.
Influenced by the work of Henri Cartier-Bresson, the Candid Eye series was one of the NFB's very first experiments in Cinéma vérité and has been credited as helping to inspire the cinema verite documentary movement.
- Corcelli, John (February 2005). "Candid Eye". Canadian Communications Foundation. Retrieved 6 September 2018.
- Brownstein, Bill (5 October 2011). "Looking back on the work of Tom Daly". Vancouver Sun. Retrieved 6 October 2011.[permanent dead link]
- Aitken, Ian (27 October 2005). Encyclopedia of the Documentary Film. Routledge. p. 168. ISBN 978-1579584450.
- Allan, Blaine (1996). "Candid Eye". Queen's University. Archived from the original on 1 June 2015. Retrieved 7 May 2010.
- Candid Eye at the National Film Board of Canada
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