From the producer: Shortly after I arrived in Siberia, our British editor, Andy Capper, texted me: “You’ll love Siberia. Everything is so close and the people are so nice.” He was of course being facetious (or British: same thing) because everything is 18 hours by train and the people are very mean indeed. Some might start out nice, but after the vodka starts flowing—which is always—so does th
What is an American? During the 2008 presidential campaign, Simon Schama traveled through America to dig deep into the conflicts of its history to understand what was at stake. Simon looks at the bitter conflict over immigration in American history. Who should be allowed to enter America and call themselves an American has always been one of the nation’s most divisive issues, and it continues
Joined at the Hip Perhaps nothing crystallizes the theme of Ted Koppel’s excellent documentary series “The People’s Republic of Capitalism” like the production of Ethan Allen couches. Over four episodes (Last episode is missing from DocumentaryStorm), Koppel reveals increasing economic interdependence between the United States and China, and daily business for the American furniture maker is a ca
Reporter Ramita Navai and producer Wael Dabbous spend two weeks living undercover in Syria with opposition movement members, who are determined to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad. They meet protestors and victims of the military crackdowns, visiting makeshift hospitals set up in private homes by doctors risking their lives treating the injured.
The Democratic Republic of Congo is one of the poorest countries in the world and thanks to an insanely complicated mix of politics, armed conflict, and corruption... it's also one of the most under-reported. It also happens to be home to a nondescript black rock known as Coltan... a vital ingredient in the production of nearly every cell phone and computer on the planet. Without Coltan, our techn
Gerry and Alistair, two ex-paramilitaries from opposite sides of the sectarian divide, guide us through post-peace process Belfast.
The Story of Ireland - a groundbreaking new series presented by Fergal Keane about the history of Ireland – cultural, social, and economic, and its role on the international stage. The Story Of Ireland is a five-part landmark history of Ireland, to be presented by Fergal Keane. Ireland is living through a significant period in its cycle of history – since the 1998 Good Friday Agreement, the
Utilizing excerpts from the award-winning non-fiction text A Small Place by Jamaica Kincaid, Life and Debt is a woven tapestry of sequences all focusing on the stories of individual Jamaicans whose strategies for survival and parameters of day-to-day existence are determined by the U.S. and other foreign economic agendas. By combining traditional documentary telling with a stylized narrative fr
The high mesas of New Mexico are the starting point for Stephen’s journey through the dramatic landscapes and peoples of the South West. The physicists at the Los Alamos Lab, who are unraveling the mysteries of dark matter, contrast starkly to the ecohouse dwellers living off the grid near Sante Fe. Staying with the Navajo Indians in Monument Valley in Arizona, Stephen learns to weave a basket,