Browse Documentaries

It’s Time We Talked

A wry and intense road trip across direct democracy's history and potential in America, warmly probing the historical record, stories of ballot activists of all stripes, our political assumptions, and everyday people's ideas for laws, to build the case for true citizenship. A film by Olaf...

Watch Documentary

Ivory Wars: Out of Africa

Ivory has been a source of fascination for 30,000 years. It's portable and can be carved into any shape. But ivory, in all its beauty, hides a dark and bloody truth. 2011 was the worst year for large ivory seizers in two decades. But now, sophisticated intelligence and technology is being shared between countries in an attempt to expose these criminals. Elephants are the largest animals on earth. They are intelligent, have renowned memory and close family ties. They are the architects of their world, altering the habitat around them on a giant scale. Scientists continue to make surprising...

Watch Documentary

Gangland: Hell House

The Syndicato Nuevo Mexico is a brutal gang that rules the prisons of New Mexico. Also known as the "S," they boast a rap sheet that includes drug sales, vicious beatings, and cold-blooded murder. Formed in the 1980s after one of the deadliest prison riots in US history, the "S" has become one of the most feared prison gangs in the country. If prison is hell, than SNM is the...

Watch Documentary

The Shoemaker

Frank Catalfumo is a 91 year old shoemaker and repairer in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. He first opened the doors to F&C Shoes in 1945 and continues to work five days a week alongside his son Michael. If you're ever in the area, make sure to stop by the shop and listen to one of Frank's amazing stories about life in Brooklyn back in the...

Watch Documentary

Love Crimes of Kabul

LOVE CRIMES OF KABUL is an intimate portrait of three young Afghani women accused of committing "moral crimes" such as premarital sex and running away from home. As we follow them from prison to trial, we discover the pressures and paradoxes that women in Afghanistan face today-and the dangerous consequences when they refuse to fit...

Watch Documentary

In Loving Memory

Road users pass them every day - sudden flashes of flowers tied to lampposts or lying by the side of the road. Across the UK roadside memorials have become the expected response when someone dies suddenly in a traffic collision. For friends and family the spot where these tributes are left becomes sacred; for others these shrines are an eyesore and a display that should be kept private. Yet behind each roadside memorial there is a story of personal...

Watch Documentary

The Tribal Eye: Crooked Beak of Heaven

The Tribal Eye is a seven-part BBC documentary series on the subject of Tribal art, written and presented by David Attenborough. It was first transmitted in 1975. 2. "Crooked Beak of Heaven" On the native communities of the North West coast of...

Watch Documentary

PT 2/5 Web Warriors

A hot summer afternoon in the northeast. Residents of New York and Toronto look forward to the weekend. No one could predict what is about to happen. In a matter of seconds, 50 million people simply fall off the grid. Phone lines and water systems fail, and thousands of people are trapped in elevators and subways. It is August 14th 2003, and the largest blackout in North American history causes 6 billion in damages. The official cause? Overgrown trees on power lines. But there's more to this story than troublesome trees. Just three days earlier on August 11th someone somewhere released...

Watch Documentary

The Worst Christmas Jobs in History

Let's face it, there's always been plenty of extra work to be done at Christmas time. Be it late night shelf-stacking at your local mall, cramming this year's must-have items into valuable shop space in an effort to fuel the 'pile 'em high, sell 'em dear' festive shopping frenzy, or doing the night shift down the sorting office to help out the postie, it's a tradition for students, down-at-pocket teenagers and lonely housewives. But the seasonal labour market hasn't always been just about earning pin money and having a lark. Back in the olden days, folks had to work their fingers to the...

Watch Documentary