For many decades, John Pilger has been informing the world of the plight of the First People of Australia. This documentary is one of his many journalistic masterpieces in which he exposes clearly the way in which the murder and banishment of thousands of Aboriginals was planned and executed.Watch Now
In December of 1968, Apollo 8 went to the moon. When the cameras turned to give viewers a look of Earth, many were touched deeply beyond words. On the 40th anniversary of the notorious ‘Blue Marble’ photograph taken from space by Apollo 17 in 1972, Planetary Collective presented this short film.Watch Now
A few years ago, George W. Bush stated “America will not impose our own style of living on the unwilling. Our goal instead is to help others to find their own voice, attain their own freedom, and make their own way.” Nevertheless the United States’ actions in Latin America are proof that exactly the opposite is true.Watch Now
Imagine waking up to gunshots every morning, and falling asleep to the music of bullets every night. It’s a warzone where everybody seems to be fighting for a pointless cause. Tourism is Jamaica’s primary source of income and more than two million tourists visit the island every year, but there’s a side of Jamaica that is completely hidden from visitors.Watch Now
Joaquin Guzman Loera, better known as ‘El Chapo,’ which is slang for Shorty, is officially the world’s most powerful drug trafficker. His Mexican drug cartel controls hundreds of distribution cells throughout Mexico, The United States, Brazil, Europe and even Australia.Watch Now
There seems to be an insatiable thirst for firearms in the United States. Some statistics show that there are over 350 million guns in the country.
Imagine being only six years old, waking up one day and being told you are going to leave your home and all the familiar places where you’ve played.
In the year 2015, almost 70 people committed suicide every day in Japan. That amounts to a total of 24,025 documented cases.
A sect has been defined as a small religious group that is usually a derivative of a larger organization. The members usually follow a leader who calls himself a ‘prophet’ or acts like an exclusive spokesperson for God.
If you’ve never heard of Transnistria or Pridnestrovie, you are not alone. This is the ‘Renegade Republic’, which no state in the world recognizes although they have their own parliament, currency, passport, and national anthem.
It was Martin Luther King who once said that ‘injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.’ These are the words belted out over a megaphone as a group of supporters in the US take to the streets to speak out against Coca Cola’s shady business practices in countries such as Colombia.
At the age of fifteen, Martin Popplewell saw the popular 1980 film ‘Blue Lagoon’ starring Brooke Shields and Christopher Atkins. The story is about two teenagers who end up stranded on a tropical island.
An eerie silence reigns over the land as the realization sinks in that Daesh terrorists are just a few miles away.
It seems as if police brutality has been consistently increasing within the last few decades. A quick look at the latest reports reveal that it’s not an issue of police ganging up against a certain race, it’s an issue of police not being accountable for the excessive use of force on common citizens.
The nuclear disaster that occurred in Chernobyl on April 26, 1986 continues to be the biggest nuclear accident in history. But what took place in Fukushima Daiichi on March 11, 2011 is a close second.
In India many women are married off at a very early age. There have been cases in which little girls that are still babies— only 5 or 6 years old— have been given to men that are much older than they are.
Up to five million people have lost their lives to war and violence in the province of Northern Kivu, to the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
In this documentary, United Nations Messenger of Peace Leonardo DiCaprio takes a three-year personal journey around the world with the intention of exploring the topic of climate change.
It was American essayist, lecturer, and poet, Ralph Waldo Emerson who once stated that ‘The end of the human race will be that it will eventually die of civilization.’ These words ring true today as a cacao farmer in Southern Belize struggles to work his plantation in the tradition of his Maya ancestors.
Everybody knows that women who live in Afghanistan’s male-dominated society face a long list of restrictions and prohibitions. Some of these restrictions are quite extreme such as not being allowed to go to parties or dances.
‘The Quran is our constitution. To see martyrdom in the path of Allah is our highest ambition and our goal.’ These are the words of one of the founding fathers of the Jihad in the UK and one of the people most responsible for spreading jihad throughout the Western world.
On September 12, 2002, the 57th Session of the United Nation’s General Assembly opened in New York City. President George W.
Afghanistan has a very traditional patriarchal culture, which does not allow women to be free like men. This means that the rights of women are restricted.
Lobsang Phuntsok is a Buddhist monk that received the honor of being trained under the guidance of His Holiness The Dalai Lama.
In the 18th century, a Thai soldier named Nai Khanom Tom was taken prisoner in Burma. Shortly after that, at a boxing tournament organized by the King, the Thai prisoner consecutively beat ten of the army’s best fighters.
Who is responsible for raising a healthy child? It’s obvious that humanity is facing a huge problem these days: kids are much heavier than they should be.
In the last ten years, the premiums for healthcare costs have doubled. No other expense has seen that great an increase over the same length of time.
Because of the Catholic Church’s strict views regarding celibacy, a priest who desires marriage and children only has two options: leaving the church or living in secret.
In 2015, more than 800,000 immigrants entered Greece illegally through Turkey. They came from the Middle East and Africa. These days it has become common for thousands of volunteers to travel to Lesbos, Greece to meet these refugees and offer assistance.
Edward Snowden, a 29-year-old who worked as an analyst for the National Security Agency (NSA) has been called a criminal, a coward, and a traitor who betrayed his country.
Dom Heder, Brazilian Archbishop, once said ‘When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist.’ This award-winning documentary is all about food justice.
Life in North Korea is the result of a seventy-year social experiment that started out with the intention of shielding people from the corrupting influence of the outside world.
Some experts believe that in only fifty years from now one in every three people will live in a slum. Every city has one.
A sleep epidemic swept over Kalachi for about three years. The causes remained unknown for a long time even though quite a few scientists worked tirelessly to come up with possible reasons for this condition.
Genocide is taking place in Darfur and millions of innocent men, women, and children are consistently being brutally murdered. Darfur is located in the Western region of Sudan.
The ten hottest years that have ever been measured have all occurred in the last fourteen years. Global warming is the world’s current greatest concern; it’s real and humans are most certainly to blame because industrial civilization has caused irreparable damage.
Glories of Ancient Chang-An The Silk Road or Silk Route refers to a network of interlinking trade routes across the Afro-Eurasian landmass that connected East, South, and Western Asia with the Mediterranean and European world, as well as parts of North and East Africa.
Biologist Joe Hutto was mother to the strangest family in the world, thirteen endangered wild turkeys that he raised from egg to the day they left home.
In this documentary, naturalist Sir David Attenborough investigates whether the world is heading for a population crisis. In his lengthy career, Sir David has watched the human population more than double from 2.5 billion in 1950 to nearly seven billion.
As the world struggled to imagine the torment endured by Elisabeth Fritzl, imprisoned in a cellar for 24 years, Colleen Stan describes her own terrifying ordeal with disturbing, sick similarities.
Manga is an ancient Chinese name of a bird that was known for collecting things. In time, the term evolved to refer to a book that held a collection of poems or pictures.
Episode 1: New Blood Broadcast in 1999, Walking with Dinosaurs set out to create the most accurate portrayal of prehistoric animals ever seen on the screen.
Twenty-three year old Alex Honnold is taking the high-stakes sport of free solo climbing to new heights. Climbing truly massive walls without a rope, and zero chance of survival if he falls, Alex is calm and fearless (except when it comes to girls).
You’ll never look at a purring, domestic kitty the same way after you’ve seen “The Secret Life of Cats.” Behind that cute little face and playful attitude is a passionless, efficient killer.
According to the documentary film Sicko, almost fifty million Americans are uninsured while the remainder, who are covered, are often victims of insurance company fraud and red tape.
Chinese Director Weijun Chen’s charming film takes us into the world of Chinese schoolchildren, learning about democracy for the first time as they try to vote for their class monitor.
We’ve all heard the saying ’you can’t teach an old dog new tricks’. Well scientists are proving this old adage to be absolutely wrong.
VICE is a documentary TV series that travels the world to uncover some of the most intriguing, often controversial, topics that often go uncovered by the mainstream media.
DocumentaryStorm is proud to present “Witch Hunt,” a feature length documentary narrated by Sean Penn that tells the story of a small American city and the police’s witch-hunt that terrorized its citizens.
What is it that makes us human? Is it the ability to love? Is it because we are able to show different emotions and express different feelings?
While its fearsome ancestor, the wolf, was created by natural selection-it is man that created the dog. This film explores the greatest inter-species friendship on Earth over the course of 40,000 years.
When You’re Strange uncovers historic and previously unseen footage of the illustrious rock quartet and provides new insight into the revolutionary impact of its music and legacy.
There’s got to be something crooked going on in a society in which adult models are expected to weigh less than 90 pounds even if it means putting their health is at risk.
‘India Untouched – Stories of a People Apart’ is a comprehensive look at untouchability. Director Stalin spent four years traveling the length and breadth of the country to expose the continued oppression of Dalits, ‘the broken people’, who suffer under a 4,000-year-old religious system.
This documentary takes a look at the difficult journey that immigrants from Central America and Mexico embark on to enter the United States.
I.O.U.S.A. boldly examines the rapidly growing national debt and its consequences for the United States and its citizens. Burdened with an ever-expanding government and military, increased international competition, overextended entitlement programs, and debts to foreign countries that are becoming impossible to honor, America must mend its spendthrift ways or face an economic disaster of epic proportions.
In Pure Nature Specials: Naughty by Nature (Sex and the Jungle) filmmakers bring together a wide variety of research into the sex lives of wild animals.
History books traditionally depict the pre-Columbus Americas as a pristine wilderness where small native villages lived in harmony with nature. But scientific evidence tells a very different story: When Columbus stepped ashore in 1492, millions of people were already living there.
After Sean Aiken graduated from college at the top of his class he discovered that there was one thing he still didn’t know; he had no clue what career he wanted to pursue.
Immediately after the assassination of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy on November 22, 1963, the United States government came to the conclusion that a lone gun man, a former U.S.
Renowned National Geographic filmmaker Dereck and Beverly Joubert have lived and worked among the lions for thirteen years. Each day they search for the lions they work with and each night they follow these lions and document the stories of their lives.
This documentary tells the story of a six year old girl, Beth Thomas, labeled as “The Child Of Rage,” tells her story of healing from Reactive Attachment Disorder as a result of being sexually abused.
Realizing that the creepy urban legend of their youth has actually come true; two filmmakers delve into the mysterious disappearance of five missing children and the real-life boogeyman linked to their disappearances.
For many decades, John Pilger has been informing the world of the plight of the First People of Australia. This documentary is one of his many journalistic masterpieces in which he exposes clearly the way in which the murder and banishment of thousands of Aboriginals was planned and executed.
Directed by documentarian Joseph Ohayon, Crossroads: Labor Pains of a New Worldview, puts into question the human condition in the context of the 21st century.
The Collective Evolution is a documentary aimed at showing the current state of the world, why it needs to be changed, and how each and every one of us can play a role in changing it.
This award-winning documentary, originally released in 2010, tells the true story of a medical doctor and PhD biochemist named Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski, founder of the Burzynski Research Institute, a bio-pharmaceutical company that is committed to developing cancer treatments based on genomic and epigenomic principles.
A keystone species is a species that is essential to the functioning of the ecosystem as a whole. Such a species supports the entire interdependent network of life because other animals simply cannot live without it.
When the TV show Flipper aired in the 1960s, a show starring dolphins trained by Ric O’Barry, he became the most famous dolphin trainer in the world.
Photographer Chris Jordan discusses his Midway Project; a fine art photography series documenting the tragic phenomenon of the death of the local albatross population due to excessive intake of plastic from the Pacific Garbage Patch.
Louis Theroux, master of the crafty interview, continues his journey through the outskirts of the American mainstream and plunges into the nightmare that is Broadway’s audition circuit.
What makes a song great is when the listener can relate it to his or her own experience and feel it in his or her own life.
Each year in the United States fewer than 125 high school quarterbacks receive a Division One scholarship. The fierce competition has led to an increase in student athlete transfers.
Green Medicine is a documentary film made by Geek Media, directed by Diego Estay and produced by Paradise Seeds. The film offers insight into the medical cannabis scene in Chile.
“Holy Death, protect us. Holy Death, hear us. Holy Death, come into us. Holy Death, be with us…” These are the words of a prayer offered once a month before an altar set up on a street corner in Mexico City.
The documentary Fela Kuti: Music is the Weapon with the Afro-beat legend, political revolutionary, musician, composer and performer, mixes footage of Fela Anikulapo Kuti performing at his Shrine nightclub, interviews with the controversial musician, glimpses of life at his Kalakuta Republic compound, and scenes of Lagos street life.
Children of God explores the life of the children who live beside the Baghmati River in Nepal – on the sacred grounds of a Hindu temple in Kathmandu an area forgotten and ignored by the world, but considered the holiest and most sacred to the Nepalese people.
Since 1989, the government of Sudan, led by Omar al-Bashir, has committed mass murder of its citizens. Violence has continued until the present day including the use of chemical weapons that specifically target civilians.
Where and what is nano? How will it shape our future? Nanoscience is the study of phenomena and manipulation of materials at the nanoscale, where properties differ significantly from those at a larger scale.
The story of how the media bought what the White House was selling has not been told in depth on television.
Genocide is taking place in Darfur and millions of innocent men, women, and children are consistently being brutally murdered. Darfur is located in the Western region of Sudan.
At 57m long, 6m wide and 20m high, the Great Sphinx at Giza is the largest single-stone sculpture in the world.
What does it mean when you tell somebody you won National Rabbit Queen or King? This film by Amy Do sheds the light on a delightful organization that few people have heard of.
Journeyman Pictures presents, “A Shining Light,” a short film of only 11 minutes following Illac Diaz who began a project called “Liter of Light.” The film takes place in the slums of Manila, Philippines in August of 2012.
Super Mario Bros, Zelda, Tetris, and the days of summers past! Starting with Atari and Nintendo and tracing the full 8-bit trajectory over the last 30 years.
With California and the rest of the country going bankrupt, one business is booming. How Weed Won the West is the story of the growing Medical Marijuana industry, focusing on Los Angeles with over 700 legal dispensaries doling out the buds.
In the mid 80s, David Graham Scott started experimenting with film and with drugs. His experiments led him to become an addict with an aimless hollow existence.
Thirteen minute, 28 second narrated color film clip of a 1977 Alyeska Pipeline construction progress report. Alyeska (meaning “mainland” in Aleut and referring to Alaska) is a consortium of companies that own the Trans Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS) The report gives a good overview of the challenges faced during construction of the 800 mile-long pipeline.
The Zapatista Army of National Liberation (Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional, EZLN) is an armed revolutionary group (VNSA) based in Chiapas, the southernmost, and one of the poorest, states of Mexico.
The McDonald’s Corporation has made billions of dollars offering fast food that appeals to young kids. It is no secret that the convenience of their locations and the rapid pace of their production has been a lifesaver for many busy mothers who need to feed their hungry family quickly.
In the far reaches of the Galapagos archipelago there is a remote island that is more like an ancient crumbling volcano.
It was a long and bitter race that lasted months and cost at least $2.5 billion dollars. This documentary takes you on a tour of the US 2012 presidential campaign, from the high and low moments, to the Spin Room, to the noisy campaign ads that blanketed the swing states.
Control Room, by Jehane Noujaim, an award-winning Arab-American filmmaker who has lived within and embraced both worlds, provides an opportunity to re-examine what is perhaps the most pressing question of international relations today: “is America radicalizing or stabilizing the Arab world?” Without miring itself in shadowy conspiracy theories, Control Room provides a balanced view of Al-Jazeera’s presentation of the second Iraq war to their worldwide Arab audience.
Often considered one of the greatest documentaries of all time, The Endless Summer offered a unique look at the surf sub-culture in the late 1960s.
When the people of the “new world” first laid eyes on Christopher Columbus, they thought he and his crew were gods sent from heaven.
The slave trade was officially abolished throughout the British Empire in 1807. This documentary reveals one of Britain’s darkest secrets: a form of slavery that continued well into the 20th century – the story of Indian indentured labour.
Dr. Temple Grandin has a unique ability to understand the animal mind – and she’s convinced her skill is down to her autistic brain.
This award-winning documentary film, shot in Vancouver, Canada’s notorious Downtown Eastside, caught the eyes of audiences, film makers and critics world wide for its unusual and sensitive depiction of life on the street.
Dispatches reporter David Modell films a remarkable six months spent in the questionable company of Mark Collett, leader of the youth wing of the British National Party, and reveals the true nature of a party trying to reinvent itself and broaden its appeal.
On January 12, 2010 an earthquake with a magnitude of 7 on the Richter scale shook the very core of Haiti and devastated this small Caribbean country to the point of near total destruction.
In the beautiful coastal city of Recife, Brazil – a world capital for sex tourism – a couple of determined women decided they would try to break the cycle of domestic violence and get kids off the streets.
The Antichrist takes a harrowing look at an evil so obscure that he answers only to Satan. Follow the emergence of the Antichrist from pre-Judaic texts, through the Book of Daniel and Revelation, into Christian writings of the Middle Ages, and beyond.
What’s the hottest place in the universe? What’s it like inside a Black Hole? This video climbs the power scales of the universe, from the coldest and bleakest reaches of our galaxy on out to the hottest and most violent places known.
Beliefs, and believers, come in many shapes and sizes, and not all of them can be described as religious. This programme provides an introduction to a fascinating range of non-religious people and their beliefs.
This documentary by Robert Greenwald and Brave New Films exposes some of Walmart’s shady corporate practices. For instance, when a Walmart opens in a small town, it hurts all the ‘mom and pop’ stores that have been around for decades and sends them out of business.
Portrait photography has a way of humanizing even the most distant situations. And so with this goal in mind, this young photographer and filmmaker set out on a mission that would be completely self-funded and independent.
The comforts of mobile phones have led to some unintended and even dangerous consequences. In fact, about 40% of teenagers have confessed that they have been in a car while the driver was texting.
Through a mix of crime-lab science, archeology, and history, this documentary presents new evidence that is changing what we know about the final days of the once-mighty Inca Empire.
Montana Meth paints a broad, harrowing picture of the meth problem in Montana, which ranks second in the nation for teenage and adult abuse of the drug.
Civilization comes at a price. It brings with it predictable days and lonely nights. That’s why in May of 2011 two young men left their jobs, friends, and family in search for adventure.
The Bellman Equation is defined as a necessary condition for optimality associated with the mathematical optimization method known as dynamic programming.
The French Foreign Legion has long been the stuff of adventure and romance. The March or Die heroism of Beau Geste’s comrades against the Arabs in North Africa or being the foreign soldiers sent to do the dirtiest and hardest work for France.
In the last 30 years, over 10,000 Crop Circles have been reported. Explanations vary with some believing that they are alien-made, while others believe there are always human pranksters that are responsible.
NOVA is a full length documentary on contemporary art and the artists behind it. In Brazil, the Nova Contemporary Culture, a month long festival to celebrate young innovative artists, brings together 140 of the world’s most talented and brilliant minds in the contemporary art world.
If it weren’t for a series of cataclysmic events, a comet impact being first on the list, our planet could well still be the domain of dinosaurs.
“I have been filming the Skyliners on an incredible exploration into the world of free flight. Tancrède, Julien, Seb and Antoine are pioneers in ‘highlining’ – a vertiginous combination of climbing, slackline and tightrope walking.
The suicide the rate among servicemen and veterans continues to rise. Many of them come home from war bearing insurmountable emotional pain.
Evolution is a term to define only one organism and that’s the self. The self is the universe, the self is the alpha and omega, god, and infinity, and that’s the only thing that evolves because we are all part of the self.
This take-no-prisoners (please excuse the pun) exposé of William Sampson’s time in a Saudi Arabia prison looks at the most jarring aspect of his treatment: he is clearly innocent.
This inspirational documentary is about an amazing group of young people and their mentor. In many neighborhoods in Washington D.C. kids are suffering because they are surrounded by negative energy and negative opinions that constantly try to convince them that they’re not good enough and that they won’t amount to much in life.
Stepping Into the Fire is the cinematic release that reaches into the ash of the bare bones of existence and asks the question “is humanity born to die, or is humanity born to live?” The film follows the true story of three successful individuals brought together by an ancestral medicine from South America that has become legendary for its miraculous and profound effects.
A Neolithic burial pit in Germany, found filled with expertly butchered human remains, challenges assumptions about cannibalism. Now, National Geographic explores how recently cannibalism existed in Europe -or whether it is still be practiced.