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
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
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
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
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
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.
There are only a few words that can accurately define Hans Zimmer. He is the nicest person around and he is a genius.
Thousands of dancers apply every year for admittance into the Vaganova Ballet Academy but only a few make it in because it’s difficult and it’s gruesome.
When the US decided to invade Iraq, this move had the specific purpose of turning the country into a democratic and pluralistic state.
Manchester is a large city that offers visitors and locals a variety of entertainment. But during the last few years, something strange has been happening: the homeless population has grown exponentially.
The Academician Keldysh is a one-of-a-kind vessel. She’s legendary, and those who get to board her, count it as a great honor.
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.
In the Israeli Army there’s a special service that has the main task of finding a dead soldier’s family as soon as possible and informing them about the loss of their loved one.
The war in Syria has been going on for over five years. Many have fled the country but many have stayed.
In June of 2010, the leaders of the world’s wealthiest countries met to discuss the future of their nation. On that day, thousands of protesters marched down the street of Toronto to protest the policies of G20.
ISIS is the most brutal terrorist group in recent history. They murder, rape, pillage, enslave, and destroy, and it’s all done in the name of religion.
You were conceived from a single cell to a full-grown baby in only 9 months. This is amazing and miraculous because during ejaculation a mature healthy man can expel up to 500 million sperm inside a woman’s vagina.
This documentary features original footage and interviews with various Disney legends and historians along with valuable archival material that are the property of The Walt Disney Company.
This documentary, which was produced and directed by Alfred Birkegaard and Katja Gry Birkegaard Carlsen, explores how the Internet is changing the way in which we do science and create knowledge.
Ten years ago, in 2006, UNICEF published some shocking statistics that claimed that due to the drastic poverty situation, about a third of the children in Kenya are involved in some form of prostitution and one out of every ten is involved in sex trade.
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.
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.
The Franz Josef Land archipelago is the northernmost part of Russia and also the furthest from the continent, just 900 Km away from the North Pole.
Digital networks are becoming denser. People are online all the time and every day it seems like there are less places where one can really disconnect and be alone.
ISIS, the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham, is the most brutally violent terrorist group in modern history. They now control large amounts of territory in Iraq and Syria.
A group of inner city eleven–year olds from Denver, Colorado have been given a way of escape and what one might call salvation, in an unlikely team sport.
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born on October 2, 1869. His family was very involved in politics and had a strong belief in the purity of justice and the love of virtue over wealth.
Clinton Cash is an investigative documentary that explores how Bill and Hillary Clinton went from being “dead broke” and deeply in debt after leaving the White House to amassing a net worth of over $150 million, with over $2 billion in contributions to their foundation.
Every four years, when it comes time for the citizens of the United States to elect a president, the pundits in campaign finances predict that the upcoming elections will be the most expensive in the nation’s history.
For a man of peace, Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. saw more than his share of war. He lived at a time where there was an ongoing bitter confrontation between Blacks and Whites.
On August 7, 1945, President Truman of the United States of America announced the atomic bombing of Hiroshima by saying that ‘the experiment’ had been an overwhelming success.
On July 8th, 2014 Washington began offering the sale of recreational marijuana. A few months later in October of 2015, Oregon followed suit and began to offer the same service.
Just east of the city of Shangri-La, lies a beautiful lake that stands before a village called Luoshui. Most Chinese know this area as Women’s Kingdom—a place where the women do not accept many of society’s rules.
This 1985 documentary, by John Pilger, shares the shameful and tragic story of the persecution, massacre, and blatant disrespect of Aborigines in Australia.
An uplifting feature documentary highlighting the transformative power of art and the beauty of the human spirit. Top-selling contemporary artist Vik Muniz takes us on an emotional journey from Jardim Gramacho, the world’s largest landfill on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro, to the heights of international art stardom.
Crackheads Gone Wild consists of footage of troubled people deeply addicted to crack cocaine. The film showcases how easily, regardless of upbringing, self-destruction can occur to a drug addict.
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.
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.
For an entire generation, workers all over the world have been squeezed financially. In the 1980s a CEO made about four times the salary of an average worker.
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.
For the first time in 40 years, Horizon re-creates a controversial sensory deprivation experiment. Six ordinary people are taken to a nuclear bunker and left alone for 48 hours.
This final chapter of filmmaker Jamie Benning’s trilogy focuses on the first Star Wars film that was released in 1977. Star Wars Begins is an unofficial behind-the–scenes analysis of the creation of this classic movie from its conception until it hit movie theaters.
In this documentary, Academy Award-winning director Alex Gibney takes an extraordinary look at The National Hockey League’s Chris “Knuckles” Nilan. Born and raised in Boston, this aggressive enforcer had a simple task: to protect his teammates no matter the cost.
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.
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?
Using text from Mexican novelist Carlos Fuentes and ancient Aztec and Mayan poetry, narrator Martin Sheen leads us on a visual journey through this country’s rich and varied past and present.
Central Valley, California, is home to some of the most impoverished rural towns in America, where crystal meth addiction is prolific.
One of the most uncomfortable questions that singles get asked at holiday events with family is: when are you going to get married?
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.
Getting into North Korea was one of the hardest and weirdest processes VBS has ever dealt with. After we went back and forth with their representatives for months, North Korea officials finally said they were going to allow 16 journalists into the country to cover the Arirang Mass Games in Pyongyang.
The Peasant Famous for lampooning the medieval world in Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Terry Jones has a real passion for and detailed knowledge of the Middle Ages.
Shackleton’s Antarctic Adventure is a documentary film that tells the extraordinary true story of polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton’s now-legendary 1914-1916 British Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition.
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.
Norwegian Black Metal has actually become a brand, being one of Norway’s largest exports in the music industry. This documentary, produced by VICE Magazine, is an introduction to the Black Metal scene of Bergen, Norway.
In 1986, an explosion occurred at the Chernobyl nuclear facility in the Ukraine. It is considered to be the most devastating nuclear power plant accident in history.
Cosmic Journeys has released the latest in their very popular science series. BIRTH OF THE MOON tells the story of how Earth’s moon came to be.
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).
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.
This film follows a group of recovering drug addicts over a period of 18 months at the New York Center for Addiction Treatment Services.
This documentary was aired in 2007. It was filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and Zürich, Kanton Zürich, Switzerland. The Suicide Tourist aired on Canadian Television (CTV), worldwide (all media) and on the Toronto International Film Festival.
Hidden away in the very darkest corners of countries that would rather not acknowledge their existence, there is an army of children whose voices are never heard.
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.
This 2014 movie by Brandx Industries has at its core the very issues that are currently shaking the modern world: privacy, human rights, the role the government plays in the lives of its citizens, and the value and power of technology.
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.
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.
Meet Ed Wilson. His early fascination with ants led him to a scientific career that sought answers to the origins of life.
This short documentary produced by Brendan Hearne tells the story of 50-year-old competitive surfer Curt Harper. Harper was diagnosed with autism when he was around two years old.
A River of Waste: The Hazardous Truth about Factory Farming exposes the little-known, but painful truth about the industrial system of meat and poultry production.
The world’s last remaining rivers are in danger of disappearing along with the millions of lives and cultures that depend on them.
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.
Having ruled Egypt for 30 years, Hosni Mubarak is now 83 years old. Mubarak, then vice-president, was the only candidate to succeed Anwar al-Sadat after the then Egyptian president was assasinated in 1981.
Born Into Brothels is a documentary about the inspiring non-profit foundation Kids With Cameras, which teaches photography skills to children in marginalized communities.
A standing army is a permanent militia maintained in times of peace and war. This film shares an often-untold story and reveals something of which most citizens of the United States are unaware.
The Yellowstone landscape is vast and diverse. The population of bison that live on this landscape has developed many different survival strategies.
Episode 1: To the Edge of Time Today, the science of astronomy is being transformed by a new age of technological advances.
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.
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.
Mikhail Morozov is a Russian patriot, good Christian and successful businessman. He owns Durakovo – the “Village of Fools” – 100 km southwest of Moscow.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
This film documents five turbulent years in the lives of the women who are at the grass roots of the garment workers struggle in Bangladesh.
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.
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.
Orange-and-black wings fill the sky as NOVA charts one of natures most remarkable phenomena: the epic migration of monarch butterflies across North America.
Trouble In Amish Paradise An extraordinary insight into the secretive world of the Old Order Amish of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. When two radical Amish men, Ephraim and Jesse Stoltzfus, start to question some of the most fundamental aspects of their Amish culture, they face excommunication from their church and total rejection by their friends and family.
In 1985 ‘Live Aid’ became a symbol of concern and generosity, but a little known fact is that during that year the hungriest countries in Africa gave twice as much money to developed nations than what they received from them.
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.
This is a documentary that traces the personal story of Nobel Prize nominee Dr. Mechoulam. He was born in Bulgaria and grew up during the war.
Yoga’s history stretches back centuries. Written appearances of its practice have been found in spiritual Hindu texts dating back to over 1400 years before the common era.
Emerson Rosenthal boldly travels across the country to investigate what exactly is the cause of the fresh water crisis that is threatening the health and well-being of citizens of the United States.
On 25 May 1968, the day before her 11th birthday, Mary Flora Bell strangled four-year-old Martin Brown. She was believed to have committed this crime alone.
It was Thomas Jefferson who said that ridicule is the only weapon that can be used against unintelligible propositions. There are quite a few people around the globe that refuse to watch movies that aren’t comedies.
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.
This feature documentary explores the daily struggles faced by individuals living with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). The general population still grossly misunderstands this anxiety disorder.
Join British historian Bettany Hughes as she examines a long-buried chapter of European history – the rise and fall of Islamic culture in what is now Spain and Portugal.
Zeitgeist Addendum is the follow-up to the widely popular film “Zeitgeist.” The movie focuses on topics of social distortion and corruption.
When Art Holbrook first found out that his stepson was making pornographic films, he was disgusted by it. Having come from an extremely religious conservative family with strong moral values, he found it hard to believe that his son would engage in such an activity.
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.
Amy Winehouse: The Girl Done Good is a review of her music and career to date. Drawing on rare and classic performances, exclusive interviews, lengthy contributions from friends, colleagues, journalists and experts, and a host of other features, this film is a unique insight into the music, career and life of a cultural icon.
Everybody wants to be liked. This is especially true for kids growing up in the Age of the Digital Revolution. In this documentary, author Douglas Rushkoff takes a look at how the modern teenager’s quest for identity has shifted towards the Internet.
This documentary exposes the shocking and little-known story of how the inhabitants of a small tropical island in the Indian Ocean were forcefully deported in order to allow for the United States of America to set up an offshore military base.
Of Rio de Janeiro’s over 300 favelas, or slums, the Vigario Geral favela is considered to be one of the most dangerous of them all.
An extraordinary look at two years in the lives of five young heroin addicts, Black Tar Heroin offers a rare and intimate portrait of how heroin devastates young lives.
This interesting film takes place in the heart of Nepal where there is an unusual tribe of honey hunters called Gurung.
This particular episode details the history surrounding our heroic firefighters. How did the New York fire department become what it is today?
Deep in the jungles of northern Borneo, Malaysia, lies a small village. It’s the last portion of untouched rainforest left in the country.
Filmmaker Lynn Hershman Leeson examines a strange miscarriage of justice amplified by post-9/11 hysteria in this imaginative fusion of documentary and docu-drama.
This documentary, written and directed by Norman Caruso, tells the story of the Power Glove, the first ever mass-produced gesture-based device.
If you have ever wondered where Cirque du Soleil finds such incredible performers, now you can take a behind the scenes look at the work of the talent scouts, the auditions, the annual training camp, as well as what it means to be a performer in one of the most famous circus shows in the world.
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.
Life is about survival and the ability to thrive. Because we just never know how long we have on this planet, our job is to persevere and to fight against anything that might threaten that survival.
“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.
Know Your Mushrooms follows uber myco visionaries Gary Lincoff and Larry Evans (two of the more expert and unforgettably mercurial characters in the community) as they lead us on a hunt for the wild mushroom and the deeper cultural experiences attached to the mysterious fungi.
If you happen to find yourself in Bulgaria, and have enough money lying around, you can purchase the following at reasonable prices: women, drugs, and a fully functioning nuclear weapon.
The legendary Manhattan Project: the makers of the Atomic Bombs used on Japan to end World War II. Only one nuclear scientist ever quit the project before completion: Joseph Rotblat.Based on moral grounds, he would later win the Nobel Peace Price .
In this day and age when the concept of privacy has been twisted and people feel the constant need to broadcast their business on social media, there’s a group of people who live fulfilling, sustainable lives off the grid.