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
During the 1920s and early 30s, there were laws in the United States that prohibited the sales, production, transportation, and importation of alcoholic beverages.
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.
This film was produced in order to help people to get a better understanding of what it is like for a person to have to live with Tourette syndrome.
Budd Dwyer was a very public man. He lived that way, and he died that way. It’s what he wanted. He was a very popular and likeable man.
Charlie Morley taught himself to lucid dream at the age of 16. As an adult he began practicing Buddhism, then in 2008 he began teaching lucid dreaming.
According to the Michigan Public Act 436 of 2012, the State can take over financially struggling cities by handing over full authority to an appointed emergency manager.
This four-part HBO Documentary Films series explores a situation that has now reached epidemic proportions in the United States. It seems like everywhere you turn some new weight-loss product is being advertised or some new fat-busting system is being promoted.
Some of the most extraordinary discoveries in Science are explained by the work of one man— Albert Einstein. Even after 100 years of announcing his Theory of Gravity / General Relativity, Science continues to be moved by it.
Somebody once said that you can tell a lot about how a society treats its living by the way it treats its dead.
It’s a war and cyberspace is the theater. Do Internet hosting services have a moral responsibility when it comes to what’s available on the Internet?
Eu Maior (Higher Self) is a feature-length Brazilian documentary, with subtitles, that explores self-knowledge and the pursuit of happiness. The filmmakers interview thirty individuals with various backgrounds, including spiritual leaders, intellectuals, artists and professional athletes.
This film, directed by Aleksandr Avilov, tells the story of those who have the misfortune of being born albino in Tanzania, Africa.
This short film is an interview with James Clewett. As a young boy, he always loved math and physics. This passion led him to pursue a degree in electronics.
Few people are aware of the fact that over 90% of the world’s black market opium is produced in Afghanistan. Most of that opium ends up in the international drug market and the profits are used to fund organized crime and terrorist groups like ISIS.
VICE is a documentary TV series that portrays the sometimes-absurd reality of what’s going on around the world. These are the controversial and intriguing stories that the mainstream media usually overlooks.
This film, directed by Scott Lindgren, was recognized as one of the ‘Top Twenty Adventure Films of All Time.” It delves into a remote corner of Tibet where seven world-class kayakers embark on a journey to take on the most feared whitewater river known to man.
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.
Migingo is a small island in East Africa that’s part of a cluster of three islands. It rises out of the waters of Lake Victoria.
It’s true what they say: One man’s garbage is another man’s treasure. You wouldn’t believe where most of your discarded electronic goods end up.
In this thought-provoking documentary, filmmaker Angela Shelton travels across the United States looking for other women who have her same name.
Mentor, Ohio was listed as one of the Top 100 Places to Live in the United States in 2006 and then again in 2010.
In 1975, investigators discovered a set of very strange footprints in a forest in the Pacific North West. The footprints were human-like, except that they were 18 inches long and 7 inches wide.
Auschwitz has become a historical symbol of what happens when the world chooses to remain silent if only for an instant.
South Africa is home to a unique blend of people of many different cultures. Its abundance of natural diversity and resources has fueled economic growth and modernization.
Every area of our modern day life is affected by the petrochemical industry in one way or another. Parts of the history of oil are well known, but other parts are not common knowledge.
Scott Kellermann left his medical practice in California to travel to Southwestern Uganda. His goal was to set up a clinic to offer health services and help the sick population of Batwa pygmies.
According to some sources, the type of pornographic videos that are most searched for on the Internet are those that include teenaged girls.
Manitowoc County, Wisconsin is a small rural town where the majority are working-class farmers. The Avery family was one of the few to step out of the mold: they had a salvage yard, the road they lived on was named after them, they dressed differently to everybody else, and they weren’t involved in the regular community activities.
It’s difficult to define the martial art of Jiu-Jitsu. It’s more than just a physical activity; it’s a mindset, a lifestyle, and a science.
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.
Zen is a school of Mahāyāna Buddhism. The Japanese word Zen is derived from the Chinese word Chán, which in turn is derived from the Sanskrit word dhyāna, which means “meditation” or “meditative state.” Zen emphasizes experiential prajñā in the attainment of enlightenment.
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.
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.
The Yellowstone landscape is vast and diverse. The population of bison that live on this landscape has developed many different survival strategies.
This thought-provoking documentary tells the story of a few of the more than 2500 individuals in the US who are serving life sentences with no possibility of parole.
In 2001, American Author Michael Peterson’s wife Kathleen was found dead in a pool of blood at the bottom of the staircase in their home.
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.
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.
National Geographic produced and distributed by DocumentaryStorm: SOLITARY CONFINEMENT. We take a look into the darkest, most lonely shadows of the prison system and see what it’s like to be in solitary confinement in the 21st century – and how it’s pretty similar to a 1,000 years ago.
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.
American Dream is a 1990 documentary made by Barbara Kopple, Cathy Caplan and Thomas Haneke. Barbara Kopple is perhaps best known for her direction of one of the most important films about labor issues in the United States, Harlan County U.S.A.
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.
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.
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.
Chaos theory has a bad name, conjuring up images of unpredictable weather, economic crashes and science gone wrong. But there is a fascinating and hidden side to Chaos, one that scientists are only now beginning to understand.
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).
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.
This adrenaline-inducing film is about rock climbing and the people who are passionate about it. Narrated by renowned mountaineer and author Greg Child, the film is packed with breathtaking footage of majestic mountains and gorgeous valleys.
Remember your first pet? They were probably small, furry and needy. Remember how much you LOVED that little guy and how sure you were that he loved you?
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.
What is it like to have God like surgical powers, yet to struggle against your own humanity? What is it like to try and save a life, and yet to fail?
Episode 1: Welcome To BUD/s The 83 men of Class 234 have been accepted into the training program that forms one of the most elite fighting forces in the world.
“Back to Eden” is a full feature documentary investigating a simple organic gardening method that may hold the solution to the complex agricultural issues faced today.
Episode 1 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is one of America’s fastest-growing religions and, relative to its size, one of the richest.
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.
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.
This film, based on the book American Addict by Gregory A. Smith, explores the reasons why the United States can represent only 5% of the world’s population and still be the country that consumes the most legal drugs.
PBS NOVA brings us DOGS DECODED: a documentary for dog lovers from around the world. Did you know that there are more pet dogs in the world than there are babies?
Starsuckers is a feature documentary about the celebrity obsessed media, that uncovers the real reasons behind our addiction to fame and blows the lid on the corporations and individuals who profit from it.
During times of war, high grade intelligence is as vital as firepower. During World War II, the MI19, an intelligence department of the British war office, set out to exploit over 4,000 German prisoners of war in the most ambitious surveillance operation ever attempted.
Do you think you’re tough? Let’s take a trip to the mountains of Peru and see how these hypermasculine folks bottle up their personal grudges all year long and then on Christmas day battle it out in the middle of town.
The world turns its gaze toward the Arctic. Nowhere are the signs of climate change more visible; here global warming already affects the day-to-day lives of the local people.
In much the same way as an operator’s manual gives you important information regarding your car or refrigerator, Earth Science can do the same for the planet.
Contrary to popular belief, Wall Street did not cause the economic crisis of 2008, which led to many thousands losing the jobs, their homes, and their retirement savings.
The story of how modern man is slowly exhausting the planet is not a new one. Deserts are advancing, water is becoming scarce, and every twelve years the Earth’s population increases by 1 billion people.
Aaron Swartz was a programmer, writer, and involved in activism that helped shape the Internet. A few of his major contributions he’s made to the technology world are, but not limited to, the invention of RSS feeds, the conceptualization of the Creative Commons, and his involvement in the popular social news site Reddit.
Deep in the jungles of northern Borneo, Malaysia, lies a small village. It’s the last portion of untouched rainforest left in the country.
Meet Mr. Happy Man: 88-year-old Bermudian Johnny Barnes devotes six hours every day to an endearing traffic ritual that has made him one of the island’s most cherished citizens.
Into Great Silence is a French Documentary film released in 2005. This edition has no subtitles, nor does it need it.
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.
The Earth can be seen as a single complex system with Antarctica as its heart. While some people think that the Seventh Continent is a fortress that is far removed from the negative influence of humans, the reality is that external forces are seriously impacting it and everything is changing at a rapid speed.
The Founder of VICE travels for 15 hours by train to finally arrive in Siberia and investigate logging camps that are using North Korean slave labor.
‘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.
In the late 1930s, while the world was being ravaged by war, a Swiss chemist by the name of Albert Hofmann developed a substance that had a huge impact on the way science viewed the human mind.
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.
Skid Row is a 50 to 54-square block area in downtown Los Angeles between 3rd and 7th Streets to the North and South, and Alameda and Main to the East and West.
In the late 1970s, an amazing monument was erected on a hilltop in Elbert, Georgia. It is known as the Georgia Guidestones.
At a research site in Fongoli, Senegal, a female chimpanzee breaks off a branch, chews the end to make it sharp, and then uses this rudimentary spear to skewer a tasty bush baby hiding inside a hollow tree.
This film by Steve Cowan explores what it takes to stay in a political office and the impact that money has on the elected leaders.
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 film is about a man who had a dream. Even though he started out selling mini kites on the street, he dreamed of visiting one of the remotest places on Earth.
Chavalos is a term used to refer to the children marred by drug addiction and crime who roam the streets of Granada, the oldest city in Nicaragua.
A Walk to Beautiful is an award-winning feature documentary about five Ethiopian women reclaiming their dignity. Rejected by their husbands, having undergone horrifying childbirths, and alone, these women go on a walk and find true beauty.
The young men of Afghanistan have discovered the art of bodybuilding. In a country ravaged by war, these men still hold on to their dreams; dreams of muscle, honour and fame – absolute control of the body in a world of chaos.
“Money Can’t Buy You Love,” sang The Beatles. But they neglected to mention that money CAN buy you happiness. In this TED TALK, Michael Norton tells you how.
In today’s modern society, money has become the main objective and the ulterior motive to basically everything. People are willing to waste their lives away doing something that they hate day in and day out, just for the sake of making money.
The suicide the rate among servicemen and veterans continues to rise. Many of them come home from war bearing insurmountable emotional pain.
In this documentary join Robert King–renowned photojournalist and videographer – as he films from the frontlines with the Free Syrian Army in Aleppo, the country’s largest city.
For forty years, Charles Manson has survived most of his life in what he calls ‘the hallways of the all ways,’ the reform schools, jails and prisons that have been his home and tomb.
Shane travels to Tijuana, Mexico, and gets decked out in narco-duds and gets a mariachi elegy with a new style of Cinema.
Spent: Looking for Change, a documentary film that was created by a collaboration between American Express and Academy Award-winning filmmaker Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth, Waiting for “Superman”), tells the stories about everyday hardworking Americans that are struggling with basic financial challenges.
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.
Weaving a beautiful tapestry of compelling imagery, a traditional Japanese music score and an intriguing story line, The Way of the Samurai tells the story of a how Japan evolved from brutality to refinement.
The Disappearing Male is about one of the most important, and least publicized, issues facing the human species: the toxic threat to the male reproductive system.
After death, is it possible that we come back to this world for another round? This documentary, produced by Channel 5 in the United Kingdom, The Boy Who Lived Before, tells the story of Cameron Macauley.
On February 11, 1990 the whole world watched as Nelson Mandela walked to freedom. He had been a political prisoner held in a tiny cell for 27 years.
Documentary. Japan through foreign eyes. Interviews with nineteen foreign residents in Japan. Personal experiences and opinions, both the good and the bad stuff.
This surf documentary took over five years to film. Over 10 different locations were filmed and some of the best surf pros can be seen in action.
At the end of the eighteenth century, British physician Edward Jenner, with highly questionable medical credentials, initiated the theory and practice of live virus immunization that continues to serve as the scientific basis for the ever increasing vaccination of the worlds citizens.
Feeling unhappy at work and experiencing a midlife crisis, the film’s subject quits his job and tries to become nationally recognizable in a month’s time.
This is not a film about saving the environment; rather it is a film about saving ourselves. It doesn’t really matter what your stance is regarding environmental, religious, or political issues; if you go without water for a week, you cry blood.
This film, by Queralt Antu, explores the truth about Bilderberg’s club. David Rockefeller and Price Bernhard of the Netherlands founded this club in 1954.
The mystery and allure of the flying saucer has long been a point of fascination and skepticism. Since World War Two, sightings of these flying spheres have only increased and there are countless reports, videos and testimonies depicting strange lights in the sky.
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.
Tornadoes are classified on the Fujita scale, or F-scale. Most tornadoes that occur around the world can be classified on the lower reaches of the scale – the F0s, F1s or F2s.
VICE is back and continue to produce eye opening documentaries. We set our sights on the story of the Westboro Baptist Church.
Countries like Greece and Spain are teetering towards bankruptcy. The poor is getting poorer and…the rich is getting richer. The same old story and a troubling trend backwards from the middle class dominance of the 20th Century.
Tupac Shakur was undoubtedly one of the greatest rappers ever. His hardcore lyrics and the way in which he spoke the harsh truth made him larger than life.
This documentary is made up of five episodes that analyze the ongoing Euro crisis. When the Euro was launched there were high hopes for all but today we can see that the plan failed miserably.
According to a 2010 United Nations report, Indigenous people across the world are living in a critical situation. Many are the victims of gross human rights violations.
In the west, our gender defines us as individuals and as a society. It influences how we act and interact, even our characteristics.
A British documentary on zoophilia presenting various personal, religious, psychological, and sociological views on the phenomenon of sexual relations between humans and other animals.
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.
A startling look at the two most destructive animals in South Africa and how their habits are a story of life, death and cooperation.
On the battlefields of Iraq, Sgt. Samuel Tapia of the United States Army hit a roadside bomb. The explosion burned over 50% of his entire body.
A FIGHTING CHANCE, an ESPN Film, is the story of Kyle Maynard, a young man born without arms or legs who lives his life with no excuses.
It was author Cheri Register who said, “The joy and the tragedy co-exist. That is the paradox of adoption and we are all caught up in it.” Adopting a child seems a lot easier than it really is.