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
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
The weather is increasingly going to extremes. It’s either the hottest it has ever been or the coldest. There’s either a devastating drought or sudden flooding.
In 1994, millions of South Africans waited patiently to vote in the country’s first democratic elections. The world was inspired because it was the end of Apartheid; a system in which people were forcefully segregated based on the color of their skin.
An international team of experienced reporters worked together to untangle a huge network of companies that hide the financial affairs of corporations, politicians, oligarchs, and criminals.
This film follows Marvin “Popcorn” Sutton— an American legend, a true mountain man best known for his moonshine. He was born and raised in Maggie Valley, North Carolina.
Guilt is a powerful emotion. It can torture and torment a person relentlessly until it destroys their ability to make sound decisions.
The war in Afghanistan allowed no victory on either side. WWII cost about $50,000 per year per troop. This war cost close to $800,000 per troop.
This compelling documentary reaffirms the power of one of the world’s greatest traditional medicine, ayahuasca. The film gathers an impressive cast of traditional practitioners, enthusiasts, and Western converts to reveal the essence of the ayahuasca experience.
Rosa Monckton has a fourteen-year old daughter with Down syndrome. She has campaigned for over a decade for the rights of disabled children and their families.
Agra City, India is the location of a famous hangout that is attracting national and international attention. Although each young woman who works there has her own story, they have one experience in common: every single one of them has had acid poured on her face and body.
To most people living in the United States and Canada, it’s hard to imagine that there’s such a thing as Devil worship in these modern times.
Rhythmic gymnastics competitions are a huge favorite among sports enthusiasts. The discipline originated in Russia, and this country continues setting the bar for excellence and creativity.
Nowadays it’s easy to come across somebody offering miracle cures and fake therapy. But when somebody comes around that can actually back up his claims, it’s time to set aside all preconceived notions and start learning.
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.
This documentary primarily covers the psychological profiles and exploits of four particular serial killers (Albert Fish, Andrei Chikatilo, Jeffrey Dahmer, and John Wayne Gacy), and features various psychologists, authors, pioneering FBI profiler Robert Ressler, and the prosecuting and defense attorneys of the Jeffrey Dahmer trial discussing their thoughts on the events.
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.
This documentary by Jacques Grimault and Patrice Pooyard posts some disturbing questions and their unbelievable answers. The Great Pyramid of Giza is one of the seven wonders of the ancient world and the only one that is still standing today.
This documentary by Lucy Walker is about the Amish — a Christian denomination. The Amish church was founded in 1693 by a group of Europeans that protested against the baptism of babies.
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.
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.
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.
Central Valley, California, is home to some of the most impoverished rural towns in America, where crystal meth addiction is prolific.
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 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.
A Killer Whale Called Luna, alternatively titled “Saving Luna” and “The Whale,” is the emotional story of one young killer whale’s quest for companionship after he was separated from his family.
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.
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.
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.
‘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 2015 Best Documentary Feature Winner of the Mountain Film Festival portrays the experience of three friends who set out to climb two of the Seven Summits in 2013.
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.
Shattering the myths surrounding the most lethal disease in the western world. For years it has been believed that the Black Death, which swept through Europe in the Middle Ages, was Bubonic Plague.
Joaquin Guzman Loera, better known as ‘El Chapo,’ which is slang for Shorty, is officially the world’s most powerful drug trafficker.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
“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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
In the late 1970s, an amazing monument was erected on a hilltop in Elbert, Georgia. It is known as the Georgia Guidestones.
Picking up a hitchhiker is no different than being a taxi cab driver because they give strangers rides all the time, one man declares.
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.
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.
Deep in the jungles of northern Borneo, Malaysia, lies a small village. It’s the last portion of untouched rainforest left in the country.
Anonymous, a “hacktivist” collective, assert themselves as the rulers of the Internet and protectors of free speech; they represent a certain type of chaotic freedom.
In just a relatively short period of time, humans have managed to disrupt the balance that is essential to life. Earth is the perfect distance from the sun, so its atmosphere allows it to conserve water in liquid form.
“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.
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.
On the tenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001, expert witnesses gathered at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada to provide evidence-based research that basically opposed the official story of what took place on that fateful day.
This film tells the story of one of the most popular video games of all times, Minecraft. The documentary profiles the first year of Mojang, the studio that created the hugely successful computer game Minecraft.
Waxing and waning in popularity over the decades, the Klan is the proverbial phoenix, rising from the ashes to gain membership and popularity when it seems to be extinguished.
Urban exploration is becoming increasingly more popular these days. People all over the world illegally prowl rooftops, abandoned sheds, basements, tunnels, and bomb shelters just to get that adrenaline kick.
There are estimated to be over 1.6 billion Muslims around the world, comprising almost a quarter of the world’s population. Most Muslims are peaceful and do not support terror.
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.
An army of high-tech telescopes, including the Hubble Space Telescope, is peering into every corner of the universe. They are gathering huge volumes of data that offer explanation to many of the questions that have baffled scientists for years.
According to some sources, the type of pornographic videos that are most searched for on the Internet are those that include teenaged girls.
John Pilger’s “The War You Don’t See,” originally released in 2011, is a timely investigation into the media’s role in war, which begs the question: “how much of what we see on television is the truth?” During World War One, for instance, 16 million died and 21 million were wounded.
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.
Every single one of us can take steps right now to make our planet, our families, and ourselves much better. The purpose of this film is to inspire everybody to choose a healthier lifestyle so we can preserve this planet for the generations to come.
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.
Stephen Fry explores the world of manic depression, a mental illness which affects up to 4 million people in the UK, including himself.
The best music transcends your playlist and moves into a place in your life where it becomes your companion. This film by Eastwood Allen chronicles the evolution of John Mayer: singer/songwriter, guitar player, touring musician, and recording artist.
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.
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?
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.
Here is a very special treat: a rare Leonard Cohen documentary that was made BEFORE his first album. “I can feel myself changing into a completely different kind of man,” Leonard says in the film.
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.
Described in the book of revelations as the harbingers of the apocalypse, the Four Horsemen symbolize conquest, war, famine and death.
Edward Theodore Gein was born on August 8, 1906. He and his family moved to a farm near Plainfield, Wisconsin. His father was an alcoholic who was always either drinking or working.
In this documentary, directed by filmmaker David Grubin and narrated by Richard Gere, we learn the Buddha’s story. The story starts 2500 years ago in India where there lived a sage whose story inspired the world’s fourth largest religion.
The trend in the United States is that people are still drinking a whole lot of beer. The good news is that many are discovering that there are other options available besides what is regularly advertised on television.
Back in 1994 Little Rock was one of the most dangerous cities in the US. Sitting at the intersection of two major interstates from Los Angeles and New York, it had become a haven for drug trafficking.
Sharks have carried a stigma ever since the first surfers entered South Africa’s coastal waters looking for epic swell conditions. The film seeks to educate viewers so they’ll willingly bridge the gap between myth and reality regarding shark attacks.
In this documentary, Marianne Thieme, who is a member of the Parliament Party for the Animals in The Netherlands explains passionately the ways in which humans have been destroying and depleting the oceans.
Radical ideas of a Cambridge biomedical gerontologist called Aubrey de Grey who believes that, within the next 20-30 years, we could extend life indefinitely by addressing seven major factors in the aging process.
What determines our gender identity? Is it written into our genetic code at the moment of conception, or can it be instilled during infancy?
Redefining social norms the early Hippies of the 60’s sowed the seed of Goa Trance Dance from which has mushroomed this amazing vibe of Oneness enveloping the entire planet now.
Welcome to the worst of the worst. Do a crime and get caught: you go to jail. Behave poorly in jail and you go to solitary confinement.
This Documentary explores the world of three women who are sexually and emotionally attracted to objects. These so-called ‘objectum sexuals’ shy away from contact with other humans in favour of structures large and small.
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.
The Canadian government is hiding a dirty little secret and it’s about time you found out about it. This one little secret has so many ramifications, that it’s hard to keep up with it.
Would you want to stay at a hotel where giraffes wandered free? Would you be brave enough to hold food for a giraffe in your mouth and allow this enormous animal to take it from your mouth?
Britain has one of the most contradictory democracies in the world. By definition, monarchy is incompatible with democracy. This is the reason why the English people fought a civil war, made a revolution, and cut off their king’s head in the 17th century.
Musician and filmmaker Raphael Treza journeys into the heart of Northern India to spend three months living among one of the country’s nomadic tribes: the gypsies of Rajasthan called Kalbelia.
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.
It’s a little known fact that central banks have the power to create economical, political, and social change. For instance, this film explores how Japanese society was transformed to comply with the needs and desires of a powerful group.
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.
Lance Armstrong is a cheater. When he came clean, he blew the lid, once and for all, on a dirty little secret: sports doping.
Clearing the Smoke reveals how cannabis acts on the brain and in the body to treat nausea, pain, epilepsy, cancer, and many other illnesses both mental and physical.
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.
Earl Brisco went to work on the road against his dad’s wishes. His father predicted that he wouldn’t like the job and would only last for three months, but Earl stayed for forty-one years and one month.
Ten years in the making and culled from 5000 hours of footage, We Live in Public reveals the effect the web is having on our society, as seen through the eyes of “the greatest Internet pioneer you’ve never heard of”, artist, futurist and visionary Josh Harris.
This short documentary is a portrait of Stephen Reid, a notorious member of the “Stopwatch Gang” known for robbing cars, airports, and banks.
In 1975, Genie was returned to the custody of her mother, who wished to care for her daughter. After a few months, the mother found that taking care of Genie was too difficult, and Genie was transferred to a succession of six more foster homes.
The world’s last remaining rivers are in danger of disappearing along with the millions of lives and cultures that depend on them.