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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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?
Into Great Silence is a French Documentary film released in 2005. This edition has no subtitles, nor does it need it.
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.
After watching Morgan Spurlock’s documentary Super Size Me, comedian and former health writer, Tom Naughton had a few problems with the conclusions that the film presented.
Dubbed ‘The Ken and Barbie Killers’ for their blonde, tanned and seemingly wholesome image, Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka were in fact a husband and wife team of serial killers from Ontario, Canada.
The Yellowstone landscape is vast and diverse. The population of bison that live on this landscape has developed many different survival strategies.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
A Week in the Life of Heroin. National Geographic flexes their muscles and delve into painting a portrait of a week in the life of heroin.
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.
Imagine that all you need to live is a new heart. The surgeons are standing by. People are dying all around you.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Robert Nesta Marley, best known simply as Bob Marley, was an extraordinary man. Long after his death, his songs continue to inspire and motivate change in people of all races, all over the world.
This film is a powerful reminder of the heart-rending toll that war takes on the innocent. It tells the story of how the Japanese subjected Nanking and its inhabitants to months of aerial bombardment and cruel emotional torture.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Euromania is a film produced by Peter Vlemmix in which he voices his personal concerns over losing his beloved Holland to the European Union and investigates what being part of the E.U.
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.
It is almost time for humanity to start building humans. The stuff of science fiction has become more of an ethical debate than a theoretical one.
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.
This documentary film brings to the light a few recent cases in which government employees and contractors went before the media to expose their discoveries on fraud and abuse.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
FREE TO PLAY is a feature-length documentary that follows three professional video game players as they compete for a $1,000,000 prize in a competition that could change their lives forever.
This documentary is guaranteed to make you smile or your money back! In this time of a tough economy, it’s inspiring to see the next generation of entrepreneurs starting to emerge from the shadows.
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?
The Yes Men are world renowned trouble-makers. They specialize in posing as representatives of big corporations they don’t like, making fake websites, and then waiting for people to accidentally invite them for interviews.
Join DocumentaryStorm, Tony Harris, and Al Jazeera as we go into Baltimore, into the inner city, into the classrooms, and into the head of black boys of America.
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.
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.
Through the years, Jerusalem has drawn mankind to itself like a magnet. Thousands have left their countries and cultures seeking the ancient promise of peace.
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.
Josephy Kony has now been made famous. While many have qualms with the organization that produced “Kony 2012,” or the footage used in the documentary, nobody contests to Kony’s guilt.
Jean-Paul Sartre’s abstract ideas, grounded in everyday life, crystallized the mood of the times and became both a rallying point for youth and a touchstone for reaction to world events.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This feature length documentary, “This Is What Winning Looks Like,” produced by VICE, is a disturbing look into the sexual misconduct, corruption, drug abuse, and overall incompetence of the Afghan security forces and the overall state of affairs in Afghanistan as US and British troops have began to withdraw.
Scared Sacred is a feature-length film written, directed, and narrated by Velcrow Ripper. This documentary takes us on a five-year journey to the “Ground Zeros” of the world in search of hope and meaning.
Documentary. Japan through foreign eyes. Interviews with nineteen foreign residents in Japan. Personal experiences and opinions, both the good and the bad stuff.
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.
From the comfort of your computer, embark on a journey to The Democratic Republic of Congo, notorious for being one of the most dangerous, poorest, and corrupt countries on the planet.
Have you ever wondered if you would survive in the wilderness, on your wits, alone? Heimo Korth did. Now, he’s the last man standing in an Alaskan wilderness.
The Interrupters won BEST DOCUMENTARY at the Independent Spirit Awards. It is easy to see why. The Interrupters takes the viewer on an intimate and uncomfortable journey through extremely dangerous gang territory.
Filmed in early 2004, director-editor Ian Olds’ documentary follows a group of soldiers from the Army’s 82nd Airborne Division stationed in al-Falluja, Iraq’s “city of mosques”.
When the people of the “new world” first laid eyes on Christopher Columbus, they thought he and his crew were gods sent from heaven.
In Greek Mythology there’s a character called Procrustes who had the habit of cutting off the legs, arms, and heads of his guests if they were too tall or stretching those who were too short to get them to fit into his bed.
Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. is a major gaming company which has created several successful PC games, including Warcraft, Starcraft and the Diablo series, and the MMORPG World of Warcraft.
Borneo is the third largest island in the world and it contains the oldest rainforest on earth. It’s home to many species that can’t be found anywhere else.
Legend states that King Yax K’uk Mo’s spirit haunts a valley deep in the jungles of Honduras in Central America. For over a decade, scientists searched unsuccessfully for the remains of this alleged first king.
United states of America is the most heavily armed society in the world; nearly 80 million Americans own guns. Explore the gun culture in America.
Director Kate Blewett visits a children’s care home in Bulgaria and investigates the conditions in which the children live. Following the completion of the film, the production team offered the Bulgarian Embassy in London the opportunity to comment on the findings made in the course of filming the documentary: The Social Care Home – where 75 unwanted children are growing up – is the main employer in the small village of Mogilino.
April 19th, 2012 is Holocaust Memorial Day. Today we are presenting a 1950 documentary about the Nuremberg Trials. The trials were held in 1945-47 to try the highest ranking Nazis against crimes of humanity.
A voyage through space and time with Professor Stephen Hawking. The series charts Professor Hawking’s quest for a ‘Theory of Everything’.
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.
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.
The originators of hip hop took their music from block parties of to world wide radio waves within a short period of time.
This amazing 90-minute Discovery Channel feature documentary was written, co-edited and associate-produced by Kim MacQuarrie and narrated by Linda Hunt. SPIRITS OF THE RAINFOREST won two Emmy Awards, a Cine Golden Eagle, and awards at three Film Festivals.