Crime Documentaries

Quipu – Calls for Justice

In the 1990s Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori promoted a sterilization campaign that targeted underprivileged indigenous women and men living in rural communities.  

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AKA Lonely

In Western Mexico, there’s a place called Michoacán de Ocampo. It’s one of the states that comprise the 32 Federal Entities of Mexico.

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Truth and Privacy in the National Archives

Every May 4th, the pain of World War II becomes real to many families in The Netherlands. On that day, the Dutch flag hangs at half-mast and everybody keeps two minutes of silence.

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Last Words

This thought-provoking short film by Lucas Jatoba and Andrew Goldie tells the story of eight convicts on death row and the last words they spoke before being executed.

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Find My Phone

About 300 smartphones get reported as stolen every week in the Netherlands.  In Amsterdam alone, about 17 missing phones are reported every day.

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Project Duterte

Law Enforcement or Mass Terror? The Philippines' War on Drugs

Over 12 million Filipinos live in extreme poverty, and many sell drugs to make a living. This caused crime rates to be at an all-time high.

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Pakistan’s Hidden Shame

About four million Pakistani children are forced to work from an early age to help support their families. More than a million of these children actually live on the streets.

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NCR: Not Criminally Responsible

Police received a call one night indicating that a woman was being stabbed in front of a WalMart.  The victim was a 22-year-old woman who was getting married within a short period of time.

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Upstate Purgatory

Four Prisoners Trying to Escape Internal Damnation

Over a thousand men and women are housed at the Albany County Correctional Facility in upstate New York. They are kept there while they await their trials.

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A Very Sicilian Justice

Taking On The Mafia

This film by Paul Sapin and Toby Follett is about the mafia in Italy. The life of a Sicilian judge Antonino Di Matteo is being threatened because he is chief prosecutor in an unprecedented trial against the mafia.

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Life With Murder

This film by John Kastner shares the true story of what happens when a parent’s worst nightmare comes true. On January 6th, 1998 the 18-year-old daughter of Leslie and Bryan Jenkins was murdered in cold blood.

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Chevron vs. The Amazon

The environmental significance of the Ecuadorian Amazon cannot be overstated.  Its biodiversity is such that more species exist in the Amazon basin than anywhere else on Earth.

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The Coca Cola Case

The Truth That Refreshes

It was Martin Luther King who once said that ‘injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.’ These are the words belted out over a megaphone as a group of supporters in the US take to the streets to speak out against Coca Cola’s shady business practices in countries such as Colombia.

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Alien Boy: The Life and Death of James Chasse

It seems as if police brutality has been consistently increasing within the last few decades. A quick look at the latest reports reveal that it’s not an issue of police ganging up against a certain race, it’s an issue of police not being accountable for the excessive use of force on common citizens.

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SOS: Sold Out Slaves

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. 

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VICE on HBO: Season 3

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.

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Trench Town: Violent Crime in Bob Marley’s Hometown

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.

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OverCriminalized

Alternatives to Incarceration

We’re living at a time in which being homeless, being on drugs, or being mentally ill are crimes that can send you to prison.

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Killers, Inc.

On March 20, 2012 security cameras film a man stepping off the London metro.  He then walked to an apartment complex in East London and waited patiently.

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Banaz: A Love Story

Banaz was a beautiful girl; usually calm and quiet, and she loved to see others happy. She was born in Iraq in 1985 to a large family.

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NARCO STATE: Inside Mexico’s Drug Cartels

The United States is the world’s largest consumer of illegal drugs. That insatiable appetite needs a supplier, and Mexico is more than happy to comply.

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The Panama Papers: Secrets of the Super Rich

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.

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Café Sheroes: Life After an Acid Attack

Agra City, India is the location of a famous Café Sheroes 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.

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What’s in My Baggie?

During the 1920s and early 30s, there were laws in the United States that prohibited the sales, production, transportation, and importation of alcoholic beverages.

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