Society Documentaries

Second Innings

Traditionally people of all cultures and backgrounds seem to bond well over sports and cricket is no exception to this fact.

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FavelaLive

The city of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil has over 1,000 poor neighborhoods that are infested by drugs and violence. These places are like small cities and they are called favelas.

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The Infamous Chalk Girl

There’s a 16 year old girl at the heart of Hong Kong’s democracy movement. She wears a white surgical mask and is known only as The Chalk Girl.

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Broken Lives Illustrated

This thought-provoking film highlights the lives of twelve homeless people living in Florida. Their stories all begin differently. None of them expected to become homeless, but life happened.

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Freedom for Liberland!

An internationally recognized law known as “terra nullius” (no man’s land) declares that if no one states a claim on a land, then anyone is entitled to it as his or her own.

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An Inconvenient Border: Where China Meets North Korea

China and North Korea share a border split by the rivers Yalu and Tumen. At night you can stand on one side and experience the complete darkness on the other side.

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Dearborn, Michigan

The city of Dearborn has one of the biggest and oldest Arab-American communities in the United States. Most of the members of this community are Lebanese, Iraqi, or descendants of these groups.

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Cambodia’s Hollywood Dad

Scott Neeson: From Hollywood highs to Cambodia’s slum kids

Scott Neeson went from being a poor young immigrant from Scotland, working as a projectionist in a drive-in movie theater to becoming a top Hollywood movie industry executive.

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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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Bride Trade

Fighting Tanzania's Child Bride Tradition

Even though it’s against the law to marry underage girls in Tanzania, many parents continue to follow the ancient tradition. This means that they give their daughters as young as 11 or 12 in marriage to men who are much older, sometimes more than three times their age.

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Happy Never After

Since 2012, there have been a new set of laws in the United Kingdom that seem to have the sole purpose of keeping people away from their loved ones.

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Stitched up in Cambodia

When Having a Baby Means Losing Your Job

Many famous name brands deliberately choose to manufacture their products in countries where labor is cheap. This comes at a high cost that usually involves human rights violations and abuse of power.

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If I Die on Mars

Hundreds of years from now, few people will remember the names of famous celebrities, but everyone will remember the names of those four brave men and women who were the first to live on Mars.

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The Island

Is it illegal to seek asylum? Is it illegal to go to another country seeking safety and protection? Well, that’s a difficult question to answer these days when over 50 million persons have fled their country in search for peace.

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The SlumGods of Dharavi

This short documentary tells the story of Vikram, a young underprivileged boy who lives in Dharavi, in Mumbai. Dharavi is the biggest slum in India and it’s located right in the center of the financial district.

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Rhinos Without Borders

About a hundred years ago there were close to one million rhinos living in South Africa. These days their amounts have dwindled to about 20,000 white rhinos, 4,000 black rhinos, and only three northern white rhinos The population just keeps shrinking.

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Children of the Front

Civil war broke out in the Central African Republic in 2012.  It was a bloody conflict between Muslims (Seleka) and Christians (Anti-balaka) that led to the loss of thousands of lives.

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DPRK: The Land of Whispers

North Korea, officially the DPRK (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea), has been called the land of whispers for a long time and it’s because people just don’t say things in public.

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Inferno Village

This documentary tells the story of an unbelievable occurrence that has been going on for about a century or so. The village of Jharia in India is located right on a coalfield where an underground fire started in 1916— a hundred years ago, and hasn’t stopped burning yet.

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American Baghdad

Over 200,000 Iraqi refugees have applied for asylum in the United States since April 2013.  A little less than half have been approved.

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Orca Rescue

This short film was shot on location in New Zealand. It documents the life and research of Dr. Ingrid Visser. From a very young age, Dr.

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A Simpler Way: Crisis as Opportunity

The history of industrialization has proven that limitless economic growth, advanced technology, and material affluence are the keys to financial prosperity.

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Danny From North Korea

This is the story of a young man named Danny, who was born in a small town in North Korea where he lived with his mother and grandmother.

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The Internet Warriors

What can be driving so many people, all over the world, to use the Internet to threaten, bully, and offend others?

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