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. The effects of the radiation has led to countless cases of cancer and deformities in the surrounding areas.Watch Now
The world’s last remaining rivers are in danger of disappearing along with the millions of lives and cultures that depend on them. Promoters of mega dams are calling their energy system ‘green’ and ‘clean’ but the reality is that land is being flooded, species are being threatened, and entire communities are being destroyed.Watch Now
In 1968, Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. Racism across the United States was rampant. Instead of ignoring the problem that was plaguing the country, one teacher in an all-white Iowa town, Jane Elliot, decided to rise to the challenge and become part of the solution.Watch Now
Propaganda is a viral documentary film that blurs the line between reality, fiction and persuasion. Suggesting what might be a fictionalized premise that the film was presented to a translator from possible defectors from North Korea, the film is apparently a work of propaganda aimed against western society and culture as a means of bolstering the strength of the DPRK.Watch Now
About 6,000 migrant women learn how to cycle each year in the Netherlands. Cycling is the preferred form of transportation in this country and the laws that protect cyclists are so strict, that most cyclists don’t need to wear helmets.
Becoming a father can be a life-changing experience that can make you question your own childhood and either feel appreciation or contempt for the men that were there for it.
Why are some children able to thrive and make their dreams come true, while others aren’t? Is it up to fate?
Bangkok, the capital of Thailand is covered with thousands of mysterious graffiti. Whoever is making the drawings seems to have been doing it for years and is probably the most prolific street artist ever.
In 1968, Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. Racism across the United States was rampant. Instead of ignoring the problem that was plaguing the country, one teacher in an all-white Iowa town, Jane Elliot, decided to rise to the challenge and become part of the solution.
The ancient Chinese game of Go has long been seen as a challenge to artificial intelligence. It’s intensely contemplative and almost hypnotic.
Many young men and women escape the African Continent in the hopes of finding a better life somewhere else. Many of them end up in Italy; oblivious of the fact that racism continues to be an issue in this European country.
From the beginning of this world’s history, humans have had a somewhat cruel dominion over other living creatures. The excuse has always been that animals do not have a soul, but in the words of M.
The 13th amendment of the constitution makes it unconstitutional for someone to be held as a slave. However, there’s a clause or loophole that states “except as a punishment for crime.”
In 1918, children all around the world and of all cultures were orphaned in a matter of months as around 50 million men and women died due to influenza.
The suicide rate among farmers is almost double that of the rest of the population. This should not really come as a surprise considering the fact that a farmer’s work just goes on and on for hours without any rest.
Paradise was a beautiful tightknit community; everybody felt safe in the mountains and the place always had a healing effect on visitors and residents.
The tribes living in the Engan region are known in Papua New Guinea as the ones responsible for a lot of the fighting and killing that’s going on.
The Baalbek Temple Complex located in Beirut is one of the most amazing structures of antiquity. There have been many conflicts in the region for many years and even though it’s not currently the case, the buildings still hold traces of recent hostilities.
After paying taxes for 37 years, Paulette Wilson got a letter stating that she was an illegal immigrant. The letter shocked her to the core because for the first time in her life she had absolutely no idea who she was or where she belonged.
In 1993 the Los Angeles Police Department opened an investigation against Michael Jackson regarding allegations of sexual molestation of a minor by the name Jordan Chandler.
It’s a problem affecting thousands of new apartment owners across Australia. For many families, this is their only asset and they never expected to lose it.
The shipbreakers have a special prayer that they dedicate to the goddess Kali in the place where they live— the place where ships go to die.
Laurie Lipton says that there’s nobody on the planet that has drawn more than she has. She hasn’t cooked or had children.
The human race depends on pollination. If you lose pollination then you lose plants and eventually you lose people. Scientists in North America have been trying to figure out why the population of honeybees has been declining and many of them concluded that it was probably due to climate change.
Juan Francisco Estrada is ‘El Gallo’, an extremely talented Mexican boxer. But Estrada’s childhood was filled with loss and tragedy. As he prepares for his biggest fight yet, he shares his thoughts and philosophies about life, intertwined with his memories.
We suffer because we become attached to the past. We live on our memories that then shape our future. The concept of past and future is only important to the intellect because it gives the individual a sense of control over what is going on in his or her life.
Greenlanders have always lived in survival mode. The mountains, the ice and the fierce wind are not new to them. They were born and raised in Greenland and it’s the place they love.
This film is a 30-minute documentary about Hinewai, a beautiful place located on New Zealand’s Banks Peninsula. In 1987 Hugh Wilson announced to the local community that he was planning to allow a weed to grow as a nurse canopy to regenerate farmland into native forest and restore the native biodiversity as much as possible.
This is a short documentary about people who are often referred to as animals. It analyzes the mindset of gang members and identifies why it’s easy for high-risk young men and women to end up becoming gangstas.
This is the story of a fourteen-year-old young man who, like many kids his age, spends most of his time online.
At the return of the first crew to ever set foot upon the moon, the world cheered. The astronauts had fulfilled one of humanity’s boldest dreams.
There is a lot of unnecessary suffering going on all around. Alexis has decided to make a difference, however small. Having been diagnosed with a life-threatening disease, she knows what it’s like to feel afraid of dying.
This award winning short documentary sheds some light on the brutal crimes that are being committed against innocent women. Studies show that one in every five female college student will be sexually assaulted on her campus.
Hepatitis C is a chronic viral infection that can cause fatal liver disease. Around 71 million people worldwide suffer from this condition.
In the last ten years, the premiums for healthcare costs have doubled. No other expense has seen that great an increase over the same length of time.
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.
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.
The story of how the media bought what the White House was selling has not been told in depth on television.
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.
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).
The Democratic Republic of the Congo is a large, beautiful, mineral-rich country with wildlife that can’t be found anywhere else on Earth.
Almost four decades ago Jadav Payeng embarked on an impressive project. He decided that he wanted to save his beloved hometown.
The world is changing quickly and the things that some take for granted are impossible dreams for others. Many men, women, and children have had to leave the comforts of their home and the familiarity of their place of birth to set out on a quest for survival.
This award-winning documentary is considered one of the best ever made about UFOs and alien life. Even if you’re skeptical, you’ll be presented with an in-depth look at the scientific side of the debate about extraterrestrial life.
Raised in the city, Brion Whitfold grew up without knowing much about his Ojibway culture or heritage. Then he was diagnosed with diabetes and the more Brion’s health deteriorated, the deeper his interest grew in connecting with his origins.
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.
Inspired by musician and eco-philosopher David Rothenberg’s book of the same title, this documentary explores the intriguing, charming, complex and often conflicting theories on why birds sing like they do and why humans are so attracted to the sound.
Internet addiction is a growing threat to society in this century. In China, there are over 700 million Internet users and the number is continually growing.
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.
Every veteran faces the risk of having to live with trauma for the rest of his or her life. Suicidal thoughts, anger, and fantasizing about killing are just a few of the dangers that often accompany post-traumatic stress.
In the mid 80s, David Graham Scott started experimenting with film and with drugs. His experiments led him to become an addict with an aimless hollow existence.
According to the CIA, the world’s most powerful drug syndicate can be found in Sinaloa, Mexico. After the Colombian cartels were overthrown in the early 1990s, Mexican gangs have gained control over the entire drug supply chain from the plantations all the way to the dealers on the street.
Propaganda is a viral documentary film that blurs the line between reality, fiction and persuasion. Suggesting what might be a fictionalized premise that the film was presented to a translator from possible defectors from North Korea, the film is apparently a work of propaganda aimed against western society and culture as a means of bolstering the strength of the DPRK.
This documentary is about Scott, a 40-year-old divorced father, his four children Job (20), Craig (18), Heather (15) and Sam (13).
It was Chief Seattle that said, “the Earth does not belong to man, man belongs to the Earth. All things are connected like the blood that unites us all.
In order to survive, sometimes you need to remember what your ancestors taught you. This is especially true if you live in a place like Toksook Bay, Alaska where the total population is less than 1000.
In the 19th Century, Jay Gould, an American railroad developer was quoted as saying “I can hire one-half of the working class to kill the other half.”
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.
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.
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.
Science writer Rita Carter tells the story of how modern neuroscience has revealed that reading, something most of us take for granted, unlocks remarkable powers.
Louis Theroux reunites with four people from his previous episodes of Weird Weekends. Starring in the first season of his “Weird Weekends” documentary: fundamental Christian Randy James, reverend Robert Short, porn-star J.J.
Four friends share an unusual dream. They want to travel to Mongolia to visit the nomadic tribes. So after talking it over and trying to figure out how they could make it happen, they gather a handful of sponsors, modify an old army truck to make it more practical, and then embark on a 10,000km journey.
Jamaicans take their athletes seriously. That’s the reason why young girls and boys aspire to become their country’s new sprint champions.
The military conflicts that the United States has been involved in has produced thousands of veterans. Most of these men and women have a very hard time coping with real life once they return home.
The Collective Evolution is a documentary aimed at showing the current state of the world, why it needs to be changed, and how each and every one of us can play a role in changing it.
A mother tells the painful story of her son’s short life. He was a happy young man with unlimited potential who made a few questionable decisions that led him down a dark pathway.
Bill Mason— a lover and defender of wildlife, directed this film by the National Film Board of Canada. Very few people can honestly say that they have ever heard the howl of the wolf echoing across the Northern Lake.
Thirteen minute, 28 second narrated color film clip of a 1977 Alyeska Pipeline construction progress report. Alyeska (meaning “mainland” in Aleut and referring to Alaska) is a consortium of companies that own the Trans Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS) The report gives a good overview of the challenges faced during construction of the 800 mile-long pipeline.
In the Israeli Army there’s a special service that has the main task of finding a dead soldier’s family as soon as possible and informing them about the loss of their loved one.
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.
In the year 2015, almost 70 people committed suicide every day in Japan. That amounts to a total of 24,025 documented cases.
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.
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.
The cop shows might have lied to us by making gun tracing seem fast and easy. When a gun needs to be traced, the information is sent all the way to the Firearms Tracing Division, which is located in Martinsburg, West Virginia.
In this documentary, Rebounds, we follow the careers of two basketball players who have been humbled after receiving the news that they have not made it to the NBA.
Between 1970 and 1972 the Angry Brigade used guns and bombs in a series of symbolic attacks against property. A series of communiqués accompanied the actions, explaining the choice of targets and the Angry Brigade philosophy: autonomous organization and attacks on property alongside other forms of militant working class action.
Imagine being in so much pain that you can even feel it in your sleep. Imagine that pain never ever going away, not even for a minute.
Traditionally people of all cultures and backgrounds seem to bond well over sports and cricket is no exception to this fact.
Three men: Neculai Marin, Aurel Barbu, and Raj Hurdui leave their native Romania in search for a better life elsewhere. They leave behind more than only memories; walking away from everything that is familiar can be very difficult at times.
This is the story of a man named Alex, who wanted more out of life. He loved to do crazy things as a small child growing up in Southern Indiana.
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.
American novelist Jack London once said, “Any man, who is a man, can travel alone.” Twenty-four year old Ben Page took this saying to heart and decided to cycle around the world.
How many of the health problems that we are witnessing today are the result of our modern food culture? With all the advancements in medicine, people should be healthier now than ever before, however it seems like exactly the opposite is the case.
Campania is a scenic region located in southwestern Italy. The place is famous for the historic city of Naples, Mount Vesuvius, and its mouth-watering food..
Most children in the United States that were born between the late sixties and the early nineties watched Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.
Marieke De Lange had a vision of empowering underprivileged children by helping them to stage performances. She wanted their dramatizations to bring to life some of the hardships they face because of poverty.
The world’s last remaining rivers are in danger of disappearing along with the millions of lives and cultures that depend on them.
Having ruled Egypt for 30 years, Hosni Mubarak is now 83 years old. Mubarak, then vice-president, was the only candidate to succeed Anwar al-Sadat after the then Egyptian president was assasinated in 1981.
A keystone species is a species that is essential to the functioning of the ecosystem as a whole. Such a species supports the entire interdependent network of life because other animals simply cannot live without it.
This documentary, written and directed by Norman Caruso, tells the story of the Power Glove, the first ever mass-produced gesture-based device.
Lobsang Phuntsok is a Buddhist monk that received the honor of being trained under the guidance of His Holiness The Dalai Lama.
It’s hard to imagine life before the Internet. We have become so used to sharing information instantaneously with people all over the world that it would be tragic not to be able to do so.
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.
The originators of hip hop took their music from block parties of to world wide radio waves within a short period of time.
Plastic has become a real problem. We’ve never consumed more plastic than we do now at any other moment in history.
John Dee (13 July 1527 – 1608 or 1609) was a noted English mathematician, astronomer, astrologer, occultist, navigator, imperialist and consultant to Queen Elizabeth I.
A sleep epidemic swept over Kalachi for about three years. The causes remained unknown for a long time even though quite a few scientists worked tirelessly to come up with possible reasons for this condition.
This documentary celebrates the vibrant culture and tenacious struggle of the Canadian Gypsy and introduces a new generation of Roma who claim their roots with pride.
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.
Portrait photography has a way of humanizing even the most distant situations. And so with this goal in mind, this young photographer and filmmaker set out on a mission that would be completely self-funded and independent.
On September 18, 2014, the people of Scotland voted in a historic referendum that threatened to break apart its 307-year union from the United Kingdom.
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.
Campania is a scenic region located in southwestern Italy. The place is famous for the historic city of Naples, Mount Vesuvius, and its mouth-watering food..
Where and what is nano? How will it shape our future? Nanoscience is the study of phenomena and manipulation of materials at the nanoscale, where properties differ significantly from those at a larger scale.
Bonifica del Tronto is a ten-mile road located in central Italy. There are many factories and a few houses along this road that ends in a seaside town.
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.
Computer gaming addiction is real. In this short film, three gamers share their personal experiences that led them to fall into this condition.
Kim Dotcom is a larger-than-life controversial Internet entrepreneur. It has been reported that he made $175 million dollars with his file sharing website Megaupload.
San Francisco is one of the richest cities in the United States. The ‘City by the Bay’ is a favorite among many tourists and locals.
Documentary. Japan through foreign eyes. Interviews with nineteen foreign residents in Japan. Personal experiences and opinions, both the good and the bad stuff.
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.
ISIS is the most brutal terrorist group in recent history. They murder, rape, pillage, enslave, and destroy, and it’s all done in the name of religion.
This time Michael from VSauce explores the concept of temperature and heat in this incredibly interesting documentary. We’ve all heard of absolute zero– the theoretically lowest possible temperature.
During the Six-Day War, Israel attacked and nearly sank the USS Liberty belonging to its closest ally, the USA. Thirty-four American servicemen were killed in the two-hour assault by Israeli warplanes and torpedo boats.
For the conspiracy buffs out there, you’ve probably already seen or at least heard of Zeitgeist: The Movie. This film is renowned for its compelling narrative and controversial subject matter yet there are plenty that call the documentary out for it’s alleged factual errors.
On March 11th 2011 Japan was hit by the greatest tsunami in a thousand years. Through compelling testimony from 7-10 year-old survivors, this film reveals how the deadly wave and the Fukushima nuclear accident have changed children’s lives forever.
A powerful civilization ruled the rainforests of Central America for thousands of years, and then mysteriously vanished. Historians have never known for sure what triggered their disappearance, although many have speculated about it.
Virgin School follows the emotional and physical journey of a 26 year old virgin as he embarks on a unique four month course for sexually inexperienced men in Amsterdam.
This film is about celebrating the 25th anniversary of the well-known video game: Street Fighter. It includes dozens of interviews with fans, designers, and experts, all of which attest that their lives would have been very different if Street Fighter had not existed.
The war in Syria has completely destroyed many towns. Nearly half a million people have been killed and many more are missing.
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.