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
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
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
Two brothers use choreographed movements and dance to express their experience figuring out masculinity, surviving racism, and understanding the meaning of brotherhood.
It was only until 1997 that the former British colony of Hong Kong was handed back to the People’s Republic of China.
This film tells the heartbreaking story of how thousands of indigenous people from all over the world were openly displayed in the United States in the early 20th Century.
Who knew that the secret to longevity was to eat birds nests? Both young and old men in the Philippines risk their lives every day climbing rocks in dark caves to get these nests.
George Washington Carver was a man of many talents who loved life. He famously said “when you can do the common things of life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.”
This short film tells the story of a 12-year-old girl who wants to make it into the Chinese youth Olympic weight-lifting team.
People who have to live with scars in visible places go through a lot of emotions in public. People stare, some ask, some look away in embarrassment, others pretend they are invisible, and quite a few immediately judge and reject.
Ethan is 13 years old and he is quick to clarify that he has two loves: dogs and politics. He loves to find and feed stray dogs and he also loves basketball and fishing.
Josh Crooks believes he was born to play hockey. As the only Black player in an overwhelmingly White sport, it gets lonely sometimes.
Every year, thousands of quilters travel to Paducah, Kentucky to participate in its annual quilt competition. During that week the small town’s population is doubled and everybody knows it’s because the quilters are in town.
The 21st century has given people more access to information, and although this is generally a good thing, it has also given them access to fake news.
The people who live in Complexo do Alemao, a favela in Rio Di Janeiro, know a thing or two about losing loved ones to gun violence.
The ocean is a magical space where time slows down. This almost alien world that draws many in, is teeming with life but is hardly ever explored.
At the end of World War II a new country emerged. The world would come to know it as North Korea.
China is one of the countries with the largest number of organ transplants per year. Although the statistic sounds noble, very little is known about the source of these organs.
The ground that Louisiana sits on is sinking and many of its families now have to relocate. Isle de Jean Charles could disappear within the next few decades.
We’ve known about the dangers of climate change for six decades. Back when scientists first started warning about it, there was still barely enough time to make changes in the way we treated our natural resources.
I am my brother’s keeper. I am my sister’s keeper. I am destined for greatness. On the night of November 11, 2012, Leon was pulled over in a case of mistaken identity.
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.
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.
What is it that makes us human? Is it the ability to love? Is it because we are able to show different emotions and express different feelings?
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.
What future do you want to see? That is the theme of Connected, a film that aims to make us question the way our society functions on a global level.
‘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.
“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.
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.
The Democratic Republic of the Congo is a large, beautiful, mineral-rich country with wildlife that can’t be found anywhere else on Earth.
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.
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.
Visual effects artists work behind the scene creating some of the most iconic and mind-blowing effects in the movies we love.
In the closing months of World War II, defeat was imminent for the Germans. The invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944 – D-Day – opened a second Allied front, and the Allies began overtaking a host of German positions; Paris was liberated on August 25; Romania and Bulgaria surrendered in quick succession.
You were conceived from a single cell to a full-grown baby in only 9 months. This is amazing and miraculous because during ejaculation a mature healthy man can expel up to 500 million sperm inside a woman’s vagina.
DMT is a molecule found in some plants and animal species, that when ingested can cause a profound hallucinogenic spiritual experience with God.
Episode 1: The Shores of the Cosmic Ocean In this highly acclaimed series written for PBS by astronomer/author Dr. Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan, the universe is the topic of discussion.
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.
Brockville Mental Health Centre is a forensic psychiatric hospital where people who have committed violent crimes are sent to receive treatment for their mental illness.
World War II began on September 1, 1939 when Germany invaded Poland. Two days later, Britain and France declared war on Germany and most of the other members of the Commonwealth of Nations followed suit.
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.
The Day the Wave Came gives a detailed account of the magnitude and destruction of a tsunami using the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami as its backdrop.
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.
Who is responsible for raising a healthy child? It’s obvious that humanity is facing a huge problem these days: kids are much heavier than they should be.
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.
This is the highly anticipated documentary from director Robert Greenwald investiagates the impact of the U.S. Drone Wars, at home and abroad.
Meet Abigail and Brittany Hensel, the twins who share a body. They come as a package deal, so you better get along with both of them.
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.
The Theory of Special Relativity as part of the educational process: not for the sake of understanding the theory itself, but in using Einstein’s particular discovery as a case study to demonstrate and walk people through real human thinking.
In the spring of 2003, the United States invaded the country of Iraq and removed its dictator, Saddam Hussein from power.
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.
This film was directed by Darius Clark Monroe and produced by Spike Lee. It tells the story of a group of young college athletes from the Wyoming Cowboys Football Team that decided to wear black armbands protesting against Brigham Young University, a large Mormon University.
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.
“Holy Death, protect us. Holy Death, hear us. Holy Death, come into us. Holy Death, be with us…” These are the words of a prayer offered once a month before an altar set up on a street corner in Mexico City.
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 concept of Kawsak Sacha (living forest) is not new; it’s just common sense. And the Kitchwa men and women know exactly why this is important.
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.
Up to five million people have lost their lives to war and violence in the province of Northern Kivu, to the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Frank Lee arrived in Canada in 1960. He was Grandmaster White Crane Kung Fu who devised his own style for contact fighting.
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.
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.
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.
Most children in the United States that were born between the late sixties and the early nineties watched Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.
Society is obsessed with stuffing everybody into its mold and severely punishing all who don’t comply. But how many of us actually fit into the mold?
In 2006, Andrew Miners’ vision was to build an eco-resort and center for marine conservation in West Papua, Indonesia. This place holds the world’s most bio diverse marine habitat.
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.
Almost four decades ago Jadav Payeng embarked on an impressive project. He decided that he wanted to save his beloved hometown.
The Jungle is one of the most formidable environments known to man and the Malayan jungle is the oldest jungle on the planet.
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.
Traditionally people of all cultures and backgrounds seem to bond well over sports and cricket is no exception to this fact.
India is home to many endangered species. Large mammals such as the Bengal tiger and the Asian elephant share the subcontinent with over a billion people.
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.
With California and the rest of the country going bankrupt, one business is booming. How Weed Won the West is the story of the growing Medical Marijuana industry, focusing on Los Angeles with over 700 legal dispensaries doling out the buds.
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.
The British Empire was the largest empire the world has ever known and the city of London was the world’s biggest global financial center.
Produced by Tribeca Digital Studios, in association with American Express, this film is a celebration of small businesses and entrepreneurship. It tells the story of the Taharka Brothers and their Original American Ice Cream Culture.
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.
Glyphosate was originally patented by Monsanto and branded as Roundup—a powerful weed killer. Today it’s the most widely used herbicide around the world.
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.
The stories are all different but they have one thing in common: pain. When a child asks his mother for food and she has no money to get him any, it causes a deep pain within her that words cannot express.
This short documentary produced by Brendan Hearne tells the story of 50-year-old competitive surfer Curt Harper. Harper was diagnosed with autism when he was around two years old.
Mind of a Murderer is a BBC documentary which examines why people kill. Looking at new research by neurologists, psychologists, psychiatrists and biochemists, and with powerful testimony from murder witnesses and murderers themselves, the series reveals the latest thinking on the causes of violent behavior and considers how murderers can best be treated and managed.
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.
This documentary explores the complex relationship between coastal Cajuns in Louisiana and the oil and gas industry. It follows the Terrebone family and their seafood business.
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.
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.
Kony 2012: Part II – Beyond Famous has been released. DocumentaryStorm is the first to bring you the official response from the creators of the documentary and campaign.
Nanosciences and nanotechnologies represent a formidable challenge for the research community and industry. World-class infrastructure, new fundamental knowledge, novel equipment for characterisation and manufacturing, multi-disciplinary education and training for innovative and creative engineering, and a responsible attitude to societal demands are required.
Sibel Edmonds, a 32-year-old Turkish-American, was hired as a translator by the FBI shortly after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 because of her knowledge of Middle Eastern languages.
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.
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.
As technology advances our privacy is disappearing. This documentary, Panopticon, explores just how much our personal lives are being affected by the usage of invasive technology to monitor us.
In the 18th century, a Thai soldier named Nai Khanom Tom was taken prisoner in Burma. Shortly after that, at a boxing tournament organized by the King, the Thai prisoner consecutively beat ten of the army’s best fighters.
This eye-opening documentary brings up a well-known issue that concerns every parent and teacher alive. Millions of teenagers all over the world are falling prey to the attacks of consumerism and the overwhelming desire to be cool and to fit in.
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.
This film offers an interesting journey into the unique history of snowboarding. It explores de cultural forces that shaped this sport into what it is today.
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.
Influencers is a great documentary that looks at how trends and creativity become contagious. What does it mean to be an influencer?
Dr. Temple Grandin has a unique ability to understand the animal mind – and she’s convinced her skill is down to her autistic brain.
The digital revolution of the last decade has unleashed creativity and talent in an unprecedented way, with unlimited opportunities. But does democratized culture mean better art or is true talent instead drowned out?
Just a casual walk around Liverpool will reveal how big a of problem rough sleeping and begging has become. Yet in contrast, there are signs of prosperity all around and a high-end property boom.
In the 1980s Medellin, Colombia was considered one of the most dangerous cities in Latin America. Pablo Escobar ran his drug cartel from this location and made millions of dollars yearly from drug trade and other illegal activities.
Code Therapy is a documentary that explores how technology can give relief to those who suffer from mental health issues. It’s a relatively new field that has blossomed in the last few years.
How does a country suddenly end up losing an entire city? The Philippines island of Mindanao lost more than 200,000 of its citizens as extremists, declaring allegiance to ISIS, swarmed in.
A British documentary on zoophilia presenting various personal, religious, psychological, and sociological views on the phenomenon of sexual relations between humans and other animals.
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.
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.
New Malden, London is home to the biggest North Korean community in Europe. There are currently about 600 North Korean men, women, and children living in the area.
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.
Dubbed the “Bangkok Hilton” by the West, Thailand’s Bangkwang jail is one of the most notorious prisons in the world. Until now, the reality of life in Bangkwang has remained a secret.
With the help of a hammer-wielding scientist, Jennifer Aniston and a general anaesthetic, Professor Marcus du Sautoy goes in search of answers to one of science’s greatest mysteries: how do we know who we are?